DHARAMSHALA: The Head Career Consultant, Ms. Namshey and Counsellor, Ms. Jigme Dhamdol from Tibetan Career Centre (TCC) a unit of Youth Empowerment Support, DoH, CTA convened workshop on Career Awareness at ten different Tibetan Settlements in Northeast, India. The program started from 22nd October, 2015 and ended by 22nd November, 2015 at Tuting Tibetan Settlement.
The target group for the program was Tibetan Youths and Parents in and around Northeast Tibetan Settlements. The program aimed for three primary objectives as (i) to create awareness about the opportunities of skills trainings in Tibetan community in exile and the scopes of vocational trainings given. (ii) To update the knowledge of financial resources to assist as a self-employed individual. (iii) To educate the parenting styles and the importance of Parents’ role in Child’s career plan.
The settlements where workshops were conducted are Gangtok, Ravangla, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Sonada, Shillong, Tenzin Gang, Miao, Tezu and Tuting. In total, 464 settlers participated in this program. Among them, 312 were female participants and 152 were male participants.
“This program had been a real eye-opener to many of us regarding the different opportunities offered by skills training, financial resources and how to deal with children,” Sonam, a participant said. Almost all the participants voiced similar sentiments calling for more such workshops in their settlements. “This kind of workshop should be conducted at least once or twice in a year,” they said.
At the request of Tibetan Settlement Office of Sonada, the career consultants interacted with the students of Sonada School. The students from grade VII to X were conducted three different psychological tests which were to help the students to make their career decision. The students found the tests were “interesting and helpful to choose our stream after class X” as commented by a student participant.
The program concluded with productive and interactive at every settlement though only a small number of participants could participate in the program as compare to the standard scale.
– Report filed by Department of Home –