The Tibetan Children’s Village is home to destitute Tibetan children in exile as well as to Tibetan children who are sent by their parents from Tibet to be educated according to the Tibetan culture. The Chinese occupation of Tibet has made it nearly impossible for Tibetan parents to raise their children according to their culture’s values. As a result, many families choose to send their children abroad to Mcleodganj in India, the home of the Dalai Lama in exile.
The Tibetan Children’s Village is a clean haven of Tibetan culture. The children seem happy and well-behaved. On the day of our visit, we were given a full tour of the facility, but getting a tour does require the use of human resources. Contact the Tibetan Children’s Village in advance to arrange a tour. It’s a beautiful place!
There are volunteer opportunities available at the Tibetan Children’s Village, but generally they require a longer-term commitment. It appears that the staff is very careful about choosing safe volunteers who are committed to their mission.
The peaceful Tibetan culture is worth preserving! Donations help keep the Tibetan Children’s Village alive and it’s easy to make an online donation here. Any amount is helpful and appreciated.