The Department of Education, CTA has organized its 14th batch of Early Grade Reading (EGR) Workshop for Primary Teachers (PRTs) of Tibetan schools in North East states of India at Palden Sed-Gyued Institute of Buddhist Studies, Selugara, Siliguri, West Bengal from March 20-24, 2016 for five days.
Total of 30 Primary Teachers from various Tibetan schools under the administration of Central Tibetan School Administration (CTSA) and Sambhota Tibetan School Society (STSS) participated in the workshop. In addition, 4 monks from Palden Sed Gyued Institute of Buddhist Studies, Selugara also took part in the workshop. The participants expressed satisfaction and deep appreciation for the opportunity.
The participant teachers also shared that it is not only the duty of language teachers to create a good reading habits among the students; but, every subject teacher has equal responsibility to inculcate reading culture habits among the students in the school.
Dr. Latika Gupta, professor of Department of Education, Delhi University with Miss. Sonam Gangsang of Sambhota Kaliashpura as her interpreter conducted the 5-day EGR workshop.
This workshop is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Tibet Fund based at Dharamshala.