Al Kilborne and Elsie Walker invite you
To celebrate and support the
Great work of
The Children of Tibet Trust Foundation (CTTF)
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Candy Cane City Pavilion
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(Turn south on Meadowbrook Road off of East-West Highway, Pass the stables and take a right and follow road around into the parking area. The center of the action is the clubhouse building.)
(We’ll bring Frisbees and baseballs and basketballs. Bring your own rackets if you like to play tennis.)
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tibetan Momos Guaranteed!
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or messages at 301-656-1145
Suggested donation: whatever you would like to contribute, (no credit cards though). If you would like to make a donation but cannot come, please make out a check to CTTF and send to :
CTTF c/o Achi Tsepal
100 Fairfax Lane
Bentonville, VA 22610
We have had the pleasure of knowing Achi and Debbie Tsepal for many years. Al serves on the Board of CTTF. Achi was born in eastern Tibet and fled in 1959 when he was 8 years old, enduring the harrowing three-month trip over the Himalayas to India. He attended the Tibet Children’s Village School in Dharamsala, India founded by the Jetsun Pema, Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso’s sister. Later, he served as the private secretary and translator to the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu, one of the four major lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, on his travels to the US in 1974 and 1977.
Achi moved to DC in 1981 and has worked as a FedEx driver for the last 25 years. With his savings he started a program to help with the school fees of gifted children from the Medrogongar Valley, about an hour outside of Lhasa, where, coincidentally, Elsie worked on development projects for many years. Achi is one of a handful of enterprising and courageous Tibetans making considerable personal sacrifices to do whatever can be done to preserve the cultural heritage that is so precious to them.
CTTF takes no overhead; every nickel supports the children.
CTTF’s mission is to see that every child on the Tibetan plateau has the means to pursue his or her dreams. Through an expansive and practical educational experience, we will ensure that each child either learns a trade or continues on to college, so they can provide for their families.