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 far-fetched 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 had taken steps to improve the community’s 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 Rigshung Lopta (Tibetan Cultural School) to better reflect the school’s mission.
The Tibetan Cultural School is held every Sunday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm PM @ Naropa University Nalanda Campus (6287 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO – 80301). Currently fifty 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 Dicky Dolkar la and 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.