Ms. Yeshitso was born at the foot of Amnye Machin Mountain in Golok, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China into a large Tibetan family with four siblings – three older sisters and one brother. Yeshitso was fortunate to be the only woman in her family to attend primary school. In 1997 she received a scholarship to attend an English Training Program (ETP), supported by TBF, to study in the Tibetan department of the Qinghai Normal University. It was there that she says; “I had the opportunity to meet the most wonderful teachers who broadened my horizon and enriched my way of seeing the world.”
For the past 8 years Yeshitso has worked as a program officer for The Bridge Fund. She has been responsible for designing, organizing, implementing, supervising and reporting on projects for TBF. Yeshitso is now studying for a Masters degree in international development to gain skills and knowledge to be even more effective at serving her community. In September 2012 she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study at Brandeis University for a Masters in sustainable international development. Yeshitso is an incredible leader in her community, which is mostly nomadic. She is the fourth person in Golok to study abroad for a Masters degree. TBF has supported all four Tibetans from Golok in receiving higher education.
We hope you will consider supporting Yeshitso so she can successfully complete her studies, and return to TBF and focus on creating long-term sustainable change for Tibetan communities.