The challenge of Art Refuge UK’s Yorkshire 3 Peaks trek on June 8th 2013 pales next to the journey that Tibetan refugees have faced in traversing the Himalayas to seek a better quality of life and cultural freedom. In Nepal, India and
across the world. Sadly, the situation of those who have fled is typically far from satisfactory, not least for those many refugees who remain in Nepal. With our core body of work remaining firmly in the Tibetan Reception Centres we will be reaching into a rural settlement:
3 Peaks 3 Problems 3 Practical Solutions
* Jampaling, the poorest Tibetan settlement in Nepal, once had a thriving carpet-weaving community
* The fall in employment has led to men seeking income elsewhere in the country and family fragmentation
* It has contributed to isolation amongst older people, hopelessness amongst the young and cultural dislocation
Art Refuge UK is tackling this head on:
ONE: Pen-y-ghent - for Psychosocial Support
TWO: Whernside - for Weaving Industry Regeneration
THREE: Inglebourough - for Intergenerational Cohesion
With your help, and as part of a wider fundraising strategy for this new venture, we can use the arts to empower local people in Jampaling settlement to create a better future. £6000 will launch the project.
Art Refuge UK. A place for spirits to soar.
Please support us by sponsoring us in the 3 Peaks Challenge: