The TIBETAN CHILDREN’S HERITAGE & LANGUAGE SUMMER CAMP is invaluable for the preservation of Tibetan culture, language and religious studies. For Tibet, a country-in-exile now for almost 60 years, the training of children around the world is of the utmost importance in ensuring that the traditions of this rich and vibrant culture are not allowed to disappear. Karma Sonam Dargye Ling is committed to doing everything we can to make sure that Tibetan children today have the opportunity to learn, explore, and carry on these historical traditions, including, primarily, the preservation of the Tibetan language.
We are asking for contributions toward the cost of school supplies, class excursions, and meals and stipends for the teachers and assistants. There is also a need for matching t-shirts for the students to wear on Friday outings, for identification and safety purposes. Please help us, if you can, in supporting this worthwhile cause. Your financial donation is tax deductible. The students really love the camp and the gratitude of the parents and the Tibetan community is enormous. Your contribution would be undeniably one of the best things you could do to support the Tibetan community and the future of Tibetan culture in Canada and throughout the world.
At the end of every summer KSDL holds a graduation ceremony for the students and their families. The children, dressed in traditional Tibetan costumes receive awards for outstanding accomplishments. Customary Tibetan sweet rice and tea is served to all. Each year, we have invited local politicians and Tibetan community leaders to attend and deliver congratulatory speeches to the students and their families. Last year,proud to show off their new skills, the students performed several traditional Tibetan dances to the absolute delight of the audience. The graduation ceremony is a day of great joy and hope. We invite you to attend. It will warm your heart. We invite you to help make all of this happen.
Thank you, in advance, for your assistance. May your generosity bring great blessings!
Tibetan heritage & language camp costs:
4 teachers and 4 teaching assistants $18,000.00
Text books $2,500.00
2 trips $1,500.00
Graduation food $200.00
Graduation certificates $400.00
Contingency @ 20%
Total costs: $34, 164
Karma Sonam Dargye Ling (KSDL) charitable registration number 118977867 RR0001