Empowering the Vision Project (ENVISION) was set up in December 2007 as a Trust to strengthen the Tibetan community through youth empowerment. It is our vision to see truly self-reliant and dynamic Tibetans who are able to hold their own in the global world.
Envision Legal Status:
Trust registered in Delhi, India on December 27th, 2007 registration no. 5347, under section 12 (a) of
Income Tax Act 1961 vide no. DIT(E) I 2011-12/DEL-ER21310-23052011/185
Trust also registered under section 80G (5) (VI) of The Income Tax Act, 1961 vide noDIT (E) I 2011-12/ Del-EE22675-23052011/318 23.5.2011 that provides tax exemption to all donors in India
Patron: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Vision: To see a self-reliant and dynamic Tibetan community
Mission: To promote and support youth empowerment
- To develop young leaders through mentorship and life skills training
- To provide employment to young people through guidance, fellowship and direct assistance
- To strengthen relations amongst young Tibetan and with other communities through networking
- To create young entrepreneurs through seed funding and supporting in market linkages
Tibet Relief Fund, UK is the core funder of ENVISION.
Tibetans have been in exile for the past 57 years with the majority of the population residing in India. Under the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan administration, education of Tibetan children has always been a priority right from the start. Many Tibetan schools were set up to address the unique needs of Tibetan children. Today there are 76 Tibetan schools in exile with about 24,741 students as per the data maintained by the Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration.
Lack of resources and scant individual attention due to the large numbers of students in each class hinders actualization of the true potential of each child. Many students graduate from school lacking in self- confidence and not knowing what they want to pursue in life. They move on to universities and careers without understanding their true potential and interests.
Empowering the Vision Project offers support in promoting self-confidence and helping students discover themselves so that they are better able to make the right choices in life and thus become self-reliant and dynamic.
Currently, ENVISION has six dedicated staffs to carry out its mission. Since 2009, 62 different programmes have been conducted with 2926 beneficiaries. Of these, are 1116 university students, 1014 school children, 377 job seekers, 364 registered Global Tibetan Professionals Network (GTPN) members, 45 entrepreneurs and 10 others. It does not include beneficiaries in 2008 since we were only able to maintain proper data from 2009 onwards. Our beneficiaries are spread out in nine different states in India with most of them residing in the Delhi area.