Namling County Schools Project was founded in 1991 by Tashi Tsering. BLSCP was an official sponsor for this project from 1994 until 5 December 2014, when Tashi passed away at the age of 85. Tashi's devotion to education was a true inspiration to all of us. Tashi always welcomed BLSCP members and friends into his home and asked what he could do to help us with language interpretation/translation or whatever. For the last several years of his life he worked to establish TT Fund, which will be a perpetual foundation to provide scholarships for Tibetan students. Now through TT Fund, Tashi's devotion to education lives on.
At least 53 elementary schools were built in Namling County, which is located about 150 miles from Lhasa in a poor rural area. Students there have a strong desire to attend school but face issues of poverty, geographical isolation, and problems associated with the nomadic nature of their traditional lifestyle.