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Youth Empowerment Support (YES) section of Home Department sends 28 young people for skill training at ITI

Dharamshala: Youth Empowerment Support (YES) section of the Department of Home (DoH), CTA sent 28 Tibetan youth from 13 different Tibetan settlements for long term skill training at Tibetan Private Industrial Training Institute (ITI) based in Selakui, Dehradun. These 28 young people have started their training in December 2020. This is the 2nd year in […]


Department of Home sponsors 16 Tibetan youth to pursue skill training program

Dharamshala: Skill Training Scholarship program is a new initiative of the Youth Empowerment Support (YES) section of the Department of Home, CTA. The main objective of the program is to provide an opportunity to the Tibetan Youth (18-45 years) to pursue skill training program from any skill training institute of their choice and from anywhere in India. […]


Women’s Empowerment Desk under SARD host virtual program on 16th days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

Women’s Empowerment Desk (WED) in collaboration with the Martha Farrell Foundation (MFF), Delhi was able to organize a series of events during the 16th Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) which is celebrated globally from 25th November – 10th December every year.  This campaign aims to raise awareness on the issue of gender […]


‘Himalayan Cultural Heritage’ – Tibet Policy Institute’s talk series on sacred monasteries of Himalayan Region

Dharamshala: The Tibet Policy Institute is hosting a talk series titled ‘Himalayan Cultural Heritage’ to spotlight the spiritually introspective, well-preserved 1000 year-long Buddhist traditions in the Himalayan region that have led to the establishment of many monasteries and inspired academic research and study into Buddhism. The talk series features over 12 abbots, instructors, administrators, researchers, […]


Two American Indian Foundation Clinton Fellows begins service at CTA

In March 2019, CTA’s SARD entered into a three-year partnership with the American Indian Foundation (AIF) through which AIF committed to placing two of their William J. Clinton Fellows each September for a service period of ten months. The Fellowship is named after former United States President Bill Clinton. In its first year of partnership, […]




‘Baseline Study of Tibetan Diaspora Community Outside South Asia’: SARD’s pioneering report maps status of diaspora

Dharamshala: The Social and Resources Development Fund (SARD), Department of Finance, CTA today launched a comprehensive study of “Tibetan diaspora community outside South Asia” at the press briefing chaired by CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi. CTA President Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi officiated the ceremonial launch […]


CTA Receives Almost USD 1 Million in Direct Funding from the U.S. Government

Dharamshala: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a sum of $997,124 to SARD to “strengthen the financial and cultural resilience of the Tibetan people and contribute towards a sustained resilience of the Tibetan people’s economic and cultural identity.” This award represents a historic milestone as it is the first time any funding […]


CTA announces zero-interest loan for Tibetan sweater-seller businesses in Green zones

Dharamshala: Sikyong in his routine Thursday COVID-19 press briefing, addressed the ongoing situation with the pandemic, highlighting the role of individual responsibility in combatting the disease. He cited the example of the outbreak within China, observing that it followed a 5-month course-initial outbreak, multiplying, peaking before the curve flattened. Referring to the daily toll rise […]