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Fundraising for the Education of Tibetan Refugee Children at the Pestalozzi Asian Village

The Association of Pestalozzi Tibetans (APT), an association made up of Pestalozzi UK Tibetan alumni, is pleased to announce a fundraising event in aid of the Tibetan refugee children at the Pestalozzi Asian Village in Dehradun, India. The event will be held at the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel in London on Saturday 1st July 2006 and will consist of:

  • A champagne reception starting at 7pm
  • Followed by a 3-course dinner including complimentary drinks from 8pm
  • Live performances of Tibetan music
  • A raffle draw and an auction

Tickets for the Evening

Tickets for the event are priced at £45 and available for purchase now from APT by emailing chonpel@hotmail.com or by phoning: 07719005263. We look forward to you joining us for what promises to be a fantastic, fun filled evening all in aid of a very good cause.

All the proceeds from the event will go to PestalozziWorld, a UK registered charity, and will be earmarked for the education of Tibetan children at the Pestalozzi Asian Village. You can also support our fundraising efforts by buying raffle tickets, bidding for an auction item or by making a donation to PestalozziWorld. Further details are provided below.

Tibetan Children at The Pestalozzi Asian Village

Tibetans in exile have made the education of their children a priority in their work from the earliest days following the Chinese invasion. Through its work, PestalozziWorld is actively promoting these efforts and currently provides an education for 16 Tibetan refugee children. With your help, APT will raise the funds to enable PestalozziWorld to continue to support these children and also go on to fulfill its plans of taking in eight new Tibetan children every year into the Pestalozzi Asian Village.

About PestalozziWorld

Pestalozzi Villages were founded in Switzerland and the UK in the aftermath of the Second World War to help children from both sides of the war in refugee camps. It takes its name from Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827), a Swiss humanitarian and educational reformer who devoted his life to helping children orphaned by the Napoleonic Wars. From the early 1960s both Villages started to take in children from countries outside Europe. The number of children who can be accommodated at the Villages - which continue today - is necessarily limited, and the Pestalozzi Overseas Children's Trust (POCT) was founded in 1995 to bring opportunity through education to particularly talented, but underprivileged, children in countries across Africa and Asia. The POCT operates under the name 'PestalozziWorld'. The Pestalozzi approach to education aims to develop children so that they can go on to make a contribution to their communities. In keeping with this, the schools chosen by PestalozziWorld for its programme have a track record not only of academic excellence, but also of demonstrating social commitment, and providing practical and vocational skills training.

For more information please visit www.pestalozziworld.com/circles/projects.html
or downloading www.pestalozziworld.com/circles/AsianVillageBrochure200506.pdf

Your Support

You can support APT's fundraising efforts in any of the following ways; (i) by joining us on Saturday 1st July; (ii) by making a donation to PestalozziWorld; (iii) by buying raffle tickets or (iv) by bidding for the following auction items:

  1. DeBeers Pave Diamonds Heart (Small Pendant in Platinum). DeBeers guarantees the diamonds are conflict free and purchased in compliance with UN resolutions.
  2. Artist Signed Limited Edition Giclee Print by Lobsang Gyatso (Tibetan artist & Pestalozzi UK alumnus www.gyatsostudio.com)
  3. "The Art of Living" a hardback book by the Dalai Lama - Autographed by the Dalai Lama

Please contact by us (email chonpel@hotmail.com or tel: 07719005263) to book your ticket for the 1st July event, to buy raffle tickets, to put in a bid for an auction item or to make a donation to PestalozziWorld. Thank You!

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