February Newsletter 2015
We hope that 2015 has started in a positive way for all our supporters and friends.
Festival of Tibet
Tibetan Education Fund started the year by attending the Festival of Tibet at the Brisbane Powerhouse, I am sure that many of you attended this wonderful event also.
We raised $1382 during the festival and will be sending this money over to the Bumkhang Childcare Centre very soon. Thanks to Tenzin Choegyal for his support of TEF during the Festival of Tibet.
The Perfect Potion has generously donated some of their natural cream products to TEF for ongoing treatment of Kamashan’s skin disorder. The Perfect Potion creams have been a great benefit to Kamashan and we are very thankful for the support of this ethical company.
A quick reminder that sponsorship of our school children are due in mid February, our bank details remain the same and we thank you for your continued support.
Also thanks to our monthly supporters, TEF is committed to the ongoing support of the children of Tibet and we are very grateful to have such good people with us on this journey.
Wanday and the TEF team
The future of Tibetan culture lies in the education of the Tibetan Children
Himalayan Film Festival raised $250
Ongoing Funding Required
We are looking forward to seeing you on the 18th October to share a night of fun, food and music.
Wanday and the TEF team
A reminder that due to unforeseen circumstances our Annual Trivia Night will now be held on the 18th_October at the Uniting Church Hall, Merthyr Road, New Farm, 6.30 start. A fun night of questions, some Tibetan Music along with a delicious Tibetan supper and finishing with traditional Tibetan Circle dancing, $25 admission and $20 concession tickets at the door. Please note no EFTPOS facilities will be available on the night.
The children from the childcare center are enjoying a well earned break for their annual school holidays at the moment. Our latest reports show that all the children are progressing well with their education and health.
Perfect Potion (Supporters)
Perfect Potion have wonderful natural products that have been supplied to us on a regular basis to send over to Kamashan for her debilitating skin condition and we would like to thank Saoe for the ongoing support.
Make a Booking
Newsletter Update! Please go to TEF website or ring Wanday on 0422720542 if you would like to book a table for our Trivia night or get together with your friends and come along on the 18th October. We hope to see you there.
Himalayan Film Festival 2014
TEF will be holding a chai tea and cake stall at the Himalayan Film Festival on 6th September at BMAC 102 Main Street Kangaroo Point. Please come along and enjoy some interesting films about the Himalayan region and join us for tea and cake. More information at www.himalayanfilmfestival.org
See you there!
Wanday and the TEF Team
2014 Concert Night by Tibetan Education Fund
Time: 6:30pm start
Date: 28th June, 2014
Location: Merthyr Road Uniting Church, New Farm
Enjoy the unique style of Tibetan music and sample the cuisine of the native Tibetan peoples.
Last year’s concert was a great success and we look forward to another memorable night.
This 2014 Concert looks set for a night a fun and great entertainment.
Welcome to the March 2014 Newsletter for Tibetan Education Fund
It has been a busy start to the year with our representation at the Festival of Tibet in January, we raised $1000.00 for our projects in Tibet.
Aboriginal Hostels Limited – Fund Raiser
Wanday recently (March 2014) helped out at a homeless shelter at Musgrave Park, West End and donated some stationery and clothing that TEF had been given, unfortunately it worked out to be too expensive for TEF to send these items over to Tibet.
Recycled Donations to AHL
Last year Wanday was able to take over our donations but as no one was travelling to the area of our childcare centre this year it was decided it was better for homeless people here to have these goods. Good work from Grant known as ‘the polite guy’ for organizing the AHL day which Wanday reports was very inspirational.
Many thanks to John & Frances Kee
Thankyou’s to John and Frances Kee for hosting a dinner at their home with the proceeds going to TEF, the evening also included the sale of a lovely painting by Htoo Htoo Han. The new owner of the painting now has a beautiful piece of artwork and TEF has $400 to add to John’s donation of $200 for the evening. If anyone is interested in hosting a fundraising dinner at their home, please contact Wanday via our website. Wanday will bring the food for your dinner, so what could be easier as a get together for you and your friends.
The latest report from the Bumkhang Childcare Centre is positive, with all the children doing well with studies and health. The health of the children is important to TEF and the village, so much so that the elders in the village have started burning any junk food that is found, Bumkhang Childcare Centre has banned any of the children bringing junk food into the centre,, they are supplied with a nutritious lunch so extra food it not required. It is unfortunate that junk food has been infiltrating the village and it is important to send a strong message that it is not wanted in this area.
We will be holding our next fundraising event in May, keep a watch out for your email with all the details soon.
Many thanks to all our monthly donors, you are the people that keep the childcare centre open. If you know anyone who would be interested in joining us please direct the to our website www.tibetaneducationfund.org