Thanks to you, we report a very successful 2011. With the budget of 85,95RMB (~13,500USD), we were able to successfully train 10 university students (8 Tibetans, 1 Lisu and 1 Bai; 5 males and 5 females) in basic computer skills, use of software and equipment and cultural preservation awareness. 15 training exceeded 30 hours in the PCHP Office in 2011. As a result, 150 endangered songs with 3,000 related images from the Tibetan Plateau were collected, documented, and archived with annotated data; 10 sets of DVD slides were produced; and 2,460 copies of the DVD slides were made and given to local communities. As a small pioneering grass-root NGO that began as the Plateau Music Project in 2005 in Xining city Qinghai Province, PCHP provides a space for university students in Xining from the Tibetan Plateau to learn technical skills and cultural preservation knowledge in order to preserve local cultural heritage that is greatly endangered as modernity impacts every corner of globe. With very limited funds and human resources, PCHP strives to preserve disappearing local cultural heritage by bridging between generations vertically as well as serving as a bridge between donors, university students, and local villagers. PCHP believes local people can do cultural preservation well and that they should decide for themselves what to abandon and what to carry on. In 2012, PCHP will continue its efforts to preserve a record of local cultural heritage by encouraging university students and villagers on the Tibetan Plateau.

Again, thank you very much for your kind, generous support!

On behalf of Plateau Cultural Heritage Protection Group,


Li Jianfu