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CHILDHOOD STOLEN 2009

ANNUAL REPORT

LOVE QINGHAI TIBET RESCUE & AID

Lhamo (pseudonym) was sold by her formerly rich father to clear his gambling debts. She spent her everyday in hard labor and defenselessness. School eluded her. Future is a unattainable concept. She never knew what it meant to be a child. Where, we ask, is

hope for her?


LOVEREPORT 2009 LOVEQTRA 2009 - FOREWORD

LET US NOT LOVE WITH WORDS OR TONGUE BUT WITH ACTION AND IN TRUTH

Dorji (pseudonym) was one of the most productive farmers in his village until Acute Rheumatism took all his money , mobility and years away. Crippled by the inhibiting medical fee, he resorted to temples, which further plummeted him into insurmountable debt. Where, we ask, is

love for him?

Of Theft & Restoration

YEARS STOLEN

The “Who-am-I?” that makes a difference By Philip “Jashi Gobu” Poh, Co-founder and President

Nothing is more dreadful in life than finding yourself hopeless and loveless. Yet we are perennially surrounded by people stuck in such state. LOVEQTRA was founded to bring truth, hope and love through practical help to the poor, the needy, the oppressed, and the disenfranchised. As we welcome 2010, it is useful to review where we are at this. Our commitment falls under 2 main portfolios: Saving Lives, & Building Lives. We spent considerable amount of resources and time in Saving Lives (Disaster Relief) in 2008. Indeed, with the worst Snow Disaster in Qinghai and Wenchuan Earthquake in Sichuan, we have stretched ourselves thin. Thus we decided intentionally to put our main focus in 2009 on Building Lives in lieu of Saving Lives. We want to be known as teachers of fishermen, not merely fish givers. You will see this change of focus reflected in this LOVE REPORT. For people like Lhamo and Dorji, it would be irresponsible of us to simply give them some handouts and say “Now go, I wish you well.” NO! if we are to be faithful to our Vision of Transforming Generations, Restoring Lives through Transfor ming Minds, Restoring

Hearts; if we are to carry out our Mission to execute justice for the oppressed, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, set free the prisoners, lift up the bowed down, and uphold the fatherless and the widow, then we need to walk and work alongside their journey instead of just being a One-Hit-Wonder to them. To this end, we tirelessly work on refining our programs to achieve PRIMMS: Practical, Responsive, Impactful, Meaningful, Measurable, and Sustainable. Our Sengchumdrokmo Girls Home was promoted by the government to be a Vocational Training School this summer. With this new status we are able to not just redeem (buy back) more girls like Lhamo to provide them a safe place to live and eat; our SGVTS will also be a place where they are free to be children, to dream, and to achieve that dream. For victims of stolen livelihood like Dorji, our pilot Medical Relief Project with 2 Swiss doctors is beginning to show PRIMMS as well. For students without resources, we are in talk with potential donors to expand our High School Scholarship Program. Despite our young age, we are achieving PRIMMS in thousands of lives via our various programs.

Looking ahead, one important area we need to focus in is Self-Sustainability. We need your help in achieving this. Many have asked me, “Who are you to do all this? How many poor can you relieve? How many slaves can you free? How many dreams can you help achieve” The story goes, a man throwing beach-stranded starfishes back to the sea one by one. A bystander asks, “Geeze, what difference can you make? Look! The whole beach is full of them!” To this the man picks up one more starfish, throws it back to the sea, and replies, “It makes a difference to this one.” Who am I to do this? Who am I to make any difference to these people’s life with my meager contribution? If you have ever thought this way, join the club! But let me assure you that yes. it is possible! You can do more than you think. With your help, we are proving this point day by day to our critics. Yes, we are the “Whoam-I?”s that makes a difference to somebody’s life. When you make your new year’s resolution this year, would you consider joining our “Who-am-I?” team? One can chase 1,000, two can chase 10,000. My friends, are you ready for our 10,000? JAN 2010


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“OUR LONG TERM PLAN FOR THESE GIRLS IS TO GIVE THEM BACK THEIR SELF WORTH.” LOVEQTRA FOUNDING DOCUMENT

Beauty for ashes our 57 extraordinary girls

We started in 2005 to redeem Tibetan girls who were sold into slavery due to family debts and abject poverty. To date we have 57 girls of similar background with us in our School in Darlag (4200m) of Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Our Girls Home received accreditation and approval from the prefectural government in November 2009 to become a Vocational Training School. We plan to teach them tailoring, cooking, guesthouse management, tourism, practical English, computer, tibetan art painting, knitting etc. Our girls come from a grassland that spans

across 2 provinces. We provide them with life necessities and education. More importantly, they find life, love, and hope here. Each girl will cost 400 CNY (USD59) each month to feed, clothe, educate in 2010. Thanks to our generous donors (notably Captivating International and friends), we have most of our 2009 expenses covered. In 2010, we will receive new funds to build infrastructure for another 43 girls. Various donors have promised to bless our girls with new classrooms, dorms, hot shower facilities, roofed toilets, teachers’ quarters, school bus, computers. Thank you! How could

we have improved their life without your generosity and partnership? We are still looking for ways to sponsor the extra 43 girls in the coming year. Do let us know if you are moved to do so. Despite, or perhaps because of, their painful past, these girls are mature beyond their age. Still, many will not mention a word about their past when asked. Therefore on top of infrastructural need, we are asking for qualified counsellors and teachers (preferably women) who can be stationed mid- to long term in the school with them. Meanwhile, we welcome any short term volunteers and visitors!

In
 summer
 2009
 SGVTS
 was
 pleased
to
 receive
our
 :irst
 long‐term
 foreign
 volunteer,
 Geneva
 Wilgus
 from
 Maine,
 USA.

 Geneva
 stayed
with
us
 for
 three
 months
 (March‐June)
and
taught
 the
 girls
 English.
 
 Her
 teaching
stint
 culminated
 in
a
 “:inal”
 English
 exam.
 
 Teacher
 Geneva
 was
 happy
 to
 report
 that
 80%
 of
 our
 girls
 passed
 the
exam
 which
 tested
 their
 knowledge
of
English
in
numbers,
colors,
commands,
spelling/writing,
body
parts,
and
mathematic
terms.


LOVEQTRA 2009 - BUILDING LIVES : Human Aid & Education

A word from Dockpo our chairman “It is an exciting time here, and we have many people to thank this past year. It is impossible to name everyone, so we extend a warm hand and a humble thanks to the organizations, schools, and individuals around the world who have helped SGVTS, and in the process have become a friend. Please be in touch with us, we are happy to update you.” Pema Lamo (see picture on mid right) was the only girl to receive a 100% on her English exam. She received a reward of CNY 20 (USD 2.80) and a yellow scarf. Volunteers like Geneva have received tremendous support from friends and family back home and internationally. They donated classroom supplies, knitting goods, storybooks, money to buy food and clothing or simply their precious time and well wishes. “IF YOU CAN SPEAK, YOU CAN SING; IF YOU CAN WALK, YOU CAN DANCE!” - TIBETAN SAYING Shall we dance? Singing and dancing are in our girls’ DNA; they absolutely love and are good at them! In fact, they won the first Darlag county Primary & High School Dancing Competition this past summer. They sing when they are happy or sad. You might not get them to speak much to visitors, but they would not hesitate to dance and sing for them! Fortified Education Program (FEP) We brought 20 elder girls (including the 12 recently elected leaders) to our headquarter at Xining for a 6-week leadership training (Dec 2009-Jan 2010) They learned about Character First, English, Personal Hygiene, Art, Christmas, Rules & Order, and life in a city. They had fun at the zoo, ice skating, university day, Christmas story and baking time, and the escalator rides! Darlag SGVTS is located at Darlag county in Golog Tibetan autonomous prefecture (4100m), southwest of Qinghai province. It is famous in the past for its warriors, and in present days, for its poverty. Darlag County is one of the 6 counties in Golog. The average elevation is 4,300m, with the highest point soaring at 6,282m above sea level. The average annual temperature is –2C, with a mere 40% of oxygen at sea level. Because of inclement natural elements and lack of funding, Darlag is classified by Beijing as one of the National Level Key Poverty Alleviation Sites in 2000.

TA R E D ROLMA Tare Drolma (1994, Hongyuan, Aba) came from a family of 11. Tare has 4 siblings (4 girls and 1 boy). Her mother has chronic fluid in her heart, and all of the family’s income has gone to her medical treatment. Tare came to SGVTS in 2005. She wants us to bring her 2 younger sisters to SGVTS as well because they also have not a chance to go to school. Tare has a lovely smile, and wishes to be a teacher when she grows up. A natural born leader, Tare always puts others first. She is one of the 2 senior leaders at SGVTS. Her comment on the New Year Eve’s Thanksgiving, “Thank you for having rules in the house to make our lives better,” shows her maturity beyond her age.

P E M A L H AMO Pema Lhamo (1995, Hongyuan, Aba) came from a family of 4 (1 boy, 1 girl, 2 parents). They used to have lot of yaks, but the father gambled away all the animals (he was nicknamed “gambling king”). Concerned that the debtors might come to take their house and their daughter, the parents quickly gave Pema to us before it was too late. Pema came to us in March 2008. Usually shy and stays in the background, Pema is “one of the most obedient girls I know of in the whole world” according to Dockpo. She wishes to be an English teacher when she grows up.

S A N T E N D ROLMA Santen Drolma (1994, Hongyuan, Aba) came from a very poor family. When her parents abandoned her, her 80-year-old grandma took her in. But her impoverished grandma could not afford to feed another mouth, so she “gave” Santen away to a relative in exchange for supply of food and some cash. There Santen worked day and night for her new “parents,” a 50 odd year-old childless couple. Santen is a very quiet girl. She would not protest or resist any workload given to her. As a result, her new “parents” refused to let such a good worker go. We asked her whether her “parents” beat her Santen did not say a word; she just kept crying and crying. She is safe with us now. Santen aspires to be a gynecologist in the future to help Tibetan women.


LOVEQTRA 2009 - BUILDING LIVES : Human Aid & Education

T H E U N F O R G E T TA B L E S

Latest Development
 

 In November we received a

plot of land adjacent to SGVTS from the government and a donor. It will become a playground where the girls can play football, basketball like their peers at other schools. Our long-term goal for SGVTS is to make it a sustainable venture that does not rely upon the support of other generous organizations. To that end, we recently took out a large loan from the bank that allowed us to build a hotel in Darlag in April. We project that in six years (a relatively short amount of time for this area) the hotel will generate enough revenue to support 30 to 40 of our girls. The top of the hotel we plan to run vocational training courses for single mothers in the area. We have been talking to a few donors on business ventures to help generate income for SGVTS. In 2010 one of our main tasks is to explore other selfsustainable possibilities.


high school scholarship program LOVEQTRA 2009 - BUILDING LIVES : Education

Helping 40 Tibetan High School Students in 4 counties of 2 provinces to realize their dreams

Genesis

In
spring
of
 2006
the
 Chinese
 government
 began
its
“free
9­year”
of
schooling
program
(6
years
of
 primary,
and
3
years
of
Junior
high
school)
for
rural
and
 mountain
 kids.

 While
 this
 ini­ tiative
 aims
 at
 curbing
 illiter­ acy,
 it
 also
 cre­ a t e s
 a n o t h e r
 challenge:
 the
 smart
 ones
 go­ ing
 beyond
 jun­ ior
 high
 sud­ d e n l y
 I i n d
 themselves
 in
 a
 dilemma
 because
 Senior
 High
 School
 is
 no
longer
 free.

 Their Hurdles & Our Solution Without
 outside
 help,
 these
 students
 would
 simply
 return
 to
 grassland
to
herd
livestock.
That
means
they
would
have
 wasted
9
years
 of
 their
life
to
come
back
 to
square
one.

 To
 keep
 them
 in
 school,
 we
 started
 our
 High
 School


Scholarship
Program
(HSSP)
 in
 Sep
2007
by
 sponsoring
 25
students
 in
Qinghai
 &
Gansu
Tibetan
areas.
 By
 2009
 we
have
 almost
40
students.
 
The
 Iirst
HSSP
has
 a
trial
 run
 of
 a
 3­year
 circle.
 
 We
 will
 conclude
 this
 circle
 by
 summer
 of
 2010.
 
 This
is
 one
program
we
are
happy
 to
 expand
to
hundreds
of
students.

That
would
mean
more
 sponsors
 like
 you
 for
 the
 extra
 students
 and
 project
 managers.





LOVEQTRA 2009 - BUILDING LIVES : Education

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” - Anatole France

Thank you for encouraging them and showing that you care and love... How much does a dream cost?

It
only
costs
you
CNY
1100
(USD
160)
to
sponsor
a
stu­ dent
in
2010­2011
school
year.

If
you
are
interested
to
 help
 them
 realize
 their
 dream
 of
 completing
 high
 school,
 may
 we
 invite
you
to
 be
 a
sponsor
 for
 one
 full
 circle
 of
 3
 years
 (2010­2012)
 to
 make
 your
 endeavor
 meaningful.
Your
 USD
160
each
year
covers
about
85%
 of
all
their
school
and
living
expenses.
 
They
will
learn
 to
make
 up
the
other
 15%
 themselves.
 
 Let’s
 hear
 the
 story
from
some
of
our
students:­

“My name is Pema Wanggyal, I am was born 1992 year and I am from Village called Meba Kajia Tujia town Tongren County in Qinghai province. In my family there are my Mother, younger sister and me. My father passed away when he was 39 years old. From then mother took care of us and worked hard all the time. We are farmers but we don’t have a big firm. That’s why one year’s income is about CNY1500 (USD220) in a year. That’s not enough our food and school fees. We all wear other people’s clothes. My mother went away to work and only come home during wintertime. She is old and didn’t have good health. But she pays our school fees first, that’s why there is no money to buy medicine for herself. Sometimes I think I am a very useless person, I can’t help my mother and can’t give her rest. I will study hard and in the future hope to give a good rest to my mother.” Education Plans: Pema promises to work very and study hard, he will give a new life to her mother and younger sister. And he wants to say thank you so much for complete his dream. 
 “My name is Yangmo Zhaxi, I am study at Tongren High School. I was born 1991. There are 10 members in my family. My mother is very old and can’t work anymore. My sister was sick this year and she spent 4 months in the hospital in Xining. Right now she came

back home but still sick at home. One of my brother-inlaws was dead so my sister move back home to stay with us. She has three kids and my brother also has three kids. So there are 7 kids going to school in my family now. We all depend on my brother’s income. He works hard all the time for us. My family is very poor in our village. That’s why its very difficult to send all the kids to school. For me the bad thing is my father passed away this year. But I didn’t get to see him when he passed away. I am very sad about that. Sometimes I don’t know what to do. I cry whenever I think about my family’s future. For I don’t have any power to help my family. But thank you so much for helping me and showing me the way. I never forget your kind support and love for me. I will study hard and not waste your money and my time in the school.” Lhamo's family lives in difficult circumstances. Many family members depend on the little income her parents can provide. Lhamo's father is 55 years old; his ability to do some carpentry work is the only source of income. Her older brother is often sick, so he cannot do any manual work. One of her older sisters got married and had 3 kids. After getting a divorce, one of her girls became very distressed with her family situation and killed herself. This tragedy affected Lhamo's family very deeply, and left her father as the primary caretaker of his daughter's children. He struggles hard to help his children to have an opportunity to be educated. Lhamo’s family is very grateful to receive help for Lhamo’s High School. Lhamo promises to work very hard as a student and succeed in her studies. She is really motivated to do well, not wanting to disappoint her parents after all the difficulties they have experienced. Note: Sadly, Lhamo ran away shortly after writing this letter to her donor. Her family and us are still looking for her.


LOVEQTRA 2009 - BUILDING LIVES : Human Aid

Be the

eyes

can’t see; voice can’t speak out

for those who

the

Xining Social Welfare Center (XSWC)

Prefecture.

XSWC was established in the early 1950s. Since then it has undergone one minor renovation in the 1980s. Much of the infrastructure is dilapidated, the facilities unusable, the condition appalling. It houses about 150 homeless, penniless, and resource-less adults. 98% of them are special need individuals requiring special care that they do not get. XSWC receives very little help from outside due to its “unattractive and unmarketable” subjects (elderly) as compared to orphans. As a result, its denizens live in constant hardship, neglect, and oblivion. The 6-month long Qinghai-Tibet plateau harsh winter delivers a sometime deadly blow to these defenceless elderly. A visit to XSWC usually brings tears to many of our guests. Many of XSWC’s residents are transfers from the city’s orphanage when they hit 18 years old. And this is where they will stay for the rest of their life.

built and expanded to having 300 children. The Home now has nice computer rooms, language lab, canteen, and playground. Overall HNCH is in a much better shape with much donations from other sources than LOVEQTRA. Since then we have minimized our help to HNCH in providing them with multi-vitamin pills and other oneoff helps such as undergarments for the girls and medicine for the clinic. We rejoice to see how HNCH is able to move forward in such a short span of time.

LOVEQTRA is currently the only organization that has pledged to help XSWC long term. We have broadcasted their need and partnered with various donors to provide them with winter socks, scarves, multivitamins, and Christmas and Chinese New Year meal. They are moving to a new location in Spring 2010, but the empty shell building still needs beds, tables, chairs, kitchen, toilet, shower, medical room and other basic facilities. They also need our help in providing staff training on how to care for special need elderly, hygiene, and vocational training for the elderly.

Within these few years it has homeless, orphans, and single mothers at

XSWC, Guinan Tibetan Autonomous county, our girls school SGVTS, and another local school in Darlag, Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. This team not only brought with them their expertise, they also distributed superior quality medicines to their patients. The physiotherapist and her

Volunteer Dental/Medical Teams (VDMT) We have a fruitful y e a r w i t h visiting p r o f e ssional teams. In June Taiwan’s Chinese Christian Dental Service (CCDS) and Keelung‘s Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CCMH) made their 4th consecutive summer to come and serve the needy in Qinghai. More than 30 Dental ad Medical professionals brave the complicated flight arrangement and took no pay leave to bless thousands of men, women, and children, homeless, and orphans in Xining city and 3 different counties.

In October, Holy Love Foundation of Sichuan, our partner in 2008’s Earthquake Relief, brought a team led by renowned physioHNCH was established in 2007 in Jianza therapist and oncologist came from Califorcountry of Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous nia USA to serve thousands needy, poor, Huangnan Prefecture Children’s Home (HNCH)

for those who

team gave 80 wheelchairs to the needy and helped them with simple therapeutic program to improve their mobility. These professional teams’ selflessness to serve strangers in a foreign land at their own expense is a living example of love in action. If your team is keen to bless in this capacity do let us know. The needs are great, but the reward will surely outweigh them! Mobile Counseling/Psychological Assessment Center (MCPAC) With help from a Dutch foundation, we acquired a caravan as MCPAC for this 10-year project to serve children at the quake zone in Sichuan through our partner Holy Love Foundation.


LIVE TO TELL LOVEQTRA 2009 - SAVING LIVES : Medical Relief Project

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MEDICAL RELIEF PROJECT (MRP) Saving lives of the desperately poor through critical medical intervention Early 2009 we started this new project with 2 Swiss doctors (J & C Juzi) serving at a local hospital. To date we helped 6 babies and 4 children and 5 adults. Dr. Juzi our partner tells stories from some of them here:-

e twins 2 months after discharge

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Caring for their baby in the incubator

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Ma Bao-bao: alive and growing

“In April Ma Xiao-hong (Han Chinese), a farmerʼs wife from the countryside, was admitted to our hospital with preeclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy, if untreated life-threatening). The smaller of her twin girls was already in a critical situation, so an emergency c-section was performed. The smaller one of the twins was underweight and had low blood sugar, so had to be admitted to NICU. The parents had spent all their savings on the c-section and the first days of therapy for their little one, but werenʼt able to raise the money to complete the needed treatment in NICU. With our help this could be accomplished, and the parents were overjoyed when they could take both their girls home. In a thank you letter they called us angels sent down from heaven to their help!" Another baby we supported was Pan Bao-bao. She was a premature and for her age underweight girl (33 wks at birth, weighing 1300g and even going down as low as 1100g). She was delivered early because of renal failure and heart problems of the mother. After a week of treatment they felt they felt they could no longer afford the treatment for their child. The parents first struggled to trust us, as normally in China one doesnʼt receive help for free, usually there is a hook attached to a deal. However, over time the joy about their growing baby grew and their thankfulness was written on their faces. Finally they were able to take their little one home and keep writing us text messages to report on the further progress of their daughter.

“Ma Bao-bao was a girl born to a Hui family (Chinese moslems), that was born with 36 wks as a small-for-date baby (1500g) with a cleft lip. The paediatrician didnʼt exactly encourage the poor farmers to help this baby, so they gave up on her and the relatives took the child home and fed her cow milk. When we heard about the story, we encouraged them to bring the baby back the same day. On return the child had already a much distended abdomen and signs of pneumonia. However, on treatment she fully recovered, and the baby then just needed further feeding in an incubator. The government has a project that will grant them a free operation of the cleft lip.” Aʼni is a Tibetan farmer from Golog county, originally relatively well off. However, all 5 of his daughters contracted severe tuberculosis. They went from hospital to hospital and spent a total RMB 300,000 for their treatment, selling all their cattle. Still 3 of his daughters died, and the family was desperate to save the lives of the other two, but had no more means to help them. Under the supervision of an expat doctor the two girls Tsaizhen Lhamo and Zang Qing were put on the appropriate, not very costly antibiotic combination treatment for multiresistant tuberculosis and recovered quickly. Aʼni, the father, proved to have an enormous inguinal hernia that handicapped him greatly doing his work as a farmer. To help the bread winner to be able to support his family again, we also sponsored his operation. For less than CNY 10,000 (USD1,471) this whole family could be helped.

“The poor can’t afford to get sick, or drop dead.” -

!

Local popular saying High Medical fee and funeral expenses are crippling the poor.

Tsaizhen Lhamo and Zang Qing with their brother

How you can help In Qinghai-Tibet area, medical facilities and expertise are lagging behind the coastal cities. Another hurdle for the poor is the expenses and accessibility to good healthcare. By partnering with good medical practitioners we are able to help alleviate this predicament for the poor. To solve the accessibility problem, we are looking for funding to get a vehicle to bring the poor to timely medical care in the future. By becoming a LOVEQTRA partner, you can help provide a better healthcare opportunity for them.


LOVEQTRA 2009 - BUILDING LIVES : New Project

V T S OCATIONAL

RAINING

CHOOL

“All education is, in a sense, vocational, vocational for living.” -John Newsom-

Across the whole Tibetan plateau many desperate YiL could have access to a brighter future if they could possess an alterNew Project 2010 native life skill other Vision­
 To
 equip,
 train
 up
 and
 provide
 job
 placement
 for
100
 or
 more
 YiL
 (Youths
 in
 than herding. Limbo)
(age
14‐20)
from
Tibetan
Plateau
each
year
so
that
they
could
realize
their
dreams
 and
potentials
beyond
herding
in
grassland.


 Challenge Qinghai
 province
 of
 China
 forms
 a
 part
 of
 Qinghai‐Tibet
 Plateau.
 
 With
 an
 average
 elevation
 of
 3000m,
 many
Tibetans
 live
 in
 areas
 beyond
 4000m.
 
 
 Due
 to
traditional
 and
religious
beliefs,
many
nomadic
Tibet‐ ans
 living
 in
 grassland
 do
 not
 send
 their
 children
to
school.

In
recent
years
the
Chi‐ nese
 government
 stepped
 up
 its
 effort
 to
 increase
 Tibetan
 nomads
 kids
 in
 school.

 Although
 with
 good
 intention,
 such
 statistic‐oriented
 policy
 can
 (and
 has)
 back:ired.
 
To
aggravate
things,
the
current
 mandatory
schooling
 only
covers
9
years
of
 “free”
 education.
 
 In
 other
 words,
 bright
 stu‐ dents
 advancing
 through
 6
years
of
 primary
school
 and
 3
 years
 of
 junior
 high
 school
 often
 :ind
 themselves
 in
 a
 limbo.
 
 They
would
like
 to
attend
 senior
high
 school
and
 beyond,
but
the
lack
of
resources
prevent
them
from
doing
 so.

Faced
with
such
predicament,
them
could
only
go
back
 to
herding.
 Thus
these
 Youths
in
Limbo
(YiL)
have
come
 a
 full
 circle.
 
 Their
 9
 years
of
 education
 proves
 to
 be
 cos‐ metic.
 
 Worse,
 it
 perpetuates
 the
 wrong
 thinking
 that
 “Education
is
useless.

Why
bother
starting
 it?”
Others
quit
 school
 due
 to
 lack
 of
 interest
in
 academic
 pursuit.
 
 They
 however
 could
 be
 trained
for
some
 other
skills
if
 given
 a
 chance.





























Aim Most
of
the
 YiLs
 are
 lost
without
 hope,
 job,
 or
 perspective
 in
 life.
 With
 this
 VTS,
 we
 aim
to
open
their
minds
to
other
possibili‐ ties
in
life.


Tentatively,
we
will
offer
these
 curricula:
 
1.
 
Yak
Cheese
 &
Sausage
 Pro‐ duction.

2.

Tibetan
Handicraft
Making.

3.

 Tibetan
 Attire/Costume
 Tailoring.
 
 4.

 Tourism‐related
 Services:
 Hiking
 &
 Trek‐ king
 Guiding,
 Outdoor
 Adventuring,
 Hos‐ pitality,
 Guesthouse
 Managing.
 
 5.
 
 Com‐ puter.
 
6.
 
Animal
 Husbandry.
 
 7.
 
Entre‐ preneurship
(Starting
a
Business.)
 Progress The
 government
 is
 weary
 of
 any
 foreign
 involvement
 in
 Tibetan
 areas
 post
 2008
 riot.
 
 After
 a
 year
of
 negotiating
 and
 showing
 sincerity,
 we
 have
 their
 oral
 approval
 to
 go
 ahead.
 
 We
 are
 waiting
 for
them
 to
 give
 us
proper
docu‐ mentation
for
the
VTS.

The
talk
continues
on
this
VTS
con‐ tinues
with
 Hainan
County
government.
 
We
have
in
 mind
 a
 piece
 of
 land
 (~35,000m2)
 currently
 in
 dispute
 by
 the
 famous
Lake
 Kokonor
which
 offers
 a
 spectacular
view
 of
 the
lake
and
mountain
range
behind
it.

The
attractive
part
 of
 this
 plan
 is
 that
 once
 approved,
 this
 VTS
 will
 be
 built
 upon
 the
 infrastructure
 of
 an
 old
 high
 school.
 The
 rough
 estimate
for
redoing
this
school
to
suit
our
VTS
plan
is
USD
 300,000
for
the
1st
year.


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LOVEQTRA 2009 - FINANCIALS

Total Proceeds Received HNCH MRP HSSP SCVTS Gifts in Kind Admin XSWC

2% 5% 1%

BREAKDOWN OF PROJECT EXPENSES SGVTS includes Building (plastering painting, insulation, and ceiling of new dorms, classrooms,etc) (40%), Living expenses (54.3%), Goods (Clothing, Shoes, etc) (2.8%), Misc (Transportation, etc) (2.9%)

32%

12%

HNCN include multi-vitamin pills(20%), medicine (60%), and clothing items (20%). HSSP includes the students’ partial school fee and living expenses, transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental costs for our team to go to project sites.

3%

XSWC includes multi-vitamin pills (10%), medicine (5%), and clothing items. (85%).

45%

CNY

Gifts include donated items such as clothing, socks, books, stationery, blankets, multivitamin pills, and the likes.

SGVTS

HNCH

HSSP

XSWC

GIFTS

440,655

12,144

25,280

19,515

120,000

MRP 316,538

ADMIN 53,930

Total Proceeds Used

MRP includes transportation, hospitalization, operation, medicine and misc fees. Admin includes communication, IT, office expenses, transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental costs for our team to go to project sites, and salaries for local staff. Other includes donation to Xining’s Tibetan Orphanage, Chapcha Children’s Home (Private), local churches, Tibetan Charity Hospital.

20%

2% 12%

LOVEQTRA MAIN STAFFS Founder Chairman (unsalaried) Tra Dockpo, tradockpo@hotmail.com

3%

HNCH MRP HSSP SCVTS Other Admin XSWC Carry Forward MRP SGVTS CNY

HNCH

512,655 18,144

4%

Founder President (unsalaried) Philip “Jashi Gobu” Poh, loveqtra@gmail.com

5%

Office Manager Zhang Yabisi, zhang.yabisi@gmail.com

2%

Accountant Lhapa Aazhou, lapaalanis@gmail.com Project Assistant Tenzin, tenso82@gmail.com

52%

HSSP

XSWC

OTHER

25,280

43,515

18,000

MRP

CARRY FORWARD MRP

114,072 202,466

ADMIN 53,930

Subscription/Inquiries/Donation Please write us: 161 Shi, 15 Hou Lou, BanDao XinJiaYuan, 2 JinQiaoLu, ChengbeiQu JinJiKaiFaQu, Xining Qinghai PR China. 810007 Email: loveqtra@gmail.com. +86-971-6127717 (office).

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LOVEQTRA 2009 - BASIC INFO

Only one language transcends all boundaries: Love. Who are We

tage where they are born and live. We carry out Operation W.O.R.T.H. through our two main portfolios: Saving Lives; and Building Lives. LOVEQTRA is headquartered at Xining (2300m), Qinghai province, PR of China.

Where & Who do we Serve

Love Qinghai Tibet Rescue & Aid (LOVEQRA) is a China registered nonprofit, non-government charitable organization (registration no: [Qinghai] 63070165). Our organizational vision is Transforming Generations, Restoring Lives through Transforming Minds, Restoring Hearts. Our mission is to execute justice for the oppressed, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, set free the prisoners, lift up the bowed down, and uphold the fatherless and the widow. LOVEQTRA’s flagship Operation W.O.R.T.H. centers on Women Oppressed by & Redeemed from Traditional Hegemony (W.O.R.T.H.) It is a 10-year program designed to systematically Rescue, Empower, Assist, Commission and Train women who are and/or have been oppressed by the traditional system, cultural bias and heri-

We focus on the poorest of the poor, the most needy group, the oppressed, and the disenfranchised segment in Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, and Tibet Autonomous Region. We work among mostly, but not exclusively, ethnic Tibetans living in grassland between 3,000m to 5,000m. We also work among the homeless and helpless in the city and town areas; the “3 Have-nots” group-no family and relatives, income and support, and skills to live an independent life; the Special Needs; the disaster victims. Our short term and immediate goal is Saving lives. Our long term goal is Building Lives, i.e., to train and equip these poor and needy to become self sufficient where possible. Our project sites in 2009 include Qinghai Province - Xining city; Darlag County of Golog Tibetan Prefecture; Zekog and Rebgong Counties of Huangnan Tibetan Prefecture; Gansu Province: Labrong and Hezhu Counties; Sichuan Province - quake zones at Anxian, Mianyang, Mianzhu Counties (through our partner Holy Love Foundation.www.holylove.org.cn)

Ready to Be a Part?

We are not looking for sympathizers, but partners - the “who-am-I?”s like ourselves who believe in teamwork to bring truth, hope, and love to people. Be a Volunteer! Organize a Visiting Service Team! Donate your professional skills and time to Teach, Train, Equip, Cure, Bless, Comfort, Counsel, Build, Empower, Serve long term! Be our ambassador and help us spread the word! Be a financial Donor! Bank's Name: "Bank of China Ltd" 中国银行 SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ280 A/C Name: "青海省藏区爱施贫困救助中心" OR "LOVE QINGHAI TIBET RESCUE & AID" OR "LOVEQTRA" HKD account #: 348006024578092013 CNY account #: 348006024578091001 EUR account #: 348006024578092038 USD account #: 348006024578092014 CAD account #: 348006024578092028 AUD account #: 348006024578092029 GBP account #: 348006024578092012 SWF account #: 348006024578092015 Branch Name: Guchengtai Zhihang ( 古城台支行), Xining (西 ), Qinghai (青海)  Bank address: Guchengtai Zhihang ( 古城台支行), Xining (西 ) , Qinghai (青海) On behalf of all the people whose life you have helped transformed, Quachenqie! (Thank you in Amdo Tibetan)

LOVEQTRA 2009 Annual Report  

Annual Report (2009)