Schools and Tutoring

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Some TCH children also attend one of two local schools: Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School or Hilton English Medium School.

Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School (TNMF School). The TNMF School is located in the center of Dhondupling Tibetan Settlement. Most of the children at TCH attend TNMF School. The School was founded shortly after Dhondupling was established in 1965. It was named in honor of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru whose government welcomed the Tibetan refugees fleeing from the Chinese occupation and assisted them in resettling in India. TNMF School is operated under the administration of the Department of Education of the Tibetan Central Government in Dharamsala, India. The Principal of TNMF School is Tsering Phuntsok. Most teachers come from Dhondupling Tibetan Settlement or in Dehra Dun. The School offers a solid education for students from kindergarten to Class 12. Classes from kindergarten through Class 4 are taught in Tibetan to assure that students are fluent in their native tongue and quite familiar with Tibetan culture. From Class 5 to Class 12 the language of instruction is English.

Hilton English Medium School (Hilton). Hilton is located about three miles from TCH in Dehra Dun. Hilton is a private, family owned school that offers a curriculum typical of the Indian School System. The School offers an excellent education for students from kindergarten to Class 12. At all levels, the language of instruction is English. Parents of some TCH children request that their children attend Hilton since it may improve their opportunities for higher education and the job market. These parents pay the higher school fee at Hilton. TCH provides transportation for children attending Hilton.

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Tutoring

In order to assist the children with their studies, TCH hires four part-time tutors. The tutors work with students individually and in small groups to help them with their classes and their homework. English language and mathematics are the subjects of most tutoring sessions.