Sponsor a Child

TCEF’s sponsorship program connects an interested person here in the West with Tibetan children that need help. Over the past twenty years, we’ve made hundreds of connections.

Sponsorship funds help to pay for school tuition, uniforms, books, medical and health care needs etc. At TCEF’s partner institution  -Kyitsel-ling Tibetan Children’s Education Center, Clement Town – the sponsorship funds also cover all boarding and lodging expenses.

School tuition, uniforms, books

School boarding and lodging

Medical and health care needs


His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Administration in Exile, with the support of the Government of India and various other organizations and individuals have done a wonderful job with Tibetan education in exile. Over the past fifty plus years thousands of Tibetan children have received excellent education.


As a refugee community, the Tibetans have done remarkably well. Most Tibetan refugees began their lives in exile as road labors. Over the years, many of them have transitioned in business. But, life for Tibetans in exile has never been easy and there are many Tibetan families that need help. Some of them are poor – others come from broken homes, or have some sickness or other problem in their lives. These families need help to educate their children.

Getting started

The easiest way to get started by doing an online subscription at the bottom of this page. 

You can call Karma Tensum at  (406)461 -8745  or send a short email to tcef@mt.net to express your interest and we will get back to you right away.

How You Can Help

Here are all the different ways that you can help educate a Tibetan refugee child’s education:

* Sponsor a child’ school education. Make a commitment to change a life. The gift of education can transform lives. Take a child right through school.

* Make a sponsorship commitment to sponsor a child’s education for three years. At the end of that period, you can renew your sponsorship or TCEF will find another sponsor for the child to build on the education already received from your sponsorship. To date, we’ve been able to find replacement sponsors for every child that had an initial sponsor.

*Make a one time donation to our sponsorship program. Your donation will enable us to immediately help a child until we find a regular sponsor.

FAQs on Sponsorship

How are children selected for sponsorships? Will children write back to sponsors? What gifts can we send them ? Interested persons may have many other questions. Please email your questions to tcef@mt.net, and we’ll be happy to get back to you. Please know that when you sponsor a child or elder, you not only sponsor a child or an elder – but you are helping that whole program. 


$45.00 USD for each month, for 30 installments

$135.00 USD for each 3 months, for 12 installments

$270.00 USD for each 6 months, for 6 installments

$540.00 USD for each year, for 3 installments

One-time Donations

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