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February 18, 2010


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great photos! loved it.


This is so beautiful! These children seem to be very well taken care of. What I like is that these refugee children are being taught somthing that binds them to their roots. At the same time it's a beautiful artform which is being kept alive. I am from India and I had no clue this existed. Thanks for ths beautiful slideshow.


Lucie - Thanks. The kids were really a joy to work with. I have a lot of respect for what the school and the students are doing.

Presanna - There are several schools in and around Manali for Tibetan refugees. This school (Tibetan Children's Village) was founded in 1961 (with 20 studentts, there are 600 now). It was converted to a school for traditional art 5 years ago. The school accepts donations and student sponsorships if you or someone you know might be interested.


What a beautiful slideshow. Thank you, Dave.


Thanks Jennifer - The kids did all the work, the tough part was editing! Glad you enjoyed it.


Hi Dave, this is so beautiful. Besides donations, do you know if the schools around the area also need help? I am looking for volunteer opportunities, and since you travel so much, was thinking maybe I can pick your brain for this.


Thanks Nan - I'm not aware of any specific volunteer programs but would suggest that if you are in Manali that you stop in at one of the Tibetian schools between Manali and Patli Kuhl and ask. There is a fairly well developed infrastructure in that area to assist Tibetian refugees so I would think (but don't know for sure) that there would be opportunities to get involved. Let me know if you do end up in Manali.

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