TCEF is able to fulfill its mission with the help of several partner organizations in India. We spent much of its initial resources to help establish Kyitsel-ling Tibetan Children’s Education Center at Clement Town, North India. More information on Kyitsel-ling is now available at www.kyitseling.org. The foundation stone for Kyitsel-ling was laid by HH The Dalai Lama on 21 November 1997. This year Kyitsel-ling is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.
Over the years we’ve worked with several partner organizations:
Tibetan Department of Education in Exile, Dharamsala
Kyitsel-ling Tibetan Children’s Education Center, Clement Town
Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society, Dharamsala
Gu Chu Sum, Dharamsala,
Pema Tsal Academy, Sikkim
Ramdha Buddhist Society, Sidhpur
Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School, Clement Town
Delek Hospital, Dharamsala
Maitreya Project, Nepal
Most of our partnerships have been for different projects. For our sponsorship programs our major partners are Tibetan Children’s Education & Charitable Society, Clement Town, who run Kyitsel-ling, and Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society, Dharamsala who run several Tibetan schools.
They send us periodic updates on all sponsored persons. We receive recent photos, copies of school report cards, updates on health and wellness of children.They also inform us if a student has to leave the program due to certain circumstances. TCEF in turn is able to pass on these information to our sponsors.
For the elders too, we receive periodic updated photos and reports on their health and wellness. Typically elder sponsorship funds are disbursed twice a year, and following each disbursement, our sponsorship partner send us updates.
Project partners keep us informed on implementations. They send us completion reports – complete with accompanying images.
The Government of India requires nonprofits receiving funds from abroad to procure special permission under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). To maintain their FCRA status, organizations have to file quarterly and annual reports to the Government with proper utilization evidence. These reports ensure that funds received from oversees are spent in a timely manner for the purpose(s) it was originally intended for. For funders, these mandatory filings and audits from the GOI provide an additional layer of protection to ensure proper and timely use of funds.