T.E.R.A. – the Tibetan Education & Relief Association including Himalayan Communities, Registered Charity no. 802974, has been making a difference to the lives of people in Tibet, India and Nepal since 1986. T.E.R.A. provides pooled sponsorship for the health, welfare and education of people from multi-ethnic backgrounds, living in the most impoverished Himalayan communities.
The T.E.R.A. volunteers meet their own expenses, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the T.E.R.A. projects and benefits those in most need, providing maximum value for your money. T.E.R.A. is registered for Gift Aid, so every £10 you Gift Aid to T.E.R.A. becomes £12.50 for the T.E.R.A. projects. Thank you for supporting T.E.R.A. on Leftover Currency!
In a highly-restricted remote area of Tibet, T.E.R.A. supports a part-time health clinic. T.E.R.A. has refurbished this clinic to a better level of functionality, to allow more families better access to healthcare. T.E.R.A. also funded the building of a school with local eco-friendly materials, where the children from T.E.R.A. sponsored families benefit from schooling up to the age of 13. Your donations help T.E.R.A. to support over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families living in harsh conditions, especially in winter.
In Nepal, T.E.R.A. sponsors the education, health and welfare of 13 impoverished Nepalese Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Newar, Chhetri, Tamu and Sherpa children. The children also receive extra-curricular English lessons from the retired Head of the English Department of a highly reputable school in Kathmandu – she gives her time freely to enable the children to achieve a high standard of English education for a better start in life, and greater employment opportunities after leaving school. T.E.R.A. is focused more than ever on enabling children to become well-educated, as a skilled population is vital to the recovery of Nepal after the devastating earthquakes in 2015. A whole month’s school fees for one child are £18 (average) per month, but please donate what you can as even £2 per month makes a huge difference! T.E.R.A.’s aim is to increase its sponsorship to 100 children every year.
In an impoverished community in northern India, T.E.R.A. sponsors the health and welfare of eleven Indian families, the T.E.R.A. Representative and his assistant, two elderly Tibetans, and others when aid is needed. The families include households of single mothers living alone with children (sometimes with up to five people living in one room), because of abandonment or very little support due to severe family health issues or bereavement. T.E.R.A. has also helped with the building of separate outside toilets for people in the same community, which enabled them to apply for food coupons in order to feed their families. Every £20 you donate helps to support a family for a whole 12 months, so your donations go a long way!
PLEASE NOTE: T.E.R.A. is actively seeking funds to support its established and ongoing projects, which are its priorities for the forseeable future. T.E.R.A. are not able to grant funds to other organisations or individuals, so it will not reply to unsolicited requests for funding. Thank you.
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.