“潘得巴”是由三个藏文字母所组成,其意为“为民谋福利的人”。协会旨在通过潘得巴培训,培养更多为社区谋福利的人,提高社区参与保护区管理的能力,促进社区的可持续发展。


Pendeba Meeting

Lhamu Tsering conducts a Pendeba meeting in front of ancient, and now-eroded, watch towers in the Dingri area of Qomolangma Preserve.  Among other tasks, Pendebas attempt to work with the residents of their villages to clarify what the villagers would like to do in terms of agricultural improvements, health care, education, and income generation.

Pendebas engage in classroom activity

This class session took place during 2010 Pendeba Training with the founder of the Pendeba Society, Norbu Tsering

Pendeba Training Site

Training Pendebas; Pendebas listening carefully to Norbu's lectures

Pendeba Visitor and Training Center

The Pendeba Society Visitor and Training Center 

Pendebas gather for skills training in ecotourism

Pendebas gather for skills training in ecotourism

Pendebas lead community meetings so the local people have input to government decisions

Pendebas lead community meetings so the local people have input to government decisions

Pendeba Data Collection

Pendeba Data Collection Project

Pendeba Data Collection 2

Pendeba Data Collection Project, interviewing pendebas

Training Center 2

Pendeba Society Training Center

A Pendeba and his son

The skills Pendebas are equipped with directly affect health in the home—improving the lives of young babies and children.