Dharamsala: The Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), successfully concluded its two-day workshop on Basic Education Policy for Tibetans in Exile (BEP) to the mentors of the respective Tibetan schools on 17 July 2018 at College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah.
The workshop was mainly focused on training the BEP mentors on creating and using various relevant activities in classrooms based on the four aims of giving education in accordance with BEP. The two-day workshop was fully packed with creative activities enriched with precious ideas, thoughts, and motivation of free thinking, altruistic attitude towards others, protective approaches towards upholding the heritage and having innovative thinking skills.
All the participants have unanimously requested in the feedback forms to replicate such workshops filled with related activities in near future, which is a very positive indication of a successful workshop.
The workshop duo-trainers were Director Karma Lekshey and Associate Director Sonam Dechen from Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution. The workshop was attended by BEP mentors of TCV, STSS, THF, and concerned officers from the Education Department.
The workshop began with welcome note and objectives behind the programme by Joint Secretary Tenzin Pema, followed by a detailed presentation on the four aims of giving education by Joint Secretary Tenzin Dorjee, head of the Academic section of Department of Education (DoE). The participants were also given DoE published books on BEP, and were directed to do an in-depth study on the subject before they are called for the third series of the workshop.
In his concluding remarks, Education Secretary Karma Singey highlighted the importance of teachers to have in-depth understanding and knowledge on the BEP. On that basis, they must innovate different attractive teaching methodology in their works.
He further stated that the Education Department believes that the status of Tibetan people and society in a future solely depends on the current education we impart to our younger generation. Therefore, the department gives high importance to quality education, and that begins with the early pre-primary and primary school level. Therefore, all the people related to children’s education must work hard towards this common goal.
The two-day workshop was concluded with vote of thanks by Tenzin Pema, coordinator of the programme.
The workshop was funded by USAID.
-Report filed by Department of Education-