Approximately 30,000 Tibetans reside in foreign countries other than India, Nepal, and Bhutan. We are all aware of the trend of many Tibetans migrating to affluent countries such as the United States and European countries, and it is not farfetched to assume that half of the Tibetan population in exile will be residing outside of India, Nepal and Bhutan within the next couple of decades.
One of the major concerns is how to ensure our younger generation, born or brought up in the US and other foreign countries are able to read, write and speak Tibetan language. Keeping this in mind, the Tibetan Association of Colorado has recently taken steps to improve the communities existing Tibetan school, Jha Lopta, by organizing a parent/teacher association, recruiting more teachers, increasing the enrollment of students and moving the location to a more convenient and spacious facility. The name of the Tibetan school has been changed from Jha Lopta (Rainbow School) to the Tibetan Cultural School to better reflect the school’s mission.
The Tibetan Cultural School is held every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM @ Boulder Valley Christian Church (7100 S Boulder Rd, Boulder, CO 80303). Currently twenty eight children, ages 4 to 18 years old, are attending the school. Under the guidance of the Tibetan Association of Colorado, the school’s operation is overseen by the parent/teacher association headed by its chairman Tsering Chopel Chokteng la and his assistant Jigme Dremaetenkar la. If you have any questions about sending your kids to the school, please contact Dicky Dolkar La @ 303-859-8731.
We encourage all Tibetan families to send their children to the school which provides Tibetan cultural education at no cost to the parents. All involved with the Tibetan Cultural School are providing their services voluntarily, and the Tibetan Association of Colorado is very grateful for their contributions. The school is also aggressively looking for more volunteer teachers. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering on Saturdays to teach Tibetan language, dance and songs, please contact Dicky Dolkar La @ 303-859-8731.