Tibetan Homes Foundation celebrates 50th year

The Tibetan Homes Foundation (THF), a member association of SOS Children International, is celebrating its 50th year of providing homes for Tibetan children. Founded in 1962 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the THF is a registered charity working “for the care of orphan, semi-orphan and destitute Tibetan refugee children.” Celebrations took place in Mussoorie, Northern India, with the Dalai Lama in attendance as chief guest.

The Dalai Lama thanked all who had given through the years in his address:

“Today, when we are celebrating the 50th anniversary, everything has gone very well and I’d like to thank all of you. The Homes Foundation has asked us all not to lose hope but to keep our homeland in mind, which is a very good advice.”

You can watch a video of the celebration (in Tibetan) below.

Photo via tibhomes.org.