The Tribute project: Environment conservation and helping people in need
In the mist of this COVID19 pandemic, many people have lost their job and many more are on the verge of losing their livelihood. Among the sufferers, it has been the poor and the marginalized section of the society who have suffered the most. Many of them have not been able to manage a decent meal a day.
So, as a tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his undying love and compassion for all the sentient beings, the Secular Ethics Department of Tong-Len Charitable Trust, based in Sarah launched the project of environmental cleaning as a part of H.H the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday celebration. This project is a one year project, 6th July 2020 to 6th July 2021.
The project creates work for the slum people of Chetru or the poor people, they are given work of cleaning the areas from Maan tea estate to Tong-Len school and they are paid on daily basis as daily wage. The main work they do is collect wastes from those areas and separate reusable waste and non-degradable waste (wrappers, glass bottle) and helps in keeping the environment clean and green. The children of Tong-Len installed boards and dustbin around the area specified above.
The project was launched solely to help the poor and the needy of Sarah area to help them lead a sustainable life as the project aim to help them lead a sustainable life as the project is aimed at creating job opportunities for such people. It’s hoped that project will go a long way in removing the financial strain caused by the ongoing pandemic.