Annual General Meeting

The Tibetan Children Relief Society of New Zealand AGM for 2020 was held on Sunday 9 August 2020 in Auckland.

People interested in finding out more about supporting Tibetan Refugee children are advised to browse the information on our website and read through the Testimonials from current and past sponsors.

New members are welcome to attend all TCRS meetings – as well as the AGM, the committee usually meets 3-4 times a year.

For further information contact sponsorship via our Contact Us page.

Tashi Delek to all our supporter friends

It’s my pleasure to share with you the warm inaugural ceremony of Two Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Plants this morning at 10’Clock September 4.

An initiative concern of General Secretary Mr. Karma Chungdak for children with many specific needs especially with the drinking waters. The high concentration of lime and other particles in the drinking water is inviting health issues with children mainly during rainy season.  The installation of the water plant will be boon to our children and staff as a precaution against many water borne diseases as we move ahead in our life journey.  We would like to thank Mrs. Heide Meyer and the German Aid to Tibetan Team (GAT) for their fund support towards the actualization of two water treatment plants with a capacity of 500 litres per hour.

It was a blessing when the General Secretary requested the student’s council captain and the prefects to inaugurate the plant and have the first water as a gift from Mrs. Heide Meyer and the GAT team. The ceremony was attended by all the management members, estate / development staff (who were involved in the installation of the plant) and the school captains, vice-captains and the prefects.

Please find below few photographs taken during the occasion.

A sincere thank you to all our friends for your unwavering support inspiring us to try to provide the best cultural upbringing to 1845 children under our care at Tibetan Homes Foundation.

Thank you once again for all the kind assistance.

Dekyi Wangmo (Mrs.)
Project Officer

“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tibetan Homes Foundation Communications

We hope that you’ll enjoy the following excellent, informative communications that we’ve received from the Tibetan Homes Foundation.

  1. Tibetan Homes Foundation Newsletters:
    (a) 2018 Mid-year Newsletter (1.8mb)
    (b) 2018 Bi-Monthly Newsletter – May-June (14.6mb)
    (c) 2018 Bi-Monthly Newsletter – July-Aug (5.3mb)
    (d) 2018 Bi-Monthly Newsletter – Sept-Oct (4.1mb)

Thuten Receives a Certificate of Achievement

Thuten Receives a Certificate of Achievement at the 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala Dinner… for his work in the Tibetan Community.

Half a century ago New Zealand welcomed its first Tibetan refugee, Thuten Kesang.

Thuten was born and raised in Tibet, but the Chinese occupation of Tibet left him as an orphan and a refugee in India. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1967.

His association with the Auckland Multicultural Society began in 1989 when he was asked by the then President of AMS, to join them and represent the small Tibetan community that lives in Auckland. He became president of the society in 1993, a position he has held several times including currently.

In 2002 Thuten was awarded The Queen’s Service Medal as recognition of his work not only for Tibet (he is the Chairman of The Friends of Tibet NZ organisation) but also for the contribution he has made in promoting the multicultural society in New Zealand.

Thuten is also currently serving as Treasurer on the Committee of the Tibetan Children Relief Society.