Archive for 'Archived Projects'

Munsel-ling School Re-Roofing Project

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2019-2020 Project # 327 Munsel-ling School requested support in a much needed roof repair.  This project was successfully completed. Read about this project in our October 2019 newsletter. A wonderful report was sent to TRAS from the school, read here on their achievements.             

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Dekyiling Handicraft Centre Computers

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2021 Project # 338 Dekyiling submitted a request for assistance in replacing their outdated office computers. “Today, I am here to make a special request for the administration section that we are running our office works mostly from the desk of the Manager and the Accountant/Secretary for the daily administrative and welfare work of the […]

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Munse-ling School Flush Toilets

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2020-2021 Project # 329 TRAS is a long-time supporter of the Munsel-ling School in the Spiti Valley, in northern India, since it opened in 1996. In 2018 the School constructed 12 dry toilets with urinals for the boys. The toilets were very useful during the winter but during the summer they created a dreadful smell […]

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CTA Department of Health Emergency COVID funding for Tibetans in India

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March 2021, Project # 335 Tibetans in India urgently need oxygen and essential medical supplies to treat the growing numbers of COVID-19 patients.  We’ve promised to help!  Photo courtesy of The Tibetan Journal With the help of our donors TRAS sent $10,000 right away to supply the Tibetan hospitals with lifesaving oxygen supplies and to […]

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Rocket Stoves for Munsel-ling School Project

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March – December 2021 – Project #332 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 […]

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IDEA Midwifery Training Project

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2019-2021 Project #328 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, […]

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Voice of Children Covid-19 Emergency Response Project

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April 2020 – 2021 Project # 330 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 […]

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Personal Protection Equipment for Tibetan Healthcare Workers in Nepal

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June 2021 – Project #331 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. […]

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Voice of Children Library Maintenance Project

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2012-2016 Project # 313 Libraries have been opened in 20 villages bringing books, periodicals and newspapers to villagers for the first time. Children and youth are making good use of these, many adults are showing a keen interest in learning to read, and the libraries are becoming a hub for village meetings and discussions. Children’s […]

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The Munsel-ling Laundry Project

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2018 Project #326 – TRAS is a long-time supporter of the Munsel-ling School in the Spiti Valley, in northern India, since it opened in 1996. This has included desks for classrooms and greenhouses for growing food during the long winters, as well as sponsorship’s to support the education of individual children, and more recently supporting post-secondary students […]

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Voice of Children (VOC) Health Awareness

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2017 Project # 325 Thanks to our wonderful partners AMAN and VIMARSH, the two NGOs which jointly run the Voice of Children (VOC) Education project in villages around Nainital and Almora, the first step has been taken to resolve the problems by raising health awareness in 6 even more remote villages in the region. A […]

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Dr Wosk Library at Munsel-ling School

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2017 Project #324 We are thrilled to announce the opening of the wonderful Munsel-ling School Library! It is hard to believe that the small dingy room with a few outdated magazines and mouldy books so poignantly described by Carole Nakonechny in the 2016 Winter Newsletter, has been replaced with a welcoming reading hall and many […]

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Reconstruction of 200 toilets in Dolakha, Nepal

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2016 Project #323 Fashelung Social Service Nepal. There is not a single house in the village that did not suffer damage during the earthquake of April 2015. Almost into a year now since the disaster, all the households are living in makeshift shelters that have been created from salvaged materials. The makeshift toilets have been […]

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Rebuilding in Nepal – 2016

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2016 Project #323 TRAS is collaborating with UBC Anthropology staff Sara Shneiderman and Mark Turin, to assist in a rebuilding project in Dolakha district, Nepal. Through this project, local residents will reconstruct toilets for each household of Suspa-Kshamawoti VDC (S-K), Ward No 5, to ensure a healthy and sanitary environment. The population of Ward 5 […]

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READI Nepal Education Project

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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.

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Sangam Community Library ‘Women Computer Literacy’ Project

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2014-2015 Project #321 – 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 […]

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