First batch of open school students completes class X

A student receiving nationally recognised certificate from the Director

The first batch of students completed class X under National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) program.

A total of nine students sat for All India exam conducted by NIOS in March this year. The result was declared in June and they have all cleared the exam, some of them with very good marks.

Tibet Charity Basic Education Program was started in 2013 to help those who have never been to any school while in Tibet. This program was also for those school dropouts who regret their decision to leave the school and develop interest in studies. They have all crossed the age eligibility to join normal school.


Four of the students after receiving their class X certificates

Most of the students this time were new comers from Tibet who have never been to any school before. They have all attended various English language classes in Tibet Charity before realizing that they needed to have academic qualification to pursue higher studies or apply for jobs.

In spite of the fact that they have never been to any normal school, sheer hard work and determination to do well have seen them through. Some of them even took Maths, a subject which is considered difficult even by those in normal schools.

With this, doors have opened for them to do further studies and apply for jobs that require minimum of class X certificates.


We are very proud of these students and salute them for their achievements. They have made it even though they get very little time outside the class hours as they all had to do some works to make a living.

We thank Tibet Charity Denmark and Save Tibet Austria for providing financial support to meet the expenses required to run the class.

Some of class X students with their teachers

We thank TCV Lower Dharamsala and Mewoen Petoen School for holding coaching classes for them as and when required. We thank them for allowing us to use their labs and facilities while teaching Maths and Science.


We thank Mr. Tseten Dorjee, a Maths teacher of TCV Upper Dharamsala for coming all the way to Tibet Charity to teach harder topics of Maths.

We thank Mr. Tom Asbit and Margaret Coghlan for taking the psychology classes on top of their English language classes.

Last but not the least, we thank our own staff Ms Yeshey Dolma, Ms Tenzin Namsel, Ms Tenzin Tsephel and Mr. Lobsang Tenzin for taking their classes without letting it affect their normal duties.

We will continue to work with them so that they complete class XII in two years’ time.