English | Dzongkha Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Traditional musicians to be certified as professionals

Traditional musicians can now get certified as professionals in the country. This comes after the heritage education and professional development centre at the Paro College of Education in collaboration with labour ministry started recognizing musicians with national certificates this year.

Restoring the lost forest, hundreds of scouts planted oak saplings at Wangditse

In an initiative to restore the forest lost to a forest fire, more than a hundred young scouts volunteered to plant oak saplings at Wangditse today. The volunteers under the project Wangditse will also nurture the tree saplings for the next three years. 

Education ministry acknowledges Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tseyring Pem Wangchuck

Marking the International Youth Day celebration, the education ministry today acknowledged Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the President of Bhutan Youth Development Fund for Her Majesty’s contribution in ensuring the development and wellbeing of children and youth in Bhutan.

International Youth Day: Opportunities for youth in farming

A large percentage of the Bhutanese population is young people. According to the population and housing census 2017, half of the Bhutanese population is below 26 years. They are often unemployed or underemployed, despite the need for a labour force in agriculture. But the pandemic opened up opportunities in agriculture. After all, being a farmer is not at all bad.

International Youth Day: Youth on climate change

Climate change is real. As its impact intensifies over time, it is the children and young people who will face the worst effects. However, many youths in the country feel that they have little say while making decisions or framing climate and environmental policies. Many young people shared that it should be a collective effort towards mitigating the impacts of climate change. 

International Youth Day: Youth Summit- food security and sustainable consumption

As an import-driven country, food security has become a major concern for Bhutan during the pandemic. Young people in the country can play a role in ensuring food sustainability, yet they are not part of this discussion. Using the pandemic as a teachable moment, the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD’s) Youth Summit 2021 helped teach youth about food security and sustainable consumption. The summit showed participants how food insecurity has long-lasting impacts on the ability of a person, community, or country to flourish.

International Youth Day: Youth and junk food

Eating junk foods is a guilty pleasure among Bhutanese youth. Burgers, fried chicken and noodles have become a food habit for some of them. Rests are forced by their lifestyle and income. Our reporters visited some of the popular joints in the town.

International Youth Day: Youth into innovative farming

From oxen to power tillers, to growing crops in greenhouses in high-altitude where it once seemed impossible for any plant to thrive, agriculture farming has seen a major transformation through innovations. This change in the farming practice has drawn the attention of some youth in the country with many venturing into agriculture farming. In this story, we will see how youth have embraced modern farming, the challenges they face and the future they see in agriculture.

An online system system launched to collected data on youth and youth related programs launched

Coinciding with the International Youth Day, Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS), an online system to collect data on youth and youth related programmes and activities in the country, was launched in Thimphu today. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tseyring Pem Wangchuck launched the system.

Beyond norm, a school grows Mushroom in sawdust

Learning beyond books has always proven that skills and experiences always make navigation through a successful career, easier in an ever-competitive job market. And today, Yurung Central School of Pema Gatshel is living up to the ideology. Besides marketing knowledge, the Bamung Entrepreneurship Club is also learning the art of growing mushrooms. And they are doing it in an eco-friendly way. 

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