in 1997, the Louisiana Himalaya Association Inc. (LHA)
is a grassroots Social Work Organization dedicated to Social Work
Services with Tibetan Refugees in the Himalayan regions of India
and Nepal. Having made the treacherous journey by foot over the
Himalayan Mountains to seek asylum, this displaced population faces
monumental resettlement issues, especially in the fields of education,
employment, healthcare, and housing. LHA fundraises and organizes
volunteer efforts to support social service programs in India and
Nepal which focus on these vital areas of life.
LHA has spent over a decade building a cross-cultural bridge which
now functions to provide needed services to the Tibetan Community
while making available their vast philosophical wisdom and profound
cultural experience. Here in Louisiana, LHA works with Tulane
University, Loyola University and Centenary
College to host Tibetan teachers and organize Tibetan Cultural
Events. These Universities also send student groups to India each
summer. The students do volunteer service with and learn from the
Tibetan programs supported by LHA.
Unlike most service organizations, LHA
is totally volunteer staffed with no overhead expenses. All
the managerial expenses and even the New Orleans office space
is donated by our Board of Directors.
All of our Volunteers donate their own personal
time and resources thus rendering LHA free of overhead expenses!
Be assured 100% of your donation
goes directly to those in need.