Rocket Stoves for Munsel-ling School Project

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For more than 20 years, TRAS has supported the 500 students and staff at Munsel-ling School, located in the Spiti Valley region of northern India. Residents of Spiti Valley experience harsh winter conditions — with temperatures often plunging to -30°C and below — which results in annual road closures between neighbouring towns for up to […]

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IDEA Midwifery Training Project

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A shocking statistic: Although there has been great improvement in recent years, Nepal continues to have one of the highest maternal death rates in the Asia Pacific region, with 279 women dying per 100,000 live births, according to recent UN data. For more than 20 years, the Innovative Development Education Academy (IDEA) in Pokhara, Nepal, has been running […]

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Voice of Children Covid-19 Emergency Response Project

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Voice of Children (VOC) is run by AMAN and Vimarsh, two NGOs in Almora and Nainital Districts of northern India, and supported by TRAS for many years. Both NGOs, through the Voice of Children project, are involved in providing educational and health programs for the children of the remote villages in this mountainous region. With […]

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Personal Protection Equipment for Tibetan Healthcare Workers in Nepal

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For six months, until the end of September, 2020, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was able to fund, with support from the United States,  all the COVID-19 related expenses of the Tibetan clinics, health posts and hospitals in India and Nepal, but that funding ran out at the end of September. The Department of Health has […]

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CTA Nurses Vocational Training Project

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Since 1995, TRAS has been supporting the training of nurses in Dharamsala, Northern India. In partnership with the Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile), and with the full support of the Dalai Lama, TRAS’ longest ongoing project continues to improve the lives of many bright young women. Each year, TRAS supports up to […]

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READI Nepal

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READI Nepal Rural Empowerment and Development Initiatives (READI) Nepal is a local NGO in the Humla district of Nepal. One of the poorest districts in the country, Humla struggles due to its remote location, lack of infrastructure, and the historical disregard for its population made up largely of the Dalit (untouchable) caste. There has been […]

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Voice of Children

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One of the major projects supported by TRAS is the Voice of Children (VOC) project. VOC is run by AMAN (Facebook) and Vimarsh (Facebook), two Indian non-profits in the Almora and Nainital districts of northern India. AMAN and Vimarsh are currently working in 12 rural villages, all of which are anywhere between 2km to 27km […]

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The TRAS Scholarship Fund (TSF)

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(Last update: 2018/08/12) The TRAS Scholarship Fund (TSF), established through the generosity of two anonymous donors, provides bright young students the opportunity to continue their education after high school. With the knowledge and skills gained from quality universities in India, these students are then able to return home and make a powerful and tangible difference […]

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What We Are All About

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Whether you have recently heard about TRAS, are a new donor, or simply would like a succinct way of explaining this organization to your friends, we have written up a short explanation about who we are and the values that we hold dear. Who we are: The Trans-Himalayan Aid Society (TRAS) is a non-profit organization […]

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