Inspired by our motto: “Others Before Self” TCV has always reached where the need was greatest and helped our community in exile. This is amply manifested in our Outreach Programs. We have established day-care centers in the settlements, started hostels where needed, helped the old and sick and provided support to children with parents in the form of stipends.
Though we receive many requests for the admission of children into our villages and schools, we realize the pivotal importance of child-care and love that only parents can give. Therefore, it is crucial to support the parents of children by way of paying stipends to them and encouraging them to keep their children with them. This is working very well. Today, under this program, we are assisting 2,258 children who live with their parents in the different settlements and Tibetan communities in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Just like all the children living in our various villages and schools, all these children are also sponsored and we make sure that there is a good relationship between the sponsors and their sponsored child. We are planning to strengthen this stipend program in the years to come so that children learn Tibetan family values besides getting an education.