The Swedish-Tibetan Society for School and Culture is a politically and religiously independent association formed in 1988. The cultural exchange between Sweden and Tibet has continued since its inception. The association's sister organization, the U.S. Tibetan Society for School and Culture was also formed that same year.
The original purpose of the association, at that time, was to build an operating boarding school in a Tibetan village, Katsel and to create cultural ties between Sweden and Tibet. Today, many years and projects later, the association has 13,000 children attending its 108 schools. Through its sponsorship program, children are given the opportunity to attend school and continue their education.
The association organizes trips to Tibet, India and Nepal allowing supporters and friends the chance to see firsthand the accomplishments that have beem made through their support. In Sweden, the Society organizes cultural evenings, which include dance and music performances, as well as lectures and visiting Tibetan doctors.