From time to time, we like to make a donation to a non-profit or micro-lender on behalf of the readers and writers of Eco Child’s Play. In honor of the Dalai Lama’s 74th birthday today, we’ve made a donation to the American Himalayan Foundation.
The American Himalayan Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people and ecology of the Himalaya.
The Himalaya, roof of the world, is a magic place where the magnificence of the world’s highest mountains is mirrored in the rugged beauty and unique culture of the people who live in their shadow.
In these remote regions people often live without basic health care and education. Economic pressures have forced environmental degradation. And traditional ways of life are in danger of disappearing.
The American Himalayan Foundation was founded twenty-five years ago to respond to some of these pressing problems. What we do is very basic: build schools, plant trees, train doctors, fund hospitals, take care of children and elderly, and restore sacred sites throughout the Himalayas. We also assist and encourage Tibetans to rebuild and maintain their culture both in exile, and within Tibet.
Happy birthday to His Holiness!