The dedication of the staff of Jhamtse Gatsal, guides and sustains our work. They are the foundation for the rich and loving community atmosphere. Everyone plays a crucial role in the development and growth of the children, contributing not only their skills and work but also their love and care.
Venerable Lobsang is the founder and Director of Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community. He is from the remote area where the Community is located in northeastern, India. Read Lobsang’s bio to learn more about him.
Ama las (House Mothers)
Currently, four Ama las work around the clock, each caring for a family of 20 children and the family’s house. They are examples of love and compassion. Learn about family life at the Community.
Our full-time teachers teach six core subjects, six hours a day and four extracurricular subjects in the afternoon. On Saturdays they are found working with students on many different experiential education projects, along with the other staff and volunteers. Learn about the education of the children.
The kitchen staff wake up at 4am each day to tirelessly provide healthy and balanced meals three times a day for the many children, staff members and volunteers. Learn about our food & gardening.
Our administrative staff manage the office, communication, and financial responsibilities of the Community.
Our diverse group of international volunteers supports the staff and faculty in many ways. At any given time, there can be between one and ten volunteers at the Community. They have varied in age: from 15 to 75 years old. They have stayed for varying lengths of time, from a few weeks to over a year. Volunteers have come from many countries, from Argentina to Switzerland.
Volunteers are an integral part of helping us achieve our mission, have done many different projects and tasks related to:
- Teaching core subjects
- Teaching extracurricular subjects
- Helping with publicity
- Assisting with technology
- Providing medical care
- Cooking and helping in the kitchen
- Assisting with construction
- Assisting with renewable energy projects
- Assisting with special events
- and Much more.