Students from all across India join us in Dharamshala, the home of the Tibetan Exile Community, and explore Tibet’s current political situation, its unique culture, heritage and history. The Little Lhasa program creates an opportunity for the participants to engage with Tibetan activists, leaders and former Tibetan political prisoners and visit places like Norbulingka, Tsug-la-Khang, Nechung Monastery, Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, and Tibetan Children’s Village.


A key part of our work is to raise the alarm about the human rights violations in Tibet. Given the information blackout in Tibet, we believe it is our responsibility to be the voice for Tibetans inside Tibet. Whenever we receive news of a protest action inside Tibet, an arrest, or disappearance we immediately organize an awareness or solidarity event in Dharamshala. Being the exile-capital of the Tibetan movement, Dharamshala becomes a key location for sending a message to the international community of the fierce resistance of Tibetans facing daily oppression. Our rapid response events are also a way of sending a message back inside Tibet that we stand in solidarity with their acts of resistance.