Tibet world stepped into 2020 by conducting its 6th Winter Program for school children of classes VI and VIII-X during their winter break. The program included subjects like Tibetan, English, Science and Mathematics, which are taught in 3 hours each day from Monday – Friday. On Saturdays, we conduct activities which promote effective communication skills, creativity, team building and leadership skills.

 The Objectives of Tibet World’s Winter Program: – 

a) Tibet world’s aim is to tutor children to maximize their potential and prepare them as confident and responsible individuals.

b) This program would help to keep them to bridge the gap between academic curriculum and real life application of theoretical knowledge.

C) To provide a platform to socialize with students from diverse backgrounds.

D) To provide students with individualized attention, also help children who struggle to keep up as well as those who’s aren’t well challenged enough.

E) Tibet world fosters their students while they attend the 3 hours program and therefore their parents could easily resume to earn their livelihood.

Tibet World commenced the ‘Winter program on 30th of December 2019, which was attended by the students, their parents and volunteer teachers. The orientation program began at 10 in the morning in Lhasa hall of Tibet World building. The Education Secretary, Tenzin Choegyal welcomed everyone and The Director Yeshi Lhundup la greeted and explained the significance of the Winter program with regards to the rules and regulation, punctuality and code of conduct. Introduction of the volunteer teachers panel and welcoming them by presenting a Khata- Tibetan traditional white scarf. The program was concluded with vote of thanks by The Director Yeshi Lhundup, tea and snacks were provided at the spacious courtyard situated against the scenic backdrop of the snow capped mountains.

The teachers for the 2020 Winter Program were selected out of number of applicants from around the globe. Our priority was to appoint teachers who are enthusiastic

 in teaching children and willing to serve the Tibetan community. We feel proud to state that this year we arranged a team of efficient and dedicated teachers.

The following table shows the list of all volunteer teacher of 2019 winter program with their qualifications.

S.no.NamesQualificationsTeaching Subject/sNationality
1Tenzin ChoegyalM.Sc ChemistryScienceTibetan
2Pema DolkarB.Sc B.EdScience and MathTibetan
3Alexander Roy M.S ChemistryScience and English American
4Tenzin TsundueB.EMathTibetan
5PePeGraduate SchoolEnglishGerman
6Dolma TsekyiSenior SecondaryTibetanTibetan
7Amanda CordaB.A Psychology & SociologyEnglishIndian
8Sonam KhandoB.A ChineseTibetan

This year we had 45 students out of which 36 students are school children and rest 9 students were mostly adults and learned Chinese Language. This year we had a batch of 36 students from 8 different school who attended the Winter program. This year we have maximum number of students from TCV Gopalpur with 27 students and least from TCV Ladakh, Lower TCV and Yongling School with only one student each. 

We had conducted a one hour, mid-term and final tests, to ensure the revision of the course. Each test was set for 30 marks. After the exam, the corrected answer sheets were discussed with students and not only that constructive feedbacks were given to each student which to ensure the individual care of each students.  Students were told what are they good at and at the same time they were given advice on the areas where they needed improvements to be made.

We meet to depart and that is the way of life. As Buddhist philosophy says Nothing is permanent and change is the only constant. So, it was time to say good bye and bid farewell to each other. On the closing day ceremony Parents, students, teachers and staff members of Tibet World are invited. The program started with the welcoming speech of Education Secretary Tenzin Choegyal, followed by the speech by Director Mr. Yeshi Lhundup. Students from class 6 gave both solo performances and group performances along with the assistance of Tibetan teacher Ms. Dolma Tsekyi. After that all the volunteer teachers were thanked by offering white scarf and gifts as a token of appreciation for their sincere efforts and valuable services. After this activity program was organized where students took part in quiz and recycling game called best from the waste. In addition, all the presidents and vice presidents of the Saturday activity program were given certificate by the director of Tibet world. Thus, the program was put to an end with an vote of thanks speech by Education Secretary Tenzin Choegyal.

Our winter program was very successful with support of compassionate teachers, great parents and wonderful students.