January 2013

The Sambhota Schools Publishing Project is now complete!

All 20 books of the classical Tibetan Tokjoe stories have been published, and 1,000 copies of each book have been distributed between 70 Tibetan schools and institutes in India, Nepal and Bhutan. The books are appealing, with charming, colourful illustrations, and teachers are already reporting that they are popular with the children.  The Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society thanks TRAS members for their kind financial assistance for this project, stating that their two goals of encouraging the children to read Tibetan books and to learn the message of developing compassion for others are being met.  The books are also published online, for the Tibetan diaspora, at http://sambhota.org/book_web/1.html

New TRAS President

Cheryl S. Portrait Headshots

As TRAS enters its 51st year, the TRAS Board of Directors is delighted to welcome Cheryl Sullivan into the role of TRAS President as of January 1, 2013.

Cheryl has been a director on the TRAS Board since 2009, serving as Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising Chair and Vice-President. Along with her sound knowledge of TRAS, Cheryl brings to the role of President years of experience in management, as well as a passion for the people of the Himalaya, for helping those in need, and for TRAS’s grassroots approach to development.

“I am delighted that Cheryl is TRAS’s new President,” says outgoing President Jennifer Hales, “and know that the Society will continue to thrive under her excellent leadership. I very much look forward to working with Cheryl in the coming years.”

Please join us in welcoming Cheryl as TRAS President.