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Hearts of valor, hearts of gold: The Lodrik Tibetan settlements

The Tibetan settlements of Jampaling and Paljorling were established in the 1970s to resettle the Khampa guerillas who were disbanded after waging a 14-year resistance against the occupation of their homeland.

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In photos: The faces of Pokhara's Tibetan community

People are at the heart of our work. And we're lucky to have photographers who have captured the Tibetans of Pokhara, Nepal beautifully.

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Higher education for Tibetans: A journey of hope

Sonam Yangchen is one of our newest scholars, from the 80 4 80 fund we started to make the dream of a college education possible for more young Tibetan refugees.

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And the winners are...

After the earthquakes and the ongoing fuel crisis, it was heartening to see the students come back and compete. The children marched with respect and strength and showed us that the school is back and standing tall.

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Erica and Norbu return to Nepal, six months later

Erica Stone and Norbu Tenzing are on their whirlwind tour of Nepal again, visiting with our partners and projects there.

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Bishwakarma Puja

Bishwakarma Puja is a day of celebration for Lord Bishwakarma, the divine architect. It is a tribute not only to those who work in the engineering and architectural community, but also to artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, and industrial workers.

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The Great Escape, pt. 2: Return to Lo Manthang

Luigi Fieni, AHF art conservator, returns to Mustang to discover the fate of the gompa wall paintings he has poured his heart into.

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Safe again at Namgyal Middle School

Renovations are almost complete at the earthquake damaged Namgyal Middle School for Tibetan refugee children.

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A light at the end of the tunnel

Bakhang Nunnery in Sindhupalchowk, near the Tibet border, was home to 212 nuns, ranging in age from 19 to 98. Many of the nuns were Tibetan refugees who escaped to Nepal to study dharma unhindered.

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Journeys through Lo

Upper Mustang, the former Kingdom of Lo, is a time capsule of Tibetan Buddhist culture, with sacred sites dating back to the 15th century.

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