Learning and Ideas for Tibet

Free Education and Health Care to Tibetan Refugees

Education and Health Care

Learning and Ideas for Tibet (LIT)  is a nonprofit registered charity which provides free education to Tibetan refugees and provides a platform for Tibetans and their supporters to share ideas about the Tibetan issue, in order to provide Tibet with a brighter future.

LIT believes through education and communication Tibetan culture will remain alive despite China’s occupation of the region. Therefore, it offers a range of different classes and events in order to teach a diverse range of students.
Our classes include foreign languages, Health, Buddhism, Tibetan Grammar, Tibetan, Tibetan language for foreign students and English language to Tibetan students.

We have LIT our flame for Tibet. Please light yours and invite your friends to join us. So the fire can never be extinguished but will only grow stronger across the world.

Our Mission

Through a range of free-from-charge daily classes, LIT aims to provide:

  • Free education to disenfranchised Tibetan refugees and local members of the community.
  • Financial aid to under-privileged Tibetan refugees.
  • A platform for the local and international community to discuss and address issues affecting the local
  • Tibetan community to allow for positive changes to be made at a grassroots level.
  • Employment opportunities to the local community.
  • Tibetan refugees with access to health care services.

~ Keeping the Tibetan Flame LIT ~

Interview with the director of LIT

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History of LIT

Many Tibetans arrive in India with very limited funds and skills as many come from illiterate farming or nomadic backgrounds. Therefore, many refugees find it difficult to integrate into India which can lead to high unemployment rates, poverty and feelings of disempowerment and isolation. More . . .

Get involved

LIT is always looking for volunteers to enhance our skills training center. Our volunteer program aims to have people from across the world come to India and share their skills with the Tibetan refugee community to support local and sustainable development. More . . .

Where to Find LIT

LIT is located in Mcleod Ganj. McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh in North India. Situated on the Dhauladhar Range, it is known as ‘Little Lhasa’ or ‘Dhasa’ because of its large population of Tibetan refugees. Central Tibetan Administration is headquartered in McLeod Ganj. More . . .