Our first project, now completed, implemented water purification systems for two Tibetan schools in Dharamsala, India.
Clean drinking water is a finite resource in many parts of the world, including in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. Our first project focused on implementing water purification systems in Tibetan schools in Dharamsala, India, the main Tibetan refugee settlement in India and home to the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Even though many in India are adapted to the low quality and cleanliness of the tap water available to them, many Indians (and Tibetans) still regularly get sick from drinking it, causing them to miss days of school and lowering the quality of their education.
With the help of the LHA Charitable Trust and the generosity of some area donors, all seven schools in our project scope now have water filtration systems. The first two systems we funded independently, and we participated in the funding of several others.