Aim of the Snowland Children Foundation
Aim of the foundation
With the occupation of Tibet in the late fifties of the last century, many Tibetans have lost their home country and had to go into exile. Still today, most of them cannot go safely back to Tibet.
Even this year, some Tibetans are still forced to leave their country as they cannot freely follow their faith or are restricted in observing their customs. Especially the nomads suffer from the massive exploitation of their natural resources by the Chinese governement.
It is estimated, that meanwhile more Chinese (approx. 6 millions) than Tibetans are living in Tibet. By the year 2020, their number will – acording to plans oft he chinese governement – increase to 20 million. With that, the survival oft the Tibetans as a people is more than in danger.
Moreover, in the diaspora of Tibetans in Nepal, India or other Himalayan states the survival of the Tibetan people is likewise endangered since many young Tibetans try to emigrate towards Europe, Australia or the USA in view of their bleak professional chances.
Those who manage to escape to such countries usually integrate very rapidly and are thus loosing also their identity quickly.
Main purpose of the foundation
It is the main purpose of the Snowland Children Foundation to support a sustainable structure which enables the survival of the Tibetan people in a living community within the diaspora, be it in India, Nepal or other Himalayan states. Under «sustainable» we understand that young Tibetans are given the chance to grow up in a healty environment, receive an adequately balanced nutrition in sufficient quantities, good schooling and good professional education. With that, they should receive the possibilities to find jobs within theTibetan community in exile, raise a family and lead an adequate live.
It is thus also one of the main purpose of the Foundation to create or support locally new jobs so that the above mentioned aim can be reached.
The Foundation can also support other children or young people oft he Himalayan region (i.e. non Tibetans) in their basic or professional education.
Niederwies, CH 8363 Bichelsee, 25. August 2016
Dr. Bianca-Maria Exl-Preysch