The sponsorship program began more than 50 years ago. When George and Inge Woodcock (TRAS’s founders) met the Dalai Lama in exile in 1962, his main concern was the children, many orphaned or semi-orphaned, who arrived in India with the flood of refugees from Tibet. “These are our future,” he said, “without them there will be no future; they need a secure place to live, food and education.” He asked his elder sister to set up an orphanage and school to care for them; thus the Tibetan Children’s Village schools were started. His request to George and Inge was to help the children.

TRAS began sponsoring children as a means of raising funds to care for them. Our first sponsored children are now older, many having become successful professionals who in turn are now helping those who follow.

Since then TRAS has helped sponsor more than 750 children. Currently we have sponsors for 129 children and 21 waiting for a sponsor, 4 of which have had previous sponsors but due to various reasons have had to drop out of the sponsorship program.

For as little as $40.00 a month would you like to start sponsoring a child today?

Please click Sponsorship to read the history and information about our Sponsorship Program.  Click on FAQS about Sponsorship to see the profiles of the children in need of a sponsor.

Thank you for your support!

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