Last week Professor Heaven Crawley and students and staff from Swansea University travelled to Sikkim in the Indian Himalayas to meet with young Tibetans living in and around the capital, Gangtok, including four of the young Tibetans who will be travelling to the UK at the end of next week to take part in our TibetXChange programme. It was a pleasure to meet them again and to hear them speak so eloquently about some of the most pressing issues facing the Tibetan community at home and in exile – human rights abuse, self-immolation and environmental degredation of the Tibetan plateau – as well as the importance of non-violence and the Middle Way approach advocated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We can’t wait for Yeshey, Rabga, Kalsang, Tseyang, Phuntsok and Jigme to arrive so that everyone can hear what they have to say! THANK YOU  to everyone who has supported our Indiegogo campaign for helping to give them a voice.

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