Program for University Students: In 2012, TVP started offering service program for university students and UCLA was the first group to join. In 2013, TVP offered a competitive internship to design a home based water storage, purification, domestic delivery and greywater irrigation system. We have interviewed and appointed student team leaders from six universities. Each team of 6 to 8 students designs a system that is judged by a panel of engineers. Then, the best elements of all designs are incorporated into a final product. Students will travel to Tibet over summer 2013 to install the pilot systems, assess larger water issues, and assess the possibility of their system as a social enterprise. Six universities including UC Berkeley, Stanford, USC, Mississippi State, Cal State Long Beach and University of Central Florida and each team has 6-8 members, 1 graduate or faculty adviser.
Program for High School Students: TVP works with high schools to host service trip and homestay in Tibetan villages in Kham and Amdo region of Tibet. Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a Vail, Colorado based International School of Global Citizenship began collaboration with Tibetan Village Project in 2012 by sending six students and two group leaders to build shower house for an orphanage in Kham with goal of returning annually with 1-2 groups in each summer. Click here to watch program in action.
Program for Adults: Tibetan Village Project invites you to join us for a remarkable journey to Kham, Eastern Tibet. Highlights of the trip will include visiting monasteries in Kangding, art conservation projects in Minyak, Sihurong Clinic, an orphanage and a nunnery in Tagong, and Minyak Gongkar, one of Tibet’s four most sacred mountains. We will experience Tibet’s living and breathing culture by staying with Tibetan families some nights, taking hikes at stunning mountain sites, mingling with Tibetan nomads and engaging in meaningful conversations.
Travel Dates: (1) June 2 - June 15th, (2) July 12th to July 26th, and (3) August 17th to 31st. TVP has other customized trips with greater service focus, such as water and sanitation, and medical and dental work. Please feel free to call if you would like more information, or to join or design a trip.
Customized Trips: If featured trips do not fit your schedule or interests, Conscious Journeys can also customize 2-3 week trips for groups with at least four participants, please contact us.
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