Tsering Tsomo is studying to become a lawyer. When her father was injured in a car accident, she realized the importance of knowing the law. She has seen many Tibetans taken advantage of because they do not understand the law, and she desired to change that. Because her father was injured, the family has limited financial resources to support her in university, so she greatly appreciates the scholarship she receives from Tibetan Village Project.
Lobsang is from a village two hours away from Lhasa. He graduated from a mechanical trade institute and is currently apprenticing with the hope of opening his own motorcycle repair shop. Lobsang loves to sing traditional Tibetan songs and tell stories of the precious Rinpoche from his village. His eyes shine gratitude for the opportunity he had to obtain his education.
Yangla lives in Lhasa and studies computer science and math. Her face is framed by big round, black glasses; she certainly has a flair for fashion. After graduation, she aspires to continue her education and obtain her Master’s degree. This is a testimony to her commitment to education, as few female Tibetans are able to obtain their Master’s Degrees due to financial constraints and other obstacles.
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I want to see Tibetans become entrepreneurs, doctors, dentists, teachers, lawyers and be viable competitors in this rapidly changing economic landscape.” – Tamdin Wangdu, founder of TVP