Asian Classics Input Project: A Race Against Time
ACIP has spent more than 25 years of locating, cataloging, digitally preserving, & freely distributing rare & precious collections of Tibetan & Sanskrit manuscripts.
These surviving & invaluable texts hold the philosophical, cultural & religious heritage of endangered Asian traditions dating back more than 2500 years.
When the ACIP team finds more texts in libraries & private collections around the world, they proceed to:
- Catalogue the contents & location
- Scan digital images of all pages
- Manually input text to create e-text
- Digitized text made available, free of charge, to scholars, translators, teachers, & students worldwide
A Race Against Time
It is a race against time to locate and preserve all these precious and rare texts as countless books have been lost over the generations.
Not forgetting that many books that still remain are extremely fragile and there are also many books unavailable due to politics or other problems.
Alternatively, you can also download the ACIP Sponsorship Deck by clicking the button below:
Where Do The Funds Go To?
The funds raised go to supporting the refugees who transcribe the Tibetan & Sanskrit manuscripts into digitised formats, to keep them employed.
Giving them a salaried job directly supports their family to help keep them out of poverty, and also allow them to send their children to school to have a formal education.
This creates a ripple effect of creating an upward spiral, to bring individuals and families out of the poverty cycle by creating meaningful employment.
Apart from the above, the funds are also used for purchasing equipment and other expenditure to keep the operations to continue locating, cataloging, digitally preserving, & freely distributing rare & precious collections of Tibetan & Sanskrit manuscripts.
You can sign up for a monthly sponsorship plan or make a one-time donation!
We're grateful for your generosity and kind intentions regardless of the amount you choose to sponsor!
- S$50 per month
- S$100 per month
- S$150 per month
- One-time donation
What Seeds Am I Planting If I Sponsor This Project?
You will be planting the following amazing seeds:
- Wealth & Money
- Happy Family
- Good Working Environment
- Happy Staff
- Peace & Harmony