Lha depends on the goodwill of volunteers and monetary and material donations for it to provide essential rehabilitation resources to the exiled Tibetan community. Lha is a non-profit organization solely dependent on monetary contributions from philanthropic corporations and generous individuals. In India, even a little goes a long way, and a lot goes very far!

Account Name: Lha Charitable Trust
Account Number: 2517000101008335
Bank Name: The Punjab National Bank
Branch: Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, H.P

Payable to: Lha Charitable Trust
Lha Office Temple Road, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, 176219
Distt Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

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Job OpenIing at Lha

Lha Charitable Trust has a job opening for a one year, contract staff member as a Office Secretary. The main objective of Lha Charitable Trust is to provide various social services and education for the local community. Consequently, applicants should be committed to the mission and vision while possessing good people skills.
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and qualifications:

1.- Job Title: Office Secretary
2.- Summary of work: Daily work and responsibility includes: office administration, communication, office related work, dealing with students, volunteers and the general public as well as working closely with local partner organizations.
3.- Location of position: Lha office, McLeodGanj, Dharamsala
4.- Seat availability: One
5.- Status: Full time contract staff for one year with continuation of work after that depending upon performance.
6.- Type of recruitment: Written test, interview and public speaking.
7.- Closing date: 24th December2012.
8.- Minimum qualifications:
a.- BA with English Honors and office management as one of the main courses
b.- Working knowledge of both oral and written English and Tibetan.
c.- Computer skills
d.- Self-motivated and determined
e.- Applicant must be above 25 and under 40 years of age
9.- Preferred qualifications:
a. M.Phil. M.A with NGO or office management are one of the main courses.
b. Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English, Tibetan and Hindi.
b. Advanced Computer skills
c. One year or more related work experience
10.- Salary and Benefits:
a.-Basic Salary starts from 10,000 or more depending on qualification
b.- Other benefits will be endowed in par with other staff.
11.- Application procedures: Resume, photocopy of 1st and last page of R.C., photocopy of 1st and last page of Green book, medical fitness certificate and original degree certificates. Please bring a no objection letter from the previous office or employer affixed with valid stamp and signatory of the same. Any interested and qualified applicants can send their application to the Director’s name at Lha Office prior to 24th December2012. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Lha office
Temple Road, McLeod Ganj-176219
Dharamsala, Distt. Kangra. H.P
Mobile No: 9816689222 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lha is a non-profit, non-governmental, grassroots social work organization located in Dharamsala, India. Lha was founded in 1997 and in 2005 was registered as a non-profit and charitable trust in Himachal Pradesh. Every year we submit our income statements to the Indian Income-Tax Department and undergo an audit. The following are our financial statements from 2005 to 2011 fiscal years, which have already been reviewed. Following the financial statements are graphical representations of some of the key aspects we would like to highlight.

Lha's commitment is to help the Tibetan people survive and prosper in their new home of Dharamsala and to preserve their profoundly unique culture. The means to which we have been able to accomplish these goals has changed over the years. In 2005, as a young organization, Lha had few assets. Lha has steadily grown since then, and now occupies two buildings, which house our classes, soup kitchen, social services and volunteer and exchange student group accommodations. In 2005 Lha had seven full time employees, which has since expanded to nine. The notable increase in wage expenses between 2009 and 2011 reflects the decision to provide a livable wage to the Tibetan employees.

Lha took on the responsibility to pay rent for the operations building during the 2009 financial year, after the purchasing of the new Ahimsa House building, and becoming more financially stable. Since 2005 we have slowly been accumulating assets for the language classes, computer courses and social services which function out of the building, such as computers for our offices and classes, and books and teaching resources for the community libraries.

In 2007 Lha began the process of acquiring a four story building, the Ahimsa House, to house a community soup kitchen and volunteer accommodation. In May 2011 Lha used the remaining funds from the corpus receipt and capital fund to make the final payment on the Ahimsa House. This will be reflected in the financial statement for the 2012 financial year. We began working on the community soup kitchen project in 2010 and officially opened it in 2011. Since 2007 Lha has also purchased many furnishings and appliances for the volunteer accommodations. The donations from Exchange students and volunteers staying in Lha’s accommodations have also created a new source of income for Lha. In the future, Lha hopes that the donations raised from visitors in these accommodations, in conjunction with cultural exchanges and visitors services, will create a stable and sustainable financial foundation for the organization.

The Annual Report, written by Lha’s Director, Ngawang Rabgyal, sets out the aims of the organization, the year’s developments and the latest financial position. It also illustrates the diversity of the social programs provided, and the numbers of students who have benefited from these services. These achievements could not have been reached without the generosity of the volunteers and the dedication of the students and Lha’s employees.

Lha’s primary goal is to provide meaningful social services, such as free education, computer skills courses, vocational training, health and environmental education and service, volunteer coordination, cultural exchanges, free books, medicine and clothing distribution. The services of Lha are open to Tibetan refugees as well as the local Indian population and people from the Himalayan regions.