Jamyang Foundation is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization founded to promote education among women, especially women in the Indian Himalayan border region. Jamyang Foundation began in Dharamsala in 1987 as a literacy program for eight nuns who had recently walked out of Tibet.
Since then, this educational initiative has grown into a network of full-time teacher training programs for women over a vast range of the Indian Himalayas, a variety of outreach programs in the Himalayas. The most recent project is a primary school for Marma tribal girls in Bandarban district in Bangladesh.
Jamyang Foundation is registered as a non-profit organization in the State of California. The Foundation sponsors six study programs in the Himalayas, with a total of 115 students ranging in age from 7 to 63. The students come from remote Himalayan villages in Zanskar, Spiti, and Kinnaur. Although most students enter with little or no schooling, they are enthusiastic in their studies and anxious to compensate for their educational disadvantages. Owing to their diligence over the past 12 years, they have become models for other women in their homelands. Many young girls would like to join the programs, but space is restricted due to limited funding.
The projects sponsored by Jamyang Foundation rely entirely upon contributions from friends and well-wishers around the world. Some projects, such as the educational programs, are on-going. Other projects, such as the AIDS education project, the literacy project, and the water project, are designed to meet special needs. Please click on the projects that interest you!
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