Following the occupation of Tibet by China in 1959 tens of thousands of Tibetan Refugees entered into and remained in Nepal. The Snow Lion Foundation (SLF) is a non-governmental non-profit Social Welfare Organization was founded in 1972 by the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation-Nepal) to develop and oversee Education, Health Care and the Social Welfare activities of the Tibetans living in the Tibetan settlements in Nepal. SLF’s primary goal is the preservation of traditional Tibetan culture, language and religion, and to enable the refugees to become self-reliant and able to lead a happy and admirable life in this competitive world. There are 12 schools that serve a total of 2510 Tibetan and local children from the Himalayan region.
One Global Village has joined the many international organizations that support the SLF’s work to educate refugee Tibetan children in Nepal. OGV recently donated $3,000 to provide warm winter clothing for 300 school children in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhorpatan and Tashiling.
We hope to continue supporting Snow Lion Foundation’s work with refugee Tibetan children and the elderly in Nepal through future fundraising activities. We welcome you to join us in planning our next fundraiser.