For Tibetans in the Jampaling settlement, Pokhara has never quite been home, but remains the only place they have been allowed to live in for decades. Last year, a road expansion project threatened a significant part of the settlement, but we helped them with an ingenious solution.
It has been more than half a century since Tibetans began to flee their homeland for the uncertain life of refugees. As they have settled into small pockets in Nepal, that uncertainty has become a way of life. Still, with AHF's steadfast help, the Tibetan community finds ways to keep their culture alive, offer care to their aging members, and shape young leaders. How are they doing now?
This summer, we are thrilled to share two exciting pieces of news. The monastic school in Lo Manthang, revived with your support, celebrated its 24th re-founding anniversary in May. And our 21-year-old Jomsom Hostel alum, Ms. Tsering Lhamo, has been elected the Chair of Mustang district’s executive body!