Help Lobsang say “Yes!” to more children!


“I’m sorry, but I can’t help your child,” – Lobsang Phuntsok

Imagine having to say this repeatedly to desperate families, knowing that their children’s lives are so challenging that even surviving to adulthood will be a struggle.

Jhamtse Gatsal houses and cares for 85 children. Lobsang has had to turn away hundreds of children in great need because there is no more room.

Your donation to our Capital Fund will help provide housing for more children at the Jhamtse Gatsal campus in the remote Himalayan foothills of northeast India. When complete, we will have facilities for 150 children, plus staff, volunteers and visitors.

During Phase 1 of our campaign to help Lobsang say “Yes!” to more children, we will:

  • Prepare construction documents
  • Level the ridge-top site
  • Construct earthquake-resistant retaining walls
  • Build homes for 4 “families” of 25 children and their housemothers

We are more than halfway to our goal. Please help us save more children!


donate to Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community - Capital Campaign

Donate via PayPal, or by check to Jhamtse International, 25 Duggan Rd., Acton, MA 01720
Donations from the US are tax deductible.

For tax-deductible donations in Switzerland, Australia, Canada or India, please see the Donate page on the Jhamtse Gatsal website.

For more info, see the Jhamtse Capital Campaign page.

Follow our progress here, or on the Jhamtse Gatsal Facebook page.

Help Tashi and the Monk: Huma Challenge

photo of Tawang Monastery

World Expeditions has partnered with the Jhamtse organizations to present an exciting opportunity for a Himalayan adventure trip that benefits Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community: The Huma Challenge.

Help raise funds for Jhamtse Gatsal and join a journey that includes:

  • Adventure Touring – Visit a unique and stunning part of the Himalayas, including a trip to the largest old Tibetan monastery in South Asia and a day trek with incredible views towards Bhutan.
  • Wildlife Safari – Visit Nameri National Park to spot elephants, tiger, leopard, barking deer, and exotic birdlife.
  • Community Project – Spend time within Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community, and work alongside members of the Community. Meet the teachers, caregivers, children, and Lobsang Phuntsok, the former monk who founded and directs Jhamtse Gatsal.

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