T.E.R.A. – the Tibetan Education & Relief Association including Himalayan Communities, Registered Charity no. 802974, since 1986 – has long-standing projects in Tibet, India, and Nepal. T.E.R.A. provides sponsorship for the health, welfare and education of people from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in the most impoverished Himalayan communities.
In a highly-restricted remote area of Tibet, T.E.R.A. supports a part-time health clinic and funds the building of a school, providing sponsorship to help children with their schooling up to the age of 13. Overall T.E.R.A. supports over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families.
In Nepal, T.E.R.A. sponsors the education, health and welfare of 15 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, T.E.R.A. sponsors the health, welfare and education of eleven Indian families, our Sponsorship Co-ordinator and his assistant, two elderly Tibetans, and others when needed. The families include Indian mothers who have either been abandoned or left unsupported due to severe family issues. T.E.R.A. has helped with the building of separate outside toilets for some of the poorest Indian communities, thus enabling them to apply for food coupons and feed their families.
Donate your leftover travel money to Tibetan Education and Relief Association
Do you have a drawer or jam jar, filled with foreign coins, left over travel money from previous holidays? Would you consider donating that forgotten currency to help fund a good cause?
It's easy to donate your leftover holiday cash; Simply fill out our charity exchange form and send it along with your currency to our London office. We will exchange all currency, coins and notes, foreign and domestic, and donate the exchange value plus 5% extra to Tibetan Education and Relief Association.
How much of my donation goes to Tibetan Education and Relief Association?
We donate the complete exchange value plus 5% extra to Tibetan Education and Relief Association. There are no fees, neither do we subtract any commission. You will receive a confirmation email, containing the amount donate. We will share this information with Tibetan Education and Relief Association.
Which banknotes and coins can I donate?
You can donate any coins or notes, foreign or domestic. We will exchange whatever currency you send us and will donate the combined exchange value plus five percent extra to Tibetan Education and Relief Association.
We will exchange currencies listed on our exchangeable currencies page against the exchange rates shows.
All other banknotes and coins will be exchanged against their numismatic value, bullion value or scrap metal value, whichever is higher. It helps if you sort the currency before you send it. But if you are unable to sort your currency, don't worry. We will take care of the sorting and counting free of charge.