Winter Literacy Project in Tibet
For the past several years, Friendship Charity Association (FCA), a Tibetan non-governmental organization, has held a month-long Winter Literacy Project in Guday primary school in Tibet.
FCA works with herding and farming communities in the Guinan region, where many herding communities lack access to basic education. The Winter Literacy Project has proven to be very effective. Students who have participated in the program consistently get better scores on their middle school entrance exams and they tend to continue on in school rather than dropping out. Nangchukja, FCA’s board director and a native of Guinan, needed funds to carry on the program again this year. One Global Village (a Bread for the Journey partner) sent him a grant of $2100, which covered the cost of the program. Three teachers taught intensive classes in Tibetan, Chinese, and English to 168 students. One Global Village contributed $2,000 to implement this program in two schools this winter, thanks to the generosity of our supporters.