Residential Schools

TCV Upper Dharamsala

Following the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1950 and His Holiness the Dalai Lama's flight to India, it was quickly apparent that one of the most critical needs of Tibetan refugees was finding a means to care for the many children who had been orphaned or separated from their families...
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TCV Suja

Following the Chinese limited liberalisation policy of the 1980s, Tibetans by the thousands crossed over to India to seek freedom from suppression and persecution. Among the escapees there was a sizable number of illiterate young adults who needed help in education as well as eventual integration into society. The Cabinet...
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TCV Selakui

After having obtained the necessary approval from the State Authorities and forming a construction team, work started in August 2001. The school which has a capacity for 500 children is located in the vicinity of some of the best schools in India thereby have some apparent advantages. As originally planned...
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TCV Lower Dharamsala

Lower TCV was established at a time when Upper Tibetan Children's Village was undergoing its worst period of overcrowding. Because of the liberalisation policy adopted by the Chinese in response to the international condemnation of its human rights records, the 1980's saw a mass escape of people from Tibet. A...
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TCV Ladakh

The Tibetan Settlement in Ladakh in the 70's was the most remote and least developed of all the Tibetan communities in exile. Nomadic refugee camps were scattered all along this Indo-Tibet border region where communication and physical contacts were almost entirely cut off from the rest of Tibetans in India....
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TCV Gopalpur

The intense overcrowding problem in all our villages and schools coupled with the constant arrival of children from Tibet necessitated a new village in the early 90’s for a long term solution. With the acceptance and support from SOS Kinderdorf International, construction work began on a war footing. The children...
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TCV Chauntra

TCV Patlikuhl school in the Kulu Valley was started on a temporary basis by the Tibetans at the road work camps in the early 1970s. But because of its proximity to the River Beas, the school faced constant danger of flooding during the monsoon season. In 1995, it was completely...
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TCV Bylakuppee

The largest concentration of Tibetan refugees is in South India, spread throughout five settlements. A growing population and increasing number of destitute families moving into the settlements from other places had put heavy demands for more schools, particularly day-care centres, that would take care of children while parents toil on...
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