Some students attending The Central School for Tibetans, Cauvery Valley Project (CVP).

School children washing up after their midday meal.

The Social Services Fund has been sponsoring the midday meals for the children attending The Central School for Tibetans, Cauvery Valley Project (CVP), located in Bylakuppe, South India. The school was was established in 1971 to serve the children of refugees living at Dickey Larsoe Tibetan Settlement. Twenty-four staff help educate 217 elementary, middle, and secondary students. The school has not only established an impressive academic program with an emphasis on preserving the student’s Tibetan cultural heritage, but also offers extracurricular activities such as sports, arts, and crafts.

In addition to the midday meals, FPMT has also recently been funding the salary of a kind lady who looks after some of the children after school hours. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche also sponsored the complete renovation of the school’s kitchen in 2013. 

Please rejoice in this ongoing investment in the education of Tibetan refugees’ children. 

Helping the children of Tibetan refugees receive quality education is a high priority for FPMT, and through this offering of food, the school can use precious and scarce resources for continuing to develop and implement quality academic programs for the students. If you are moved by this work, you are welcome to donate any amount to ensure its continuation. 

If you would like to support the Social Services Fund and help ensure grants such as this can continue, you can read more about the charitable projects this fund supports, or donate any amount to the fund itself.