Through the TRAS sponsorship program, you can support the education of a child in the Himalayan region, one of the poorest in the world. Children needing sponsorship may be orphans; or their parents may simply be too poor to send them to school, or even to support them. TRAS began sponsoring children as a means of raising funds to care for them. Our first sponsor children are now middle aged, many having become
Nepali women living in the village of Sangam in Udayapur District, eastern Nepal, are poor and their children go hungry. They have never had a chance to find work. But thanks to a pilot computer course at their local library, 15 women are now computer literate and 3 already have good jobs. Who knew one [...]
In the bitter cold of a Spiti winter, in the foothills of the Himalaya, the children are sitting in school all day on the floor. It is difficult to focus on learning when it is cold and uncomfortable. With your help, the children can have desks. Just $32 will purchase a solidly built desk with [...]
Can a child learn well when she has lice, anemia and diarrhea? She needs a better diet, including lots of fresh green veggies – but how to get them in the arid desert-like conditions of the remote Spiti Valley? And if her school does manage to plant them, how will they nurture and protect the [...]
At the end of a risky flight or a 10-day hike in, what better than a cup of real coffee in a clean cup! TRAS is ‘breaking new ground’ with this exciting project. READI Nepal is a small local non-governmental organization (NGO) in Humla, the far northwest corner of Nepal’s mountains. It is committed to [...]
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,
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.
Buddha Academy Boarding School offers vocational training programs in tailoring, carpentry and electrical work to high-school students, fully funded by TRAS.