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 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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Tulane Student Exchange Group September 2013

On 9th September 2013, a group of 13 social work students from Tulane University School from New Orleans, USA, led by Dr. Ron Marks (Dean) and Dr. Carolyn Weaver, arrived in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, on an exchange programme with Lha.

The exchange programme with Tulane University was started in 2002, and each year brings approximately ten to sixteen groups of foreign students from various countries across the world to McLeod Ganj.
After learning about Lha's social work initiatives, the 2013 Tulane…


Student exchange groups in July 2013

During July, Lha hosted three student groups, one from Rustic Pathways Inn and the other two from Lifeworks International. The Rustic Pathway group participated in the mutual learning program from July 19-22. The groups from Lifeworks International also took part in the various activities of Lha. We paired the groups with our Tibetan students for one-on-one English conversation skills practice, and to enable our group from abroad to get a meaningful experience connecting with local Tibetan…


Lha’s First Student Exchange Group in 2013

Lha's first cultural exchange student group of the year was from Tulane University in New Orleans, USA. The group, consisting of 12 students led by Mr. Michael Smith, arrived on June 7, 2013, to explore the Tibetan refugee and local Indian communities during their three-week stay in North India. As it was their first visit to Dharamsala, we first introduced them to Lha. We then took them around town to explore the Tibetan community, including visits to various departments of the CTA, the Tibet…


Lha organized a creativity workshop at Petoen school

On Wednesday, June 12, Lha organized a creativity workshop at Gangkyi Petoen Day School taught by Lha's student exchange group from Tulane University in New Orleans, USA. More than 100 students, ranging from 1st to 5th grade, participated.

All of the art supplies were generously donated by Ms. Kate Neuschaefer of artsforthenations.org based in Colorado, USA. We are very grateful for her contribution and her support of Lha. We used about half of the kits that she donated and plan to use the…


Survey Report on Lha Community Soup Kitchen

On July 6th, 2011, Lha opened its Community Soup Kitchen in its new building, Ahimsa House. This became the first soup kitchen in Dharamsala that serves low-cost and nutritious meals to the Tibetan refugee community. Refugees take advantage of this beneficial service for a nominal fee of 15 rupees per person per meal, but meals are completely free for those who cannot afford to pay this amount. 91% of Lha Community Kitchen users pay 15 rupees for lunch, while 9% get lunch for free.

In June 2013…


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