About Tibetan Homes Foundation
Tibetan Homes Foundation (THF) is a charitable institute dedicated to working for the care of orphans, semi orphan, and destitute Tibetan refugee children. The Foundation is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 (Punjab Amendment) Act in the year 1963. Nestled in the serene and profusely wooded valley of Mussoorie - one of the most sought after summer vacation destinations of India. THF is one of the several institutions established in exile by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to provide home-like care, education and an environment that encourages learning of Tibetan language and unique cultural values to Tibetan refugee children.
In just a blink of an eye time flew and here we are at the end of the year. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for making me feel at home in this new place from the very first day. Your love and affection towards me have given me immense energy to serve the THF family beyond my capability and has evoked a spirit of achieving the impossible. The world is moving at an exceptional pace and we as a community have to move along to evolve and develop like the rest of our beings. But we have to keep in mind the huge responsibility we have in bringing up and guiding our next generation. In this materialistic modern world, the purpose of education seems to be precisely based upon how much marks a child obtains in the exams and there is far little emphasis on the holistic development of the child. Education is not only about reading books, memorizing facts and figures, getting degrees, getting married and settling down in life but it is also about learning how to listen to the books, rely on your analysis rather than blindly following others and realizing the fact that there is learning in everything you do. We want our children not only to reach sky-high in their academics but also be able to flower and become good human beings. Therefore, we need to divert more of our energy into the holistic growth of our children and keep guiding them in order to bring out the best in them.