Frequently Asked Questions
Writing to Tibet
The children especially, love getting correspondence from their sponsors. Surprisingly, a great number of letters received by sponsors are written in English. Many of our students learn English or have access to someone who can write an English letter for them – this makes communication between students and sponsors easier and quicker. No need to wait for translations. Send your English letter to Ganzi. Your student should be able to find someone to translate for them.
REMINDER: If you send letters to NJP for translation, please include a stamped self-addressed envelope so your letter can be returned to you for posting to Tibet.
Our special Tibet address label (shown right) helps your letter pass from Australia, through China to Tibet. Three countries – three languages. Simply print, cut and paste onto the envelope.
REMEMBER to write the sponsorship ID number on the envelope and the letter.
This is entirely up to you as you are not bound to any contracts. If you could contact the Nying-Jey Projects Secretary and inform them of any changes or if you are unable to continue with sponsorship, it would be appreciated. If contemplating sponsoring a tertiary student it would be better if you’re sure you’ll be able to continue until the end of their course, as it can be difficult to find a replacement sponsor for this greater amount.
Some sponsors who do not want to be tied to a regular payment elect to make ad hoc donations to the Scholarship Fund, the Medical Emergency Fund or to Nying-Jey Projects to help with our administration costs instead.
This is a program that provides financial assistance to the beneficiaries to cover the costs of emergency medical services and procedures. It can also provide financial relief for beneficiaries who have incurred large debts as a result of having expensive medical services and are struggling to pay their debts.
Sponsorship is when one person takes responsibility for the ongoing upkeep of one school student, monk or nun. As the cost of providing for a tertiary student is so high, it is more practical for us to pool donations to support a student at university. Of course this doesn’t mean that you can’t sponsor a university student if you are confident of being able to continue that to the end of their course.