The Tibetan Jewish Youth Exchange (TJYE) was established to enhance the cultural identity of both Jewish & Tibetan youth through informal education & to forge links between the Jewish & Tibetan diaspora communities. We actively help these communities' youth movements to empower young people, that they can become leaders & make a difference. This blog will record the continuing work of the project's volunteers, including Jewish volunteers in India & Tibetan leaders on exchange in the UK.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Hello! Andrew and I have been in Dharamasala about 2 weeks now and having a fab time although didnt expect so many cows, dogs and monkeys in the streets! Last week was the Dalai Lama's birthday so there were 3 days of celebrations; dancing, chanting and praying. We started running a few sesions before the big birthday but have now had a little break. We did a review of Longsho in the SWOT and had 12 leaders attend - which was really great. The main concern currently is the lack of money - Longsho have no money to even plan the smallest event or mailshot really.
We have also looked at structure and giving leaders roles and how the regional chapters would work. Today we are going to look at marketing and raising the awareness of Longsho since there are so many Israelis around which is a great opportunity.
Wishing all the best to Richard and Charlotte - keep in touch. And hope everyone is well especially after the dreadful london events a few days ago. Lots of love Anna xx

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Hello there, it's Rich. It's the day before me and Char go off to Kalimpong and i'm just trying to figure out how to use this blog thing! Sorry for submitting this but thought it would be good to know what we are doing before we go. Preparations are going well...can't wait to get out there!