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The Tibetan Ngari Korsum Association Switzerland as Support Organization of the Kailash-Projects

The Tibetan Ngari Korsum Association Switzerland is a charitable self-help organization of Western Tibetans in Switzerland. The association was founded in 1990 and comprises some 45 Tibetan member families..


  • Patronage and management of the Kailash-projects
  • Dance and music group, with a wide repetoire of instrumental, vocal and dance presentations
  • Self-help organisation for specific promotion of the social, cultural and religious ideals of Western Tibetans
  • Partnership development work between Tibetans in Switzerland and in Tibet
  • Maintaining contacts with like-minded organizations

  25 Years Tibetan Ngari Korsum Association Switzerland!


25 years ago, in June 1990, the members of twentyfive Tibetan families resident in Switzerland met in Ziegelbrücke to establish an association for families from Ngari, Westtibet.

The primary goal was to preserve and maintain Tibetan culture and also to solve problems of integration in Switzerland. We also had our thoughts on how we could support our Tibetan compatriots in Tibet, especially in education, health and environment.

  • In 1995 our Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute was established at Darchen, Westtibet, at the foot of sacred Mount Kailash. In several stages it was expanded, finally with hospital, school for Tibetan medicine, production of traditional Tibetan medicines, guesthouse. After 16 years, in February 2011, we were surprisingly informed by the authorities in Westtibet that our support for the Institute had to be stopped and the Institue had been handed over to a Chinese foundation. It was difficult for us, but we had no other alternative than to accept. The Institute is however still fully maintained and can thus further contribute successfully to education, health care and environmental protection in this poorest region of Tibet.
  • Our Tibetan Association Ngari Korsum Switzerland then decided to continue to work with full enthusiasm for projects in education and health care of needy Tibetans, now especially for projects in the Tibetan communities in India and Nepal.
    In 2011 the school hostel in the Tibetan settlement Phuntsokling in Odisha was therefore selected for support, our current project. It is located in the east of India, in one of the poorest areas. Our goal was to give the Tibetan children in this remote area a better education and also to take care of their health. Since our takeover 63 students have successfully passed their tenth class exams.

Today the association can look back to 25 years of successful activity. Without the generous support from our sponsors this would not have been possible!

On September 26 2015 we celebrated at Horgen our jubilee. Pictures you will find in our gallery here.