Gift of Water for Tibet
Help us to raise $3000 here online
We alread raised $6,000 offline to reach $9,000 goal for TVP's water project
Tibetan Village Project started a competitive internship program to address water purification issues in rural Tibet. Students from six universities including Cal State Long Beach, Berkeley, Stanford, University of Southern California, and Mississippi St. have formed a team of students that will design a water purification system for a rural family’s home. The designs will be judged by a panel of three engineers. Students will have their projects ranked according to effectiveness, maintenance needs, cost, and ease of use. Our panel will then make suggestions on a final design. While only one team wins the contest, each team is planning on traveling to Tibet to install a pilot system. TVP’s goal is to teach locals how to replicate the system to benefit more families.
In February 2013, Tenpa, TVP’s local project coordinator traveled to three different villages to identify families to test the system. As it is often the case, families need more than water purification systems as there are many other issues. Inadequate water volume, frozen pipes, leaking water storage tanks and contamination are the main problems many families face. “I simply could not turn my back after talking to these families” says Tenpa. He also sent powerful photos and the names of the families that need help.
Since the students are working on the water purification systems and raising money to cover their own travel costs to Tibet, TVP has made an additional fundraising goal of $9,000 to benefit nine families in four different villages in Kham, Tibet.
Tibetan Village Project has long history of addressing health issues by building clinics and supporting ongoing program. However, waterborne illness kept bringing patients to our clinics time after time. TVP believes that clean drinking water will not only prevent diseases but it also helps to keep health care cost down. Thus, saved money can be used to send children to school and pay for their basic necessities. TVP invites you to make a generous tax-deductible contribution here or via via www.TibetanVillageProject.org. Donations can be also mailed to 10542 Kipling Place, Westminster, Colorado 80021. Thank you so much! Thukjenang
Tibetan Village Project (TVP) is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development while preserving the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. The organization was founded in 2001 by Tamdin Wangdu to fund a medical clinic in after he lost his father in the village. Several years later, TVP has expanded its program in other villages to support more clinics, schools and community projects.