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Solar Electricity

In the rural areas of Lhasa Prefecture in 1998, 70% of the Tibetan families had no electricity. In 1998, BLSCP began a solar photovoltaic (PV) electrification program for these herders and farmers. In this photo, Bill Warnock, BLSCP member, delivers a solar PV system in September 2002 to the teacher and students at a rural primary school in Drongkar village, Damshung County, Lhasa Prefecture.

Health Care

As many as 300,000 Tibetan herders (nomads) are suffering from a deadly parasitic disease called echinococcosis. If not treated, this widespread disease can cause failure of the liver or lungs, which leads to a painful death. Tibetan children, adults, and monks become infected through poor sanitation and contact with infected dogs.


Namling County Schools Project was founded in 1991 by the late Tashi Tsering, project director. The project built 53 simple primary schools in rural Tibetan villages. Literacy rates for the Tibetan children in this area improved by an estimated 50%.


Lhasa Kungshon Language School was established in 1988 in Lhasa, Tibet, by Lhobsang Pandan. The school provides young adult Tibetans with language and computer classes. Students learn skills which help them to qualify for better jobs.


In February 2011, BLSCP hosted an education exchange in Boulder with a delegation from Lhasa Municipal Education Bureau. Three administrators, two sixth-grade students, and an interpreter visited five Boulder-area middle and elementary schools and the University of Colorado School of Education. They consulted on school management, teaching methods, and curriculum research and development. Click here to view our exchange report with 16 photos (PDF).
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