Our Projects

  • Compassion Clinic

    Compassion Health Centre

    Tsum is a remote Himalayan valley in Nepal with no road access. It takes 7 days to walk in. Its extreme isolation has meant that too many of its Indigenous residents die from treatable issues and suffer without medical care.

    With your help, The Compassion Project is changing that. We currently staff and operate a health centre in Lamagaun Village (3,700 m) where we:

    • Provide free healthcare
    • Staff a qualified health worker
    • Stock the centre with supplies
    • Support maternal and infant care

    We are 100% volunteer run. Most of our team are Tsum-born volunteers who know the deep cultural and social roots of the valley.

    Looking to volunteer? If you are a healthcare professional and are interested in visiting Tsum, please email us at compassionfortsum@gmail.com.

  • Education

    We are happy to announce the forthcoming launch of our new education project! Headed by Patricia Liu Baergen, PhD, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia.

    We are preparing to open a Kindergarten for children ages 4-6. Our early education program will service children from the Tsum Valley villages of Lamagaun, Burgi, and beyond. We will provide a well-rounded Kindergarten curriculum, with a goal of supplementing education with Tibetan language learning.

    Tibetan is the Indigenous language of Tsum, as well as the spiritual language of Tibetan Buddhists. Most of Nepal speaks Nepali, but the Himalayan mountain people speak dialects of Tibetan. Government schools use Nepali as the language of learning, and we hope to add classes in Tibetan.

    Why Language Matters to Culture
    We are currently losing about half the languages spoken in our world. When language is lost, so is a part of culture. The Compassion Project aims to protect the beautiful and wise culture of Tsum by helping protect and empower its people through language learning.

    Listen to Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis speak on the extinction of languages and cultures:

    Wade Davis: The loss of language and cultural diversity

    Where is the Kindergarten?
    Class will be held in a room next to our Compassion Health Center. As time goes by, the area is beginning to feel like a rich community gathering place. People from nearby villages can come to one place to:

    • Visit and learn about Tibetan Buddhism at the Tsum Monastery, which gives The Compassion Project free rooms to operate our projects from;
    • Obtain free medical help at the Compassion Health Center;
    • and now, to obtain free education for young children.

    This Kindergarten is being created based on the needs of Tsum villagers, and their advice. As always, we approach this project from the local level, through the local people. It's so important to us.

    Thank you for your support!

Compassion Health Centre

Tsum is a remote Himalayan valley in Nepal with no road access. It takes 7 days to walk in. Its extreme isolation has meant that too many of its Indigenous residents die from treatable issues and suffer without medical care.

With your help, The Compassion Project is changing that. We currently staff and operate a health centre in Lamagaun Village (3,700 m) where we:

  • Provide free healthcare
  • Staff a qualified health worker
  • Stock the centre with supplies
  • Support maternal and infant care

We are 100% volunteer run. Most of our team are Tsum-born volunteers who know the deep cultural and social roots of the valley.

Looking to volunteer? If you are a healthcare professional and are interested in visiting Tsum, please email us at compassionfortsum@gmail.com.

We are happy to announce the forthcoming launch of our new education project! Headed by Patricia Liu Baergen, PhD, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia.

We are preparing to open a Kindergarten for children ages 4-6. Our early education program will service children from the Tsum Valley villages of Lamagaun, Burgi, and beyond. We will provide a well-rounded Kindergarten curriculum, with a goal of supplementing education with Tibetan language learning.

Tibetan is the Indigenous language of Tsum, as well as the spiritual language of Tibetan Buddhists. Most of Nepal speaks Nepali, but the Himalayan mountain people speak dialects of Tibetan. Government schools use Nepali as the language of learning, and we hope to add classes in Tibetan.

Why Language Matters to Culture
We are currently losing about half the languages spoken in our world. When language is lost, so is a part of culture. The Compassion Project aims to protect the beautiful and wise culture of Tsum by helping protect and empower its people through language learning.

Listen to Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis speak on the extinction of languages and cultures:

Wade Davis: The loss of language and cultural diversity

Where is the Kindergarten?
Class will be held in a room next to our Compassion Health Center. As time goes by, the area is beginning to feel like a rich community gathering place. People from nearby villages can come to one place to:

  • Visit and learn about Tibetan Buddhism at the Tsum Monastery, which gives The Compassion Project free rooms to operate our projects from;
  • Obtain free medical help at the Compassion Health Center;
  • and now, to obtain free education for young children.

This Kindergarten is being created based on the needs of Tsum villagers, and their advice. As always, we approach this project from the local level, through the local people. It's so important to us.

Thank you for your support!