Dolma sponsor

Sponsors for the 2011 TWA Specialized Studies Fellowship for Women

The Tibetan Women’s Association is thankful to the sponsors of the TWA Specialized Studies Fellowship for Women (2011-2012 academic year). Your contribution has made the launching of this year’s program a huge success.

Seed money from Tibetan Women’s Association is Rs. Five Lakh  (Rs. 5,00,000)

A Philanthropist based in Australia who wishes to remain anonymous has contributed Indian Rupees Seven Lakh Eighty Thousand (Rs. 7, 84,000)

Dolma sponsorDoma Lama has pledged Indian Rupees Three Lakh (Rs. 3,00,000)

A brief profile: Doma Lama was born in Tibet, Ngari region (Shungru Karkang) in the family of Dankar Namsey. She left tibet with her family after the Chinese invasion, since then she has been living in Nepal. She got married in Nepal and has three children and a grandson. Doma has been involved in carpet business for a long time and since 2006 she has been involved in the hydropower business in Nepal. Doma being a pious woman takes much interest in religious activities and also devotes lot of her time in social activities. Two years ago she joined the Tibetan woman association in Kathmandu since then she has been actively involved in the association.

The Tibetan Women’s Association Ontario has contributed Indian Rupees Two Lakh Thirty One Thousand Five Hundred (2, 31,500)

Dr. Ramnath Prasad. A member of Friends of TWA (FOTWA) has contributed Indian Rupees Twenty Six Thousand (Rs. 26,000)

Susan sponsorSusana Vega has contributed Indian Rupees Twenty Two Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Nine (Rs. 22,159)

A brief profile: Susana Vega leads student of life, currently employed as a nurse, and hoping to be useful to people along the way.  Susan shares a deep love for her family, friends, neurotic dog, and chubby cat.  She swims and reads as often as she can and attempts to live life with no regrets.  A recent visit to Dharamsala left a strong impression and she hopes to be of use to the Tibetan people, particularly women, now and more so in the future.

Valerie Hellerman has contributed Indian Rupees Four Thousand Four Hundred ( Rs.4400)

RTWA Nanital has contributed Indian Rupees Three Thousand (Rs. 3000)


We appreciate more contributions from generous donors.


The Fellowship Selection Committee consists of:

  • Kasur Rinchen Khado (founding president of Tibetan Women’s Association and the current director of Tibetan Nuns Project)
  • Gyari Dolma (Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile)
  • Dr. B.Tsering Yeshi (former president of Tibetan Women’s Association)
  • Sonam Dolkar (Principal, Upper TCV School)
  • Dolkar Lhamo Kirti (president of Tibetan Women’s Association)



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