Preserving the ancient Tibetan Buddhist Texts
DEWA CHE foundation also engages in helping to preserve the ancient Tibetan Buddhist Texts in Switzerland. We have been supporting the Tibetan monastery in Rikon in Switzerland a few times over the last 12 years. So as to build a big cupboard to store the precious ancient Tibetan Buddhist Texts of the monastery, or to renew the big curtains in the altar room. Here I am with Chönzela who is the most senior ven. monk of the monastery. I know him since I am a young girl and it is always very touching to meet him.
So proud of Gonpo and Danba from Chokri
Concluding of our social projects in Tibet
Before traveling up to Lhasa in summer 2023 I had the chance to meet some of the students of the tailoring scholl and automobile repair station in Eastern Tibet.
Seven representatives of the Tailoring School and Automobile repair Station came all the way down from Chokri (Luho) to see me and to express their deepest thanks for changing their lives substantially. They as well as more than 300 young people, all have over the last 12 years received a six-Months intensive training from the Tailoring master Lobsang Dawa to become skillful in producing traditional Tibetan clothes, monastery decoration, Thankas etc.
With 300 young people trained over the last 21 years we have concluded this wonderful project led by the monk Lobsang Dawa. We are thankful to everyone that helped sustain this great project for so long. Almost half of them own their own shops now in the bigger Cities like Drango, Gartze, Seta. Tawu and Lithang.
Also Lobsang Jampa who still manages the Automobile repair Station in Chokri came down to update me.
We trained 40 young men during three years to repair cars and 15 of them have succeded in running their own little car repair station. I am simply so proud of them all!
With a good feeling we conclude these two projects as China has managed very well to lift the Tibetan people out of Poverty.
It was very nice to hear all the stories of the students as they represent the stories of the other 293 students in Tibet.
I thank all my fans of my music for letting me be in your lives for so long. It is thanks to you I was able to do such important social work for my people in Tibet.
Sending you much love from Chengdu,
Preserving the ancient Art of THANKA Painting
Dechen's music reached a very large audience in Germany, Switzerland and Austria due the 60 minutes film documentary produced by the Swiss National Television that featured Dechen, her music and her family history including a trip to Tibet with the Swiss camera team. This popularity helped her to get the attention of GOFUS Suisse Cup Davos, a big charity organisation that chooses interesting social projects every year. In that particular year she was invited along with Mr. Röbi Federer, father of the Swiss Tennis Icon Roger Federer. The organization had decided that their donation should support Roger Federer's Foundation to help Children in need, but also to Dechen's social project in Tibet for Educational Support for young students.
In addition to the generous donation by GOFUS Suisse Cup Davos, Dechen was very grateful and happy when one of the main sponsors, McDonald increased the donation to CHF 20'000. The check given to Dechen on that same evening came into effective use to sponsor 10 young Tibetan students from very poor families to go to college.