Dharamshala: The Department of Education (DoE), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in partnership with Alokit, organised a school leadership training for the principals and head-teachers of TCV schools on 9 November 2023 at the Tibetan Youth Hostel in Delhi.
The day-long event commenced with a warm welcome from Rev. Tenzin Tsenlek, the Education Director of TCV, followed by an introduction of the training’s background and objectives from the Education Department’s head of Academic Section Tenzin Dorjee. The training served as a follow-up to the previous school leadership training held in 2021 with aim of revisiting the content covered earlier, particularly focusing on the school improvement plan. The goal was to understand and address the challenges faced by school leaders in formulating and executing SIPs.
A total of 27 school principals and head-teachers from 14 TCV schools, along with Education Director Rev. Tenzin Tsenlek, actively participated in this training. The sessions were skilfully facilitated by Baidurya Sen, Ismeet Kaur, and Shreya Thakkar from Alokit. The agenda covered crucial topics, including strategies for building a transformational school and drafting an effective school improvement plan. The learning process involved a combination of video presentations, group discussions, reflective exercises, sharing sessions, and Q&A interactions.
Later in the evening, Tenzin Dorjee, Head of the Academic Section, and Tsering Yangkyi, Under Secretary from the Department of Education, conducted a session to introduce DoE programs and projects slated for implementation in the upcoming fiscal year. This collaborative effort with TCV Schools was discussed in detail, including guidance on project proposal, accounting, and need of adherence to the project deadlines. Additionally, they addressed pertinent issues faced by TCV schools in relation to DoE projects and programs.
The Department of Education on behalf of the participants expressed gratitude to Alokit for generously providing pro bono facilitation for the training. Additionally, special thanks were extended to Global Affairs Canada for funding all other logistical arrangements for the day.
-Report filed by Department of Education, CTA