Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation
We are so pleased to announce that Trails Within is sponsoring the education of a Tibetan child – Tenzin Kunsel, a 12 year old girl. Learn more about why and her story below:
Why do Tibetan Children need sponsorship?
As a refugee community, Tibetans have done remarkably well. Most Tibetan refugees began their lives in exile as road labors. Life for Tibetans has never been easy and there are many Tibetan families that need help. Some of them are poor- others come from broken homes, or have some sickness or other problem in their lives. These families need help to educate their children
What does the sponsorship pay for?
Sponsorship funds help to pay for school tuition, uniforms, books, medical and health care needs, etc.
Trails Within Sponsored Child:
Tenzin Kunsel, 12 year old girl from Tuting Village
Kunsil lives in the small village of Tuting where her mother farms on a small plot of land and her father is serving in the army. Both of her parents are illiterate. Their village is totally cut off from the modern world with no transportation, communication or education. They are all happy with their life even though it is miserable and hard. Her mother tends to the field every day and her whole life is spent cultivating seasonal crops and vegetables. Her father has to stay away for almost a year at a time while serving in the army. Kunsel has three sisters and one younger brother, who all are fortunate to study in school. Her parents are happy that Kunsel has received admission to boarding school where she can study Tibetan language and will get a chance to learn more about Tibetan culture, religion, and much more. Even though her hard working parents are hard working, they are still not able to support her needs.
Kunsil aims to become a teacher and is very good in her studies. She is cute and a fun loving girl. Her favorite color is pink, and she loves dancing and singing.