Saturday, November 23, 2013

A trip to Darjeeling - the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre

On the outskirts of Darjeeling, is the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre.

It was set up in October 1959 when a large influx of Tibetan refugees streamed over the Himalayas to escape the Chinese takeover.

Since that time, the centre has expanded and today, the main activity is the production of Tibetan handicraft. It also provides a refuge for the sick, the elderly and the destitute.

We stopped in on the way back to town.

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