Language is a cornerstone for culture. Tibetan is the mother tongue for six million Tibetans, and yet the language is considered endangered.
Most Tibetan children are being educated in Chinese medium in government schools, making it difficult for them to learn their native language.
Our winter language intensives take the winter school break and use the time to teach Tibetan. We employ highly skilled college students, Khenpos and school teachers to share their love and knowledge of the Tibetan language in 7 different locations.
This program was established in 2009 and has been a successful annual project, ensuring that Tibetan language doesn't disappear.