The unique project to resettle 1000 Tibetan refugees from Indian in Canada has successfully completed after four years since the first arrival of Tibetans to Canada under the project. According to video interview of the president of Project Tibet Society by Voice of America Tibetan, the project of resettling 1000 Tibetans to the western country has successfully completed.
“Without any special government funding for this project, we have successfully settled 950 Tibetans in Canada so far. Project Tibet Society signed the agreement with the government of Canada to undertake this resettlement project. This national project is run entirely by dedicated unpaid volunteers.” said the official Facebook page of the Project Tibet Society.
President of Project Tibet Society, Mr. Nima Dorjee while speaking to the VOA, told that 950 Tibetans have arrived to Canada under the project and all of them have be successfully resettled in the country with an initial livelihoods support for the first three months in Canada under the project.
While the first batch of 200 Tibetans to be resettled in Canada under the Project Tibet Society arrived in Canada back in the year 2013, the Government of Canada has facilitating the immigration of up to 1000 Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, at the request of the Canada Tibet Committee and Canada’s Tibetan community, following an appeal by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Prime Minister of Canada in 2007.
The Tibetans as per the interview, mostly having not received proper education are now successfully resettled in Canada states such as Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver area and sunshine coast and Victoria since then.