Winter program for youth towards wholesome education concludes
To enhance youth and children’s motivation towards the wholesome education, the while (in) g vacation winter program organized by Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) for three weeks program ended last Friday.
The program under the YDF has for the last five years offered exciting activities for fun and engaging for youth.
The press release states that the program is a regular winter program specially designed for youth and children to while (verb form means “to pass time leisurely”) away their vacation creatively and productively.
The program allows participants to learn and experience new things, the press release states.
The activities were designed with measurable output that enhances youths and children’s interest and motivation towards wholesome education. The activities includes junior reading, dance, and arts and crafts, learning to live together, film making and forum theatre, ethical leadership and also Driglam Namzha.
Buddi Man Rai a student from Jigme Namgyel Lower Secondary School who represented the ethical leadership group said that during this program he learnt various significant things. He said that he came to know about the attribute of a leadership and effective mind training. “The program includes the number of activities such as my life tree, in my shadow, goal setting, design for change, learning for live together and my silent journey”, said Buddi Man.
He added that they have been also taught about requisite responsibilities, interview and also the criticism.
Another ethical leadership group Kinley Yangzom 13, from Wangchuk Middle Secondary School under Chhukha Dzongkhag said that she leant lot about leadership quality, goal setting and way of interview. She said that before joining this program she have no idea about the leadership quality and also to face interview.
“After completion of my studies I have to face various interview to get job, so with this program it will be helpful to me”, said Kinley.
From film making group Deki Tshomo 13 from Sarpang Middle Secondary School said that she learnt about the capturing of scene, stop motion to make film and even how to cooperate each other amongst the group.
She said that before joining this program she doesn’t have any idea about the film making. “Now I will be able to teach to my friends in my School who do not know about this film making”, said Deki.
One of the parents Mr. Sonam Tshering 38 said that it is very fruitful because they learnt many new things. Unlike in the schools this program will encourage our children with reading habit even they have time to interact with new friends. If these programs have not been organized, our children will waste their time just by watching television at home. “But the time duration is very short for our children to engage”, he added.
Meanwhile, more than 200 youths from age ranges from seven to 14 have participated for the three weeks program.