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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English Teacher:

We offer five levels of english classes, from Elementary to Advanced. Each class runs for a period of three months. Students must complete the 3 month course before they progress to the higher level. A set text book for each of the five English levels from Cambridge is provided for each student. Elementary and Beginner courses last for an hour and a half while the Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced courses last for one hour, classes are held each weekday, Monday through Friday. Lha's English language classes have been running since 1999. Currently, we educate 160-170 English language students per month at Lha.

We ask that Language Teachers at Lha commit to a minimum stay of two months, in order to ensure as much course continuity as possible for our students. Teachers have access to a variety of teaching aids and materials through the Lha Library located in the main office building on Temple Road. Language Teachers at Lha are responsible for taking daily attendance, lesson planning, creating and grading homework and periodic exams for their students, and notifying the Teacher Coordinator in a timely manner should they be unable to attend their scheduled class.

We also offer a daily English conversation class. The conversation classes improve the students' speaking level and confidence and provide a friendly atmosphere to exchange stories and experience cultural exchange with western volunteers. Students from the upper three levels can attend this class between 4 and 5pm every weekday.

All of our language classes are available to students of all ages from within the Tibetan refugee community and the local Indian community. Most of the English language students are young people and adults from Tibet, often including monks and nuns.

The main reason for the Tibetans' interest in learning English is that they want to go back to Tibet and they feel it's important to know English for their future employment opportunities. Some people, especially monks and nuns, also learn it to transmit Tibetan issues, culture, and religion to the world.

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Pre-arranged Volunteers

Lha offers many different volunteer options within the Tibetan community. We welcome drop-in volunteers with no previous communication... Read more

Reception & Orientation

We realize that India can initially be a quite a shock and the Tibetan culture may be challenging to become accustomed to, so we... Read more

Drop-in Volunteers

At Lha we welcome you to drop in to the office to talk with us about how you can be involved. Rewarding volunteer opportunities in... Read more

Volunteer for Tibetan refugees & Tibetan NGO in Dharamsala

>Lha is the largest volunteer host and coordination organization in the Tibetan refugee community of Dharamsala, India. A wide array of meaningful volunteer opportunities are available... Read more