This project was conceived by The Kham Aid Foundation and it focused mainly in undertaking a comprehensive cultural heritage and tourism development program in the Minyak region, a colorful and culturally distinct group of Tibetans living in western Sichuan, China.
International experts were brought to Minyak and they started to train local Tibetans in the skills of wall paintings conservation so that they could actively participate in preserving their own cultural heritage. As a pilot project, 5 Nepalese wall painting conservationists from Mustang were brought to Minyak as long term trainers spending their winters working in this training program.
The project was unfortunately stopped in 2008 following a ban imposed by the Chinese Government in all Tibetan areas soon after the infamous riots broken out in Lhasa and Chengdu in occasion of the Olympic Games. All of a sudden foreigners were not allowed anymore to work in sensitive areas, thus influencing the destiny of this project.