Archive for March, 2015

Winter Literacy Project

March 16th, 2015

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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.

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“Dalai Lama Awakening” fund raiser a great success!

March 16th, 2015

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Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to the success of OGV’s recent fund-raiser film showing at the Loft Theater on March 7th in Tucson, Arizona.
The funds earned at this event will enable us to continue our work to support education and infrastructure projects in Tibet.
Specifically, we will continue to fund the Pentok Institute to educate girls in rural communities, and to support the work of the Friendship Charity to educate young Tibetans in their own language. Friendship Charity also helps Tibetans build water supply systems to carry fresh water to distant rural communities and solar ovens, since fuel is sometimes in short supply.
The Dalai Lama’s message during the film mandated everyone to “work for the benefit of humanity” first, then for our own benefit.

 

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