His Holiness the Dalai Lama celebrates his 86th birthday

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The Trans-Himalayan Aid Society wishes His Holiness the Dalai Lama a long healthy life as we celebrate his 86th birthday on July 6, 2021 A message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his 86th birthday His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the founders of the Trans-Himalayan Aid Society, Dr George and Inge Woodcock

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Voice of Children Education Project

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Mid-year Progress Report Nov 2020 to Apr 2021

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Spring 2021 Newsletter is here!

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Our Spring Newsletter is now here! Read about the impact of COVID-19 on India and Nepal, how rocket-stoves are being used in Munsel-Ling schools, a recent Zoom meeting with the Voice of Children project, and more!

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Photos from the CTA Department of Health

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May 18, 2021 – Photos from the Central Tibetan Association, Department of Health – “pictures of our health workers, hospital administrator and frontline workers in action providing essential services to the Tibetan refugees in India”

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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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READI Nepal Report for April 2020 to March 2021

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Read about their challenges, achievements and highlights – April 2020 to March 2021 Visit our website at https://tras.ca/urgent/readi-nepal-2/ to read more about READI Nepal

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An update on how the COVID virus is affecting our partners in India

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The latest news from India regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is devastating, and we have been very concerned about our partners there. After going well beyond their normal work to help the villagers and migrant workers during the first wave, the staff of the Voice of Children project are suffering themselves, but are fortunately on the […]

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Personal Protection Equipment for Tibetan Clinics in Nepal Update

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In December, TRAS responded to a request from the Central Tibetan Administration and Snow Lion Foundation (SLF) to fund PPE supplies for healthcare workers in the 12 clinics in the Tibetan settlements in Nepal. With your generosity, we have sent the first instalment of $7,000 which has been used to purchase much needed supplies including face […]

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2021-2023 Voice of Children Scholarship Awardees

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2021/04/22 2021-2023 Scholarship Awardees through the Voice of Children Siya Siya Bisht belongs to a marginalized family who lives in Khurpatal village and is continuously facing pathetic economic conditions. She has 2 sisters and her father works as a daily laborer who rarely earns enough to fulfil their hunger. Siya is the eldest daughter of […]

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Ray Yee Memorial Fund

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The Ray Yee Memorial Fund was established in March 2021 in memory of our dear friend, Ray Yee (May 16, 1960 – March 15, 2021). Ever since Ray and his wife Janet returned home to Vancouver from their trip to China, Tibet, India and Nepal in the early 1990s, they became great advocates for the […]

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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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Hear Their Voices – a zoom event with Voice of Children update

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A zoom event was held on March 3, 2021 This was a unique opportunity to talk directly to one of our key partners, and for them to talk directly to the TRAS board and to our members. Both our members and Voice of Children gave positive feedback. Turnout was good, considering this was our first […]

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CTA Nurses Vocational Training Project

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Each year, TRAS supports up to eight Tibetan students who are studying towards their nursing degrees at post-secondary institutions in India. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, each of our scholarship students continues to flourish professionally, academically, and socially. Their hard work will pay dividends to the Tibetan settlements in India where they […]

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Central Tibetan Association (CTA) Nurses Training Project

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The CTA Nurses Training Project has been providing scholarships for Tibetan nursing students since 1995, helping many young women fulfil their ambition to succeed at a career, and at the same time achieve independence for themselves with the ability to help support their families. Click here to read their 2020-2021 Interim Report

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Hear their Voices – A Zoom event with Voice of Children

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Please join us on Wednesday March 3 at 7:30 pm for a presentation and conversation with TRAS partners Raghu Tewari, Kanchan Bhandari and Nilima Bhatt from the Voice of Children project to learn about the inspiring and impactful work they do for children and youth in remote Himalayan villages. Event overview: TRAS is unable to […]

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Munsel-ling School in Spiti Valley

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For more than 20 years TRAS has sponsored children at Munsel-ling School in the very remote Spiti Valley, northern India. Prior to the pandemic Munsel-ling School shot this wonderful video that they have now posted to their Facebook. Click here to watch Please note: This video was shot before the pandemic. Please contact us if […]

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