One teacher one child program launched
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched the report on the National Reading Year 2015 and One Teacher One Child Initiatives 2015 in Yangchenphu HSS yesterday.
Speaking at the launch Lyonchhen said: “9th December 2014 has huge significance: it was on this day His Majesty the King took over the sacred responsibility”
His Majesty the King launched the Reading Programme on 9th December 2014. The National Reading Programme 2015 was initiated to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of our beloved Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
Speaking at the launch Lyonchhen said , “Being a small landlocked country with limited resources, the main resource we have is our citizens which is also very less. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we prepare and build our society. For that, it is essential for us to build our children who are our ultimate future.”
The true apparatus to measure the real learning in our children is through reading while academic results are a qualifying certificate. In order for us to enhance the knowledge of our citizens, it is necessary to promote readings books. Reading’s books gives us immense knowledge: we get to learn rich experiences of others, Lyonchhen added.
Under one teacher one child programme - personal initiatives of Lyonchhen, each teacher took up the guardianship of one or more students and provided support in improving academic and behavioral change during school hrs. This initiative has benefited a total of 4447 students under the guardianship of 2668.
The Minister for Education, Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa, Thimphu Dzongdag Tshewang Rinzin and officials from the Ministry of Education attended the launch.