An Urgent Request from Rural Tibet Concerning H1N1
Recently, we learned that 300 students in the Tongren and Jianzha schools in the Qinghai region of Tibet have become ill from the H1N1 virus. These students are from rural and nomadic families living in extremely close quarters and know very little about this virus. We have been asked to provide whatever support we can to help these students learn good health habits and prevent the spread of disease in these schools.
Because these students live in such close proximity to one another, they frequently share water bottles and thermoses. In order to help prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus as well as other diseases, we would like to purchase thermoses for these students to use for drinking water. Just think of what something seemingly so minor to many of us might mean to the health and well-being of these needy Tibetan students.
Donations can be made by visiting the Make a Donation page on the main LWB site.
Thank you for helping us support some of the most vulnerable victims of this virus.