TRAS has embarked on an exciting initiative. The TRAS Scholarship Fund [TSF] is now in its third year of its pilot program.
Our partners overseas had expressed a need to provide post-secondary education, especially for girls in remote isolated villages in the Himalayas. In response to this request, TRAS initiated a pilot program with our longstanding partner, Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development which operates Munsel-ling School in the Spiti Valley, India. Each year two worthy students have been selected to have their university studies supported by TRAS. Each student receives $1000CN per year for 3 years.
In the impoverished hill villages above Nainital and Almora, in northern India, two small Indian NGOs work to better the conditions for the children. TRAS is supporting
Rural Empowerment and Development Initiatives (READI) Nepal is partnering with TRAS to conduct a project in remote western Nepal to educate 30 of the poorest children, representing the lowest castes and groups in five villages.
TRAS has provided the scholarships for nursing students since 1995, helping many young women fulfil their ambition to succeed at a useful career and, at the same time, achieve independence for themselves with the ability to help support their own families.
TRAS provides a school lunch program to ensure children are fed a healthy meal at school instead of walking a long distance home for lunch. Their mothers are also able to spend more time working instead of staying home during the day,
To date, TRAS donors have supported the education and training of 13 student nurses in India and Nepal and have taken on 5 new students for a three-year training program.