team members

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Executive Director

Namgyal Choephel

 

He has been the founding member and Executive Director since 2012. Education background in Bio-chemistry, but he has been an activist on social justice, environment and animal welfare.

He loves animals and turned vegetarian for his love to animals and ecological development. Besides, he loves cooking and painting, which are not only recreational activities for him but also a contribution towards his neighborhood. 

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Educator on Animal Rights

Rinchen Lhaze

 

The man who can eat, drink and sleep with stray dogs for life time. That might be the reason he decided to be single and practice Buddhism by serving helpless animals! Since he graduated in Tibetan philosophy and Buddhist studies from Tibetan Higher Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi. He has been the front-runner to educate, promote, and advocate on animals' rights and veganism.

He is a brown belt Free Kickboxing and loves football and swimming.

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Fund-raise Coordinator

Palden Samkyil

 

Registered social worker with expertise in fundraising for Non-profit organizations, advocacy, community development and youth service. He advocate and firmly believes in approaches such as AOP - anti-oppressive, social justice. harm reduction, trauma and cultural informed approaches in social work practice.

He loves football, camping, biking, cooking and hiking. Like his friends, he turned to vegetarian for his love to animals.

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General Secretary cum Accountant

Penpa Sangpo

 

A father of two children, a loving husband, a caring brother and a loyal friend. After his graduation, he has served in TCV Gopalpur as an English teacher and currently a headmaster of Sera Jey secondary school. He has been the backbone of all documentation and correspondence of the organization.

He loves going for a long bike ride and spending time with his friends which seems regenerate energy in him as he makes sure to organize a party with his friends once a month. At his 40th birthday, he turned to vegetarian to save cruelty and lives of innocent animals.

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Ecological and Farming Coordinator

Namgyal Tsering

 

Namgyal Tsering alias Norchugma  is a farmer by  profession. We call him 'Organic' for being pure and natural! Born and brought up in Purang Camp, located near Gulladhalla.  A former agriculture officer at Lugsam Tibetan Settlement Office, Bylakuppe and an organic farming manager at Karma Kagyue Monastery.

 

He has been farming for over 3 decades. He cultivates maize, cow-peas and bananas. He owns a bore well pump in his field and irrigates the crops whenever there is shortage of rain. Namgyal raises cattle to make manure for his farms. A simple man but very diligent for his livelihood. Any queries related to agriculture, he is the right man to get hold of.

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Animal Welfare Coordinator

Lhakpa Tsering

 

Lhakpa is a certified Para vet with Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS). He is a resident of TDL Camp no. 10, Post Bylakuppe, Mysore Distt. 

 

A former staff member at Vets Beyond Borders (VBB).  As a part of work, he goes around the streets and treats the stray dogs. Over 10 years of experience in dealing with the four-legged animals.