The Tibetan Education & Relief Association (TERA) has long-standing projects in Himalayan communities of Tibet, India, and Nepal. TERA provides pooled-sponsorship for children’s education, and the health and welfare of impoverished people from multi-ethnic backgrounds.

In a highly-restricted remote area of Tibet, TERA supports a health clinic and funds the building of a school, providing sponsorship to help children with their schooling up to the age of 13. Overall TERA supports over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families.

In Nepal, TERA sponsors the education, health and welfare of 13 impoverished Nepalese Tamang, Nawari, and Sherpa children. The children also receive extra-curricular English lessons from a top Nepali teacher, who gives her time freely to enable the children to achieve a high standard of English education for a better start in life.

In India, TERA sponsor the necessary school equipment and uniforms of twelve Indian children (one each from twelve families). This enables their education at the Indian State School. Their mothers (sometimes with up to five children, living in one room) have either been abandoned or left unsupported due to severe family health issues.

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