Who we are

The Tibetan Children’s Educational and Charity Organization is a charitable organisation that runs Kyitsel-ling (TCECS). Apart from the committed efforts of the Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala, the founding members of the society feel that each Tibetan must actively participate in the education of our children. We are in the Tibetan community in Clement Town, Dehra Dun. In an effort to close the educational divide in our society, Kyitsel-ling concentrates on helping Tibetan children with their academics. Kyitsel-ling desires to develop in young people the sense of independence and accountability required to advance the cause of Tibet and improve their own lives.

HH The Dalai Lama Lays Foundation Stone

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, lays the foundation stone.

We believe that all of the good and positive things associated with Kyitsel-ling were made possible by HH’s generosity.  On November 21, 1997, the Dalai Lama laid the building’s foundation stone. The founders’ ambitious objectives at the time were hindered by initial concerns and uncertainty: would we be able to secure the necessary funding? Would we maintain it?  Would this centre actually benefit Tibetan children?

All those impeding doubts were firmly removed when His Holiness blessed the site. For the founders, it was the greatest signal that they were on the right tract and the biggest source of inspiration. Today, nearly fifteen years later, we’ve touched the lives of hundreds of children and hope to continue this work for the foreseeable future.