Learn How Some Kids Engage Themselves Meaningfully This Winter Vacation In Bhutan

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Attracting more than 200 participants, the programme attempts at making children and youth learn some skills and explore new interests.

Snow covered chortens of Dochula Pass, Bhutan. (Source: Firefox Tours)

 

By Rinchen Zangmo | Kuensel

To engage children and youth in Bhutan meaningfully, a winter programme for participants between the ages of seven and 24 began at the Nazhoen Pelri in Thimphu on 24 December.

Attracting more than 200 participants, the programme attempts at making children and youth learn some skills and explore new interests.

 

Photo: Facebook/Nazhoen-Pelri Drop In Centre-YDF

 

The programme officer for the Youth Development Fund (YDF), Tashi Deki said that it has been eight years since the programme was initiated. It will run till 11 January 2019.

Activities to engage and educate the participants

“There are six categories for students to choose from based on their interests. We also have a few sessions where participants will be introduced to financial literacy and saving culture.”

Participants above the age of 15 can also get a chance to go on a field trip to visit the Bhutan Institute of Well-being in Tshaluna, where they will explore and learn about nature.

 

Photo: Facebook/Bhutan Institute of Wellbeing

 

Other activities offered include: reading, arts and crafts, dance, forum theatre, hospitality and ‘Passport to Success’ where children can learn some life skills.

However, all these activities do not come free. A nominal fee of about Nu150 is charged as registration fee per participant.

What some of the participants said

One participant, Kezang Namgyel who will be studying in the seventh standard next year at the Dechenchholing Higher Secondary School said that he had also participated last year. The 13-year-old who knew about this programme through an aunt, also had a cousin accompanying him in the reading category.

“Reading, I feel is important for everyone to improve one’s language. I want to improve my Dzongkha and English language.”

 

Photo: Kuensel

 

Another participant, Tsheulthrim Tenzin, 14 said that he is interested in traditional painting so he joined the programme before he left Dagana.

“I think such a programme is beneficial because students like me do not have anything else to do. It is also an opportunity to interact with new friends and learn more about painting.”

Another participant, Kuenzang Dolkar Dorji, 13 chose to join the forum theatre group. This is her second time participating in the programme and she plans to take part again in 2019, but will choose another activity to broaden her experience.

“It has helped me to be more confident. The activity allows us to throw away all of our reservations.”

 

This article first appeared in kuensel and has been edited for the Daily Bhutan.

 


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