Lha depends on the goodwill of volunteers and monetary and material donations for it to provide essential rehabilitation resources to the exiled Tibetan community. Lha is a non-profit organization solely dependent on monetary contributions from philanthropic corporations and generous individuals. In India, even a little goes a long way, and a lot goes very far!

Account Name: Lha Charitable Trust
Account Number: 2517000101008335
Bank Name: The Punjab National Bank
Branch: Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, H.P

Payable to: Lha Charitable Trust
Lha Office Temple Road, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, 176219
Distt Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

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Articles for Felicitation volume in gratitude to Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche

Attention all interested poets and writers across the globe, As we know, 5th November 2014 is the 75th birthday of His Eminence the Professor Samdhong Rinpoche. In admiration of his vast knowledge in philosophy and many other fields, and in gratitude for his services and contributions towards Tibetan community in both spiritual and secular matters, the alumni of the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS), Varanasi will be marking this day with a grand celebration at CUTS.Taking the opport... read more

Application Invited for Clean Water Project

Since 2011, Lha Charitable Trust has facilitated Clean Water Project (R.O System) to schools in both the Tibetan and local Indian community. The Clean Water Project aims not only to provide clean and purified water, but also to improve the overall health and nurturing of children in schools. Within these three years, with an expenditure of over 15 lakh rupees, we have successfully installed nine Clean Water Projects ensuring that around 4,000 people have access to clean drinking water. According... read more

Notice for Tibetan New Year holiday

Dear Lha volunteers, students and other beneficiaries,The 2141 wood-horse Tibetan Losar (New Year) will be from 2nd to 4th March 2014. As such, Lha office, classes and soup kitchen will be closed from 26th February to and including 10th March 2014.We hope to see you all after the Losar break and that you will continue with your classes, services and participation in our various social service activities at Lha. We remain committed to serving you all as much as we can.We wish you all a happy Losa... read more


Date: 19th December 2013Providing education and various social services to the community is the main objective of Lha Charitable Trust. The Lha office would like to announce job vacancy for the post of Office Secretary at its office in Dharamshala. We invite applications from interested candidates having relevant qualifications. read more

Lha Annual Report 2013

Season's Greetings from Lha Charitable Trust We wish you a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year! Lha Charitable Trust has just released its 2013 annual report. It has been a successful year, thanks to our many generous supporters, such as yourself! read more


Date: 6th August 2013 AN ATTRACTIVE JOB OPENING/VACANCY AT LHA Providing education and various social services to the community is the main objective of LHA Charitable Trust. LHA would like to... read more

Lha seeks funds for an eco-website in Tibetan

To support the Lha objective of preserving the Tibetan culture, funds are currently being solicited for developing and managing a website (in the Tibetan language) which will provide information on… read more

Web Developers and Designer

Web Developers and Designers are sought after in Dharamsala, and Lha is always looking for professionals in this field to assist with updating, maintaining, and sometimes renovating our website in… read more

Lha’s Annual Report 2012

Season's Greetings from Lha Charitable Trust We wish you a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year! Lha Charitable Trust has just released our 2012 annual report. It has been a… read more

Job Opening at Lha

Lha Charitable Trust has a job opening for a one year, contract staff member as a Office Secretary. The main objective of Lha Charitable Trust is to provide various social services and education for… read more

CTA Seeks Qualified English Instructor

Central Tibetan Administration Seeks Qualified English Instructors and Other Professionals for Upcoming Summer Training The Central Tibetan Administration is currently seeking volunteers to serve as instructors for the Recruitment Training Academy beginning in July, 2012. Most urgently needed are Certified English Language Instructors, but there is also a demand for Mathematics Instructors, Computer Professionals, and Project Planning and Management Professionals... read more

Volunteer Teacher Needed

The Tibetan Medical and Astrological College in Dharamsala is urgently seeking a Certified English Teacher to serve from July 3rd to November 11th, 2012. Accommodation will be provided by the college, or, if applicants prefer to make their own living arrangements, it may be possible to arrange a monthly stipend. Classes will run five days a week, Monday through Friday from 10:15 to 11:15 AM. The teacher will be responsible for lesson planning, creating and grading homework, and administering per... read more

Creative Writers

Creative Writers are very helpful to Lha, both as contributing authors for Contact Magazine and as writers for a number of other projects. Volunteers with good writing abilities can help in the creation of promotional materials, content for the Lha website, and other writing needs around the office. read more

Editors Needed

Lha puts out a monthly community publication, Contact Magazine, and is always in need of editors to help prepare it to go to print. Additionally, we welcome volunteers to proofread official documents Lha sends out to donors as well as to our various networks of supporters and partners. Editing is mostly a part-time volunteer commitment, and is easily paired with other volunteer opportunities in teaching or office work. read more

Project Professionals

When Lha has volunteers with specialized skills who wish to share their knowledge with our community we are sometimes able to coordinate special courses or projects at our main building. Otherwise, Lha arranges larger-scale projects periodically throughout the year based on the skill sets available in our volunteer pool. We can also help prospective volunteers with specific professional skills to connect with other organizations, NGOs, and professionals in the Dharamsala area. read more

Grant Writers

As Lha is a non-profit organization, we are constantly in search of funding for both new and continuing projects and initiatives. We frequently apply for grants in order to meet these needs, and welcome both professionals in this field and others with experience in grant writing to help us meet our funding goals. read more

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Lha is a non-profit, non-governmental, grassroots social work organization located in Dharamsala, India. Lha was founded in 1997 and in 2005 was registered as a non-profit and charitable trust in Himachal Pradesh. Every year we submit our income statements to the Indian Income-Tax Department and undergo an audit. The following are our financial statements from 2005 to 2011 fiscal years, which have already been reviewed. Following the financial statements are graphical representations of some of the key aspects we would like to highlight.

Lha's commitment is to help the Tibetan people survive and prosper in their new home of Dharamsala and to preserve their profoundly unique culture. The means to which we have been able to accomplish these goals has changed over the years. In 2005, as a young organization, Lha had few assets. Lha has steadily grown since then, and now occupies two buildings, which house our classes, soup kitchen, social services and volunteer and exchange student group accommodations. In 2005 Lha had seven full time employees, which has since expanded to nine. The notable increase in wage expenses between 2009 and 2011 reflects the decision to provide a livable wage to the Tibetan employees.

Lha took on the responsibility to pay rent for the operations building during the 2009 financial year, after the purchasing of the new Ahimsa House building, and becoming more financially stable. Since 2005 we have slowly been accumulating assets for the language classes, computer courses and social services which function out of the building, such as computers for our offices and classes, and books and teaching resources for the community libraries.

In 2007 Lha began the process of acquiring a four story building, the Ahimsa House, to house a community soup kitchen and volunteer accommodation. In May 2011 Lha used the remaining funds from the corpus receipt and capital fund to make the final payment on the Ahimsa House. This will be reflected in the financial statement for the 2012 financial year. We began working on the community soup kitchen project in 2010 and officially opened it in 2011. Since 2007 Lha has also purchased many furnishings and appliances for the volunteer accommodations. The donations from Exchange students and volunteers staying in Lha’s accommodations have also created a new source of income for Lha. In the future, Lha hopes that the donations raised from visitors in these accommodations, in conjunction with cultural exchanges and visitors services, will create a stable and sustainable financial foundation for the organization.

The Annual Report, written by Lha’s Director, Ngawang Rabgyal, sets out the aims of the organization, the year’s developments and the latest financial position. It also illustrates the diversity of the social programs provided, and the numbers of students who have benefited from these services. These achievements could not have been reached without the generosity of the volunteers and the dedication of the students and Lha’s employees.

Lha’s primary goal is to provide meaningful social services, such as free education, computer skills courses, vocational training, health and environmental education and service, volunteer coordination, cultural exchanges, free books, medicine and clothing distribution. The services of Lha are open to Tibetan refugees as well as the local Indian population and people from the Himalayan regions.