Tibetan Buddhist Charitable Aid, Inc.
Tibetan Buddhist Charitable Aid, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and by the State of New York as a not-for-profit charitable corporation. The founders of TBCA absorb all operating costs, and therefore 100% of all donations are sent to our charitable projects each year.
TBCA was created to help support the ongoing humanitarian projects initiated and directed by Geshe Pema Dorjee. These projects are located in impoverished and/or remote areas of Himalayan India and Nepal. Some of Geshe Pema Dorjee’s projects include:
- Safe, efficient, ventilated stoves to villages where the traditional open fire in the family hut is causing death, eye and lung damage, and deforestation in Himalayan India
- Medical care for the sick and injured
- Care of the elderly in Arunachal Pradesh
- Cheese-making factory being established by Israeli volunteers to be run by the Tibetan youth at the Jampaling refugee camp in Nepal
- Youth center at the Jampaling refugee camp
- Building and operating schools in Nepal and India
- Safe house for street girls in Kathmandu
- Support of a drug rehabilitation center in Kathmandu
- Establishing an orphanage in Rathankot, Nepal
- Safe water and sewage systems for remote villages in Nepal
- Educating villagers in India and Nepal to protect them from human trafficking
- Bringing equipment and experts from Israel, Norway, and Sweden to remote villages in Nepal to teach modern agricultural techniques
- Providing eye care (from surgery to glasses) to villagers in rural Arunachal Pradesh