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School in India provides opportunity for Tibetan children in exile

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Children look out of a window of the baby home at the Tibetan Children's Village (TCV) in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala, Aug. 10. The TCV is an integrated educational community and a boarding school for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for those escaping from Tibet, said Director Phuntsok Namgyal. Tibetan children, from infancy to the age of 20, are supported by donations and funding of various non-governmental organizations. A large percentage of children who study at TCV are from Tibet who have either escaped or have been sent by their parents in Tibet for a better education and opportunity.

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Tibetan children are reflected in a mirror as they put on their rain gear before leaving for the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharmsala, India, Aug. 10.

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Students play with a soccer ball in their living room at the Tibetan Children's Village.

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Students study in their classroom at the Tibetan Children's Village.

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Students walk toward their living room during a downpour after attending class at the Tibetan Children's Village.

 While it must be terribly difficult to be in exile or sent away from one's parents, the sense of community that the school tries to provide must be comforting on some level.