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Tibetan schools to benefit from National Geographic Explorer programme

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DHARAMSHALA, June 14: Five Tibetan schools will be taking part in a special year-round programme for Science, Environmental Science, and English studies beginning this July.

The exile Tibetan administration’s Department of Education, in collaboration with National Geographic Explorer (NGX) Programme, USA will be implementing the programme for VI to X students under its USAID Projects.

Over 2000 Tibetan students are expected to benefit from the special pogramme in its first year of implentation.

According to the DoE, the Science, Environmental Science and English Learning Programme is a “holistic and integrated programme with a broader mission to increase global understanding and promote conservation of our planet through exploration research and education.”

NGX Programme has benefited more than 2 million children across 13 countries in terms of improving children’s proficiency in English and knowledge in Science. This programme uses high-quality 21st century materials for teaching recognised as amongst the best for its content accuracy and research.

The five Tibetan schools which will be benefitting from the programme are Tibetan Children’s Village Schools in Suja and Chauntra, Sambhota Tibetan Schools in Chauntra and Paonta Sahib and Mevon Petoen Tsuglak School in Dharamshala.

A two-day workshop on NGX Programme will also be organised by the Department at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah on June 22 – 23.

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the elected leader of the Tibetan people, who also serves as the Education Kalon, will be attending the inaugural function of the workshop.

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