A Yak provides food and warmth for orphaned and impoverished nomadic children.
In China’s remote Tibetan Plateau, orphaned and impoverished children live and learn in rural schools under harsh conditions. High altitude and severe weather make travel to obtain food and supplies exceptionally challenging. Poor nutrition leads to students missing class more often due to their lowered immune systems.
Angel Covers identifies the poorest schools in the region that have the greatest need for yaks and their valuable resources. The yaks provide milk, butter, cheese and yogurt as well as dung for fuel used for heating and cooking.