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Authorities and Local Representatives

Recommendations in respect of people needing help are coming from the following local bodies, thank to  specific subscribed agreements. The people in charge of the Association are monitoring such agreements by periodical visits, at least yearly:


1. The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Dharamsala, H.P., India del Nord)

The Office of His Holiness the dalai lama, located in McLoad Ganj in Upper Dharamsala, by the monks and laymen employed there, is recommending people (children, adolescents, adults) living in that area. It’s also our contact in respect of the various initiatives performed and the ones in progress, on which we are periodically reporting.


2. Doeguling Tibetan Settlement in Mundgod (South India)

This Settlement is authorized by the Government – as the representative of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama –  to deal matters related to the Tibetan refugees living in Mundgod area (census, coordination, administration, management, development).

The Doeguling Tibetan Settlement di Mundgod is one of the biggest among the 48 Settlements organized in India, Nepal and Bhutan. It was built in 1966 with an initial population of 4.306 Tibetan refugees. Now it counts 9 Camps for laymen. two Monasteries for men (Drepung Monastery and Gaden Monastery, one for women (Nunnery), and one Home for Old and Infirm People, all the above  totaling 16.000 refuge

The authorized Office has performed a formal agreement with the AREF International Association, to recommend yearly a number of people (children, adolescents, adults) from each of the 9 camps of refugees located in the Mundgod Area. The agreement is regulating both the tasks of the Association in respect of the direct relationship with the sponsors and the ones of the Tibetan Settlement with the sponsored people, both in relation to the contacts (correspondence, visits etc..) and to the annual donations for the sponsorship.


3. Gajang Gyalrong Khangtsen di Mundgod (India del Sud)

It’s a Comunity College of the Monastic University of Gaden in Tibet. It’s part of the Monastery of  Gaden in the Tibetan Colony in Mundgod.

The Monastery Gajang Gyalrong Khangtsen has recently performed an agreement related to the new recommendations of monks (children, adolescents, adults, old people) belonging to the whole Monastic Area of Gaden in the Tibetan Colony. The agreement is regulating both the tasks of the Association in respect of the direct relationship with the sponsors and the ones of the Monastery with the sponsored people, both in relation to the contacts (correspondence, visits etc.) and to the annual donations for the sponsorship.


4. Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home in Dharamsala- Nyingtob Ling (Northern India)

The Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home was inaugurated on 27th March 1999, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama who named it Nyingtob Ling (Realm of courage in the Tibetan language).

About 50 handicapped people are living there (children, adolescents, young adults) coming from all Tibet and, following some recent enlargement works, some other people from India will be lodged there.

An Organizational agreement has been reached with the Center, by its President and member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile, Mrs. Nawang Lhamo, to  grant an active support to the activities developed in favour of the people needing help lodged by this Center.

People hold in the Center have various handicaps, both physical and psychophysical. They are assisted by some volunteers and, only periodically, they benefit of medical interventions.