English | Dzongkha Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youths come up with innovative ideas to address social challenges

A group of students from Babesa higher secondary school in Thimphu came together during the weekend to develop innovative ideas in addressing social challenges. They took part in the first-ever Social Innovation Camp at Serbithang.

Youths recognised for their contribution to community

Youth volunteers and groups were recognised for their contribution to the society at the National Young Achievers Award in Thimphu yesterday coinciding with the International Youth Day.

Dialogue between youths and young parliamentarians

From strengthening education through technology, unemployment and the impact of social media, the first-ever dialogue between the young parliamentarians and youths saw discussions on some of the pertaining youth issues.

National Youth Engagement and Health Literacy Meet underway

To empower and engage youth in decision making and to create awareness on the importance of health, the first-ever inclusive youth and health literacy programme is underway in Thimphu. The two-day meet is organised to provide a platform for young people to share their knowledge and experiences so that they can build their capacity to enhance and promote health and well being. 

Preserving folk songs of Bumthang

Participants of a recent Inter-Gewog Boedra-Zhungdra or folk music and dance competition in Bumthang say such initiatives at the district level would go a long way in preserving some of the folk songs and dances native to their communities. Participants, both young and old, from various gewogs in Bumthang presented some of the oldest known aboriginal songs and dances of Bumthang at the competition. 

Nazhoen Lamtoen sees increasing clients

The Nazhoen Lamtoen Children’s Halfway Home in Thimphu has been seeing an increasing number of clients since its establishment in December last year. Nazhoen Lamtoen, a Civil Society Organization (CSO) established the facility to cater after-care services to children in difficult circumstances.

Palden Tshering Yangchen of Drukgyel School wins the 12th GYA

Palden Tshering Yangchen, a student of Drukgyel Central School in Paro won the 12th Golden Youth Award (GYA). Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering awarded the GYA at the camp’s closing in the Thimphu yesterday.

Youths discuss their roles in addressing social issues

Seeing the world through the eyes of youth, sometimes help everyone around to take action on pertinent social issues. And this is exactly what happened at the Youth Summit held in Thimphu. The participants learnt about social issues and reflected their own roles in addressing these issues. Over a hundred students from 23 different schools attended the program.

PGDE course extended to 18 months

Beginning next year, students undergoing Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) will have to attend the training for 18 months instead of nine months. This is to adequately train and improve the quality of teachers.

Four monks from Zhung Dratshang to pursue traditional medicine courses

To enable the monks to extend their services, four monks from Zhung Dratshang will now pursue traditional medicine courses at Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) in Thimphu from this month. To this effect, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Zhung Dratshang and KGUMSB today.

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