The primary outreach initiative of Jhamtse Canada is to support Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community. Jhamtse Gatsal (jhaam’-tsay gah’-tsal) is Tibetan for “garden of love and compassion.”
Jhamtse Gatsal is a community, a school, and a home for more than 85 children ranging in age from toddler to adolescent. Jhamtse Gatsal is in the district of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The children, all of whom have a background of poverty and adversity, come from nearby villages. At Jhamtse Gatsal, the children are provided with a secure and loving home, including nurturing houseparents, good food, clothing, and medical care, and an excellent academic and practical education.
Jhamtse Gatsal also strives to become a model school and community in the areas of education, healthcare, childcare, parental guidance, cultural preservation, spiritual traditions, organic gardening, renewable energy, sustainable living, and social entrepreneurship.