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DOE to Start National Geographic Explorer Programme in Tibetan Schools

national-geographic-explorer-programme-tibetan-schools-01June 14, 2013 10:00 am The Department of Education, in collaboration with National Geographic Explorer (NGX) Programme, USA will be starting a year-round school-based Science, Environmental Science and English Learning Programme for class VI to X students from July 2013 under its USAID Projects. It 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 recognized as amongst the best for its content accuracy and research.

national-geographic-explorer-programme-tibetan-schools-02A 2-day workshop on NGX Programme will be organized by the Department of Education at College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah on June 22 and 23, 2013. Honourable Sikyong/Education Kalon Dr. Lobsang Sangay will grace the inaugural function of the workshop (June 22, 9am-10.30am)

This programme with be conducted in five Tibetan schools (viz., TCV Suja, TCV Chauntra, STS Chauntra, STS Paonta Sahib and Mevon Petoen Tsuglak School) in year 2013-14 benefiting over 2000 students.Gyaltsen, Science Education Officer, DoE