“I started the Jigme Gyalsen Nationalities Vocational School in 1994 out of a wish to contribute to the promotion of Tibetan culture and education,” he says, explaining his
Education is the bedrock of social and economic development. A strong education system, relevant to the needs and culture of its students, not only prepares individuals for future employment, it empowers them to participate in the conversation about their future and guides development across the region. In many communities, however, lack of access constrains the development not only of individuals but also of the education system at large.
Recognizing this vital need, since 1999 Trace Foundation has offered scholarships to promising individuals committed to improving the Tibetan-medium education system, and the overall quality of life in Tibetan areas. Today, Trace Foundation continues to provide support to students seeking an education at all levels.
Trace Foundation provides scholarships to support students seeking an education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as professional training for those in a range of fields.