T.E.R.A. – the Tibetan Education & Relief Association including Himalayan Communities, Registered Charity no. 802974, since 1986 – has long-standing projects in Tibet, India, and Nepal. T.E.R.A. provides sponsorship for the health, welfare and education of people from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in the most impoverished Himalayan communities.

In a highly-restricted remote area of Tibet, T.E.R.A. supports a part-time health clinic and funds the building of a school, providing sponsorship to help children with their schooling up to the age of 13. Overall T.E.R.A. supports over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families.

In Nepal, T.E.R.A. sponsors the education, health and welfare of 15 impoverished Nepalese Tamang, Nawari, and Sherpa children. The children also receive extra-curricular English lessons from a top Nepali teacher, who gives her time freely to enable the children to achieve a high standard of English education for a better start in life.

In India, T.E.R.A. sponsors the health, welfare and education of eleven Indian families, our Sponsorship Co-ordinator and his assistant, two elderly Tibetans, and others when needed. The families include Indian mothers who have either been abandoned or left unsupported due to severe family issues. T.E.R.A. has helped with the building of separate outside toilets for some of the poorest Indian communities, thus enabling them to apply for food coupons and feed their families.

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photo collage TERA