25 Years Anniversary of Kailashprojekte!
25 years ago we started the Kailash projects to help impoverished Tibetans in Tibet and India.
Only with the generous financial and moral support from our patrons, sponsors and godparents during all these years we have been able to achieve our goals, first for the Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute at Darchen, West-Tibet, at the foot of holy Mt. Kailash, and today for the Kailash Hostel at Phuntsokling, Odisha, India.
Thank you so much for all your generous help!In this year of silver jubilee we planned to celebrate it with a joyful festival. Unfortunately, the corona pandemic prevented that.
Corona Virus Situation at the Kailash Hostel
India is severely affected by the corona virus and the number of new cases continues to rise strongly, also in the state of Odisha.
Of course we are always in contact with our Kailash Hostel. Fortunately, the Tibetan settlement of Phuntsokling in the remote area has so far been spared. Neither the students nor their parents have been infected to date.
The school has been closed since March 20th and the students stay at home with their parents. The teachers are also affected by the lockdown and have set up online coaching, so that the time is not completely lost for the students . All students have been equipped with appropriate electronic devices so that those from poor families can also fully participate.
The recent change of the school administration to the Sambhota Tibetan School Society, under the Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala, has had a very positive effect. The school's Tibetan teachers are very motivated.
According to current government directives the school will remain till further notice. We will be happy to keep you informed about the situation
Use of the Boys 'and Girls' Dormitories for Quarantine Accommodation
People returning from the other Indian states and districts of Odishas must be in quarantine. Since the Kailash Hostel was temporarily empty due to the lock-down, it was decided in agreement with the settlement manager to provide the boys and girls' accommodation and the guest house. The settlement management was very grateful for this. The accommodations have been furnished accordingly. A total of 35 people stayed there between July and September.
Rundbrief (Yearly Report) 22, 2020, Tibetan Ngari Korsum Association Switzerland
New Schooling System for the Students of the Kailash Hostel
Last year's change of the school administration to the Sambhota Tibetan School Society, under the Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration Dharamsala, has had a very positive impact on students' progress.
Since the school is right next to the Kailash hostel, students have easyly access to existing school facilities such as library, computers and sports facilities.
The school's Tibetan teachers are very motivated and also help with homework. The principal has repeatedly confirmed the importance and usefulness of the Kailash hostel for the students, with its healthy and happy atmosphere.
Since taking over the Kailash hostel eight years ago, we have been able to significantly improve the accommodations and the whole environment. Safe and clean accommodation is extremely important in this area, which is often ravaged by dangerous cyclones.
Today, the whole complex is like a beautiful garden with an atmosphere of peace, an ideal location for learning. The local people call it today "Swiss Meadows ".
This year, the very dusty and in rain often impassable muddy access road to the Kailash hostel was repaired, a new concrete road was constructed.
A new water filter for drinking water and new yoga mats were purchased.
Kailash Hostel Phuntsokling, Visit by our Sponsor Sylvia Billich in January 2017
Mrs. Sylvia Billich from Hilden / Germany has been supporting the Kailash projects for many years, mainly through sponsorships. It is very important for her to get to know her "children" personally.
In January this year she therefore visited her godson at Phuntsokling in Odisha / India. She wrote a very interesting report about her journey there and her stay at Kailash Internat Phuntsokling.
Please find her report here (in German).
Mrs. Sylvia Billich had already supported our project at Darchen. She also visited her godchild there:
We are so grateful to her for her long-standing and always so generous support!