Sonam Chusang was born in Amdo province, eastern Tibet. He moved to India at the age of ten and graduated from the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala in 1999. He moved to Canada shortly afterward and began teaching the Tibetan language to foreign students in Vancouver and Virginia. As a Tibetan language teacher, he has worked to adopt modern technology to make learning materials more accessible, particularly for the younger generation. He has developed various applications such as “Thangka,” “Reading Tibetan,” “Tibetan Alphabet,” “Writing Tibetan,” and “Tibetan Amdo Reading," all of which are downloadable for the iPhone. These applications are designed to help Tibetan language students at varying levels of learning to communicate and learn through the use of mobile devices.