Spanish language classes were started late 2009 in response to the increasing demand to learn a foreign language. While the classes offered proved successful, in comparison to the other languages offered we had less demand for continuing Spanish courses. Currently Lha does not offer formal Spanish language courses, but there is a demand for one-on-one private tutors within our community.
Spanish Language Tutors will ideally be native speakers, or have a high level of Spanish language skill. Tutoring is coordinated through the Lha Office Front Desk. Tutors may decide how many students they can reasonably take on, and lessons are then arranged between the tutor and students according to both parties' schedules and preferences. Language tutors have access to all the teaching materials and aids available in the Lha Library, located in the main office building on Temple Road.
Lha offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Tibetan community. While we welcome drop-in volunteers with no previous communication or planning, we also offer other options for those wanting to plan ahead and receive supported services before arrival in India, upon arrival and during their stay in Dharamsala.
Pre-arranged volunteers are guaranteed a placement at Lha, and we strongly encourage potential volunteers to submit an application before your arrival in India so that we can be sure to place you in a role best suited to your unique skill-sets. Most volunteers work directly with Lha, while others are placed throughout the community with other NGOs.
We believe our reception and orientation service is to the mutual benefit of both Lha and our volunteers, enabling the smoothest and most efficient transition possible to Dharamsala. Please note that all donations received from these services go directly into the social service programs provided by Lha.
If you are trained in any specific skills, we will try to provide opportunities for you to use your expertise to benefit others in our community. If you are planning to just drop in, our office is located on Temple Road in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala (just across from State Bank of India). Our office is open from 9AM-5PM, Monday to Saturday. Please note that the Lha office is closed on the second Saturday of every month.