Just as all Tibetans all over the world have been facilitated and continue to be accommodated with the rights of a refugee, here in Nederlands also since 1991 the process to bestow the refugee status and the relevant rights thereof have been continuing only because of the sole-great-kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The number of Tibetans increased in Netherlands since then.
At the moment, there are about 1000 Tibetans who are living in the Netherlands among which there are a good number of Tibetan children.
So as to pass our unique Tibetan language, spiritual knowledge, traditions and ethics, we as a Tibetan community have established a Tibetan weekend school which is named Gangjong Rigzod Lobdra (Snowland’s School of treasures). We have maintained and further strengthened classes on the above-mentioned topics which are taught to the younger generations aged above four.
Tibetan Community in The Netherlands prepares annual financial statements which are approved by the Board Members. Financial statements are an important way to demonstrate the Tibetan community of the Netherland's commitment to using resources efficiently, and to being accountable to our community members.
All the Tibetans residing in the Netherlands are eligible to become a member of our Community. We urge all the Tibetans above the age of 18 to enrol for the membership and contribute to our community. We also would be extremely grateful if anyone below 18 is willing to contribute as well.
Tibetans are those who meets the criteria of Chapter 1 article 8 of the Charter of the Tibetans-in-Exile.
Following are the sections of Article 8 of Chapter 1;
Section 1; All Tibetans born in Tibet territory and those born in other countries are eligible as citizens of Tibet. Any person whose biological mother or biological father is of Tibetan descent has the right to become a citizen of Tibet; or