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25th Anniversary Brochure

This brochure is a summary of everything TCEF. It provides an over view of our programs and achievements in our three key program areas of Culture, Education and Service over the past twenty five years. It also previews our hopes and aspiration in the years ahead. The gratitude segment informs…...

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The Tibetan Response to Covid 19 by Karma Tensum

The trend is the same - all over India, Tibetan communities are finding joy in giving back, in doing something for those who are more vulnerable and more in need than themselves. In 2019, the Tibetan community in exile coordinated a series of Thank You India events to express gratitude…...

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Internet & Computer Project

Improving the quality of education is going to take a multi faceted effort - involving quality teacher training, building an exception cadre of Tibetan education leadership and then transforming Tibetan classrooms with education technologies. And right here - transforming Tibetan classrooms is where we feel TCEF can make a vital…...

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The Versatile Tibetan Sweater Sellers by Karma Tensum

Throughout history, the story of human survival through adaptation is fascinating and even inspiring. In its own way, so is the story of the Tibetans in exile. Did you know that most Tibetans in exile eke out livelihoods as roadside hawkers, selling sweaters, shawls, jackets, gift items, and other warm…...

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5 Lessons From the Tibetan Culture by Karma Tensum

Often I think of ways for us to give back to this amazing community of sponsors and supporters who donate hard-earned money to support a child or elder they’ve never met on the other side of the globe. I’ve always been passionate about sharing the Tibetan culture and nowadays my…...

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My Journey with TCEF by Jane Amdahl

My journey with the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation began in 2004. I had been saving up for years to take the trip of a lifetime and the time had finally come. After looking at my options, I decided to go to the most exotic and faraway place I could think…...

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Celebrating the Success of our Students

In India, students in grade 12 have to sit for an important exams – the All India Senior Secondary Exams. These tests are conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE). Every year about 3 million students take these tests. The results of these have important ramifications for their…...

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Feathered Pipe Foundation 45th Anniversary Celebrations

The Feathered Pipe Foundation celebrated its 45th Anniversary Celebrations with a week-long online workshop offerings that included a TCEF presentation. The TCEF presentation was headed by a Mandala Flow presentation by Jennifer Prugh which was simply amazing. Executive Director Karma Tensum then gave an overview of the foundation’s work that…...

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The TCEF Story by Karma Tensum

The core of TCEF's story is about the empathy that individual people in the West have for Tibet and Tibetans. One reason to share this story is that we are marking our 25th anniversary this year, but perhaps even more importantly, I wanted to share it for inspiration. I've been…...

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Celebrating the Tibetan Spiritual Heritage

Spirituality is the lifeline of the Tibetan people. Without it, they would lose their soul and their foundation. Most Tibetans find some time, some space for it in their daily lives. For many, the time spent on spiritual practice is the most important and meaningful part of their day. And…...

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