New Projects

Complete renovation of the school

India – Mundgod refugee camp (Karnataka)

The Mundgod school, which takes in more than...

600 pupils, is a true campus, with living quarters for girls and boys, and classes from nursery school to class XII. It is in a very poor state, many of the buildings are falling into ruin, many still have asbestos roofing, only a few have already been renovated. Little by little the association hopes to be able to rebuild all the buildings that are beyond repair and renovate those that are less damaged. A generous private sponsor took the project to heart and offered to finance the rebuilding of the physics, chemistry and biology laboratories and of the library for 465 students in 2020.

Purchase of School Bus

India – Lugsung Samdupling Refugee Camp in Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

The two refugee camps at Mundgod and...

Bylakuppe asked us to finance the purchase of a school bus for transport of students for each camp.

Purchase of a Tractor

India – TDL (Tibetan Dickey Larsoe) Refugee Camp in Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

The TDL agricultural cooperative, which gives...

work to many Tibetans, asked us to purchase a new, more powerful tractor enabling them to plough more deeply. The tractor is available for all the farmers in the refugee camp.

Renovation of the school

India – Mainpat refugee camp (Chhattirgarh)

The school, which is attended by 64 students...

and 11 teachers, requested financing to cover the building with a metal sheet roofing, renovate the class rooms and install a solar panel. We have already found a generous financer.

Renovation of the Tso-Jhe hospital

India – Lugsung Samdupling Refugee Camp in Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

The Tso-Jhe hospital at Lugsung, founded in...
1982, with a staff of 28 doctors, nurses, technicians, cleaning and administrative staff, serves a population of 30,000 people, 20,000 Tibetans and 10,000 Indians. After nearly 40 years of service it needs many improvements: new living quarters for resident staff, renovation of various wards, extension of the ambulance garage, water-proofing and general repainting.

Revamping of Library

India – Mussoorie, Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

The Tibetan Homes Foundation is a charity...
institution whose scope is to take care of exiled orphaned children, semi-orphans or destitute children. At present it gives shelter to children in 58 houses and 3 hostels, and runs a school for 90 boys and 71 girls. During our last visit, they asked for aid to modernize the library. A generous benefactor has offered to finance the project.

Replacing roof of the Agricultural Cooperative

India – Gurupura refugee Camp at Hunsur (Karnaraka)

The Agricultural Cooperative of Gurupura requested our...

aid to replace the roof covering the workshop, the garage with the tractors, the offices and the water treatment plant (which we built in 2006). Most of the roofs are in asbestos and are also very badly damaged with leaks when it rains, thus with the risk of short circuits.

Dreinage around the school

India – Lobsering refugee Camp (Orissa)

The Lobsering School, with 66 pupils and 8...

teachers, urgently needs to build a drainage system for the waters around the school buildings to avoid the heavy monsoon rains damaging the class room floors, the playground and sports field.

Kitchen equipment for the School

India – Phuntsokling refugee Camp (Orissa)

Chandragiri School, with its 107 pupils and...

18 teachers, needs a new gas stove, a new gas cylinder and other various kitchen equipment.

Street Lamps

India – Chokur TDL Refugee Camp at Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

Chokur, camp number 5 of the old settlement in...

Bylakuppe, TDL, where several years ago we renovated the weaving building and built a water treatment system, consists of 40 houses where 400 people live. It is located very near the jungle and since the streets are not illuminated, at night it is possible for elephants and other animals to enter the village. Furthermore, the darkness makes it difficult to go from one house to another and encourages theft of animals since any thieves won’t be seen. They therefore asked us, and we agreed, to install 20 street lamps to solve the problem.

Bathrooms for the day Clinic

India – Chokur TDL Refugee Camp at Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

Chokur, camp number 5 of the old settlement in...
Bylakuppe, TDL, where several years ago we renovated the weaving building and built a water treatment system, consists of 40 houses where 400 people live. The bathrooms for the small day clinic are in a terrible state and we were asked to build new ones.

Renovation of the School

India – Lugsung Samdupling Refugee Camp in Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

The situation at Gulladhalla school, in camp number 5, is...

truly dramatic: the canteen has already been inaccessible for several months due to the far too many cracks in the roof, also the upper floor of the school building has many cracks. We were asked to construct a new building to house the canteen, kitchen and caretaker’s room, as well as repairing the cracks in the school building.

Re-flooring the School Canteen

India – Gurupura refugee Camp at Hunsur (Karnaraka)

In the canteen which we renovated in 2016 unfortunately...

another problem has arisen: mice have found a way to get under the walls (in India the majority of one-story buildings have no foundations) and enter the canteen by making a tunnel under the floor which consequently opened up and broke. We were asked to finance the reinforcement of the base of the walls to avoid this inconvenience happening again, and install a new floor.

Installation of a metal sheet roofing

India – TDL (Tibetan Dickey Larsoe) Refugee Camp in Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

Last year, following the heavy monsoon rains, we...

financed the installation of a sheet metal roofing over the CST/TDL secondary school building. This year they asked us to do the same for the other school building, where the primary school classes are. The parents of the children collected a small part of the necessary funds and asked Vimala Association to finance the rest. We were also asked to finance tiling of a strip of 1.5 metres all around the courtyard, which is quite large, because snakes nest in the tall grass and the children playing during breaks can’t see them. Many, many thanks to Arpe Foundation which accepted to finance this project.

New Bathroom

India – Chokur TDL Refugee Camp at Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

Tenzin Palzom’s family is composed of herself, her 3...
sons (the eldest unfortunately died at the end of 2019), and her mother aged 95. Tenzin Palzom arrived in India fleeing Tibet at 5 years of age and maintains her family with the proceeds of what her small piece of land can produce. Her elderly mother, who is not in good health, is unable to use the existing sanitary installations, which are Indian style. In addition the septic tank was damaged and also not deep enough. So they asked us to finance the installation of “European type” sanitary installations.

Playground for Nursery School

India – Lugsung Samdupling Refugee Camp in Bylakuppe (Karnataka)

The Kailashpura nursery school at Lugsung at present...

has 60 children and has no suitable grounds for them to play in the open. So they asked Vimala Association to create one. We had already renovated the toilets and kitchen in 2017.
Heartfelt thanks to Rotary Geneva who accepted to finance the project.

Purchase of a Scooter

India – Tso Pema refugee Camp (Himachal Pradesh)

The Tso Pema hospital asked us to finance the...
purchase of a motorbike to enable the medical staff to see the inhabitants of the surrounding villages.

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