Jigme Gyaltsen holds a degree from Qinghai Nationalities University and has studied at several prominent Tibetan Buddhist colleges. To promote his vision for educational reform, in 1994 Jigme Gyalsten established the Jigme Gyaltsen Nationalities Vocational School in Golok Prefecture, Qinghai Province, which now has 730 students from several provinces. In order to support the school, in 2000, Jigme Gyaltsen established Snowland Treasure Co., Ltd., which makes and sells European-style cheese made from local yak milk. Incorporating traditional Tibetan dairy production practices with guidance from international cheese artisans, the cheese has been sold abroad and featured as a Slow Food Presidium. Most recently, he has established the Machen Rajun Girl's School, the first school of its kind for girls in Tibetan areas, which now has 340 students.
Jigme Gyaltsen Nationalities Vocational School, Golok Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture