For the youth
Having taught for almost 17 years, Tshering feels immense pride when he comes across former students serving in government, corporate and private agencies. But it also pains him to see some of them struggling and jobless.
“There’s been numerous interventions in the education sector, but its success has not been tested,” said Tshering, 45, who began teaching in 2001 at Tangmachhu Middle Secondary School.
“There are too many programs being injected into schools, and the final burden falls on teachers.” Tshering hopes to rationalise changes in the education sector and continue working for the benefit of Bhutan’s youth if he gets elected as a candidate from Zhemgang’s Panbang constituency.
In 2013 general elections, he lost to the then labour minister of DPT, Dorji Wangdi, by a margin of 42 votes as PDP candidate.
Tshering went back to teaching at the newly established Losel Gyatsho Academy private school in Gelephu, which he also helped manage until 2016.
This time round, as a DNT candidate, he is hopeful and senses strong support from the community for change.
“What I like about DNT is that it is a party of ordinary people,” Tshering said. “Most of us are the choice of the people and not placed or pulled by the powerful.”
Name : Tshering Age : 45 Years Constituency : Panbang, Zhemgang Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Phone : 17753283 Qualification : Master of Arts in Economics, University of Pune, India, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Sherubtse College
Professional background : Educationist, School manager
Tshering also feels a strong urge to utilise his knowledge in economics to alleviate poverty in Zhemgang, considered the poorest dzongkhag.
Tshering said there is a need to provide better options to the people, otherwise democracy could be highjacked by the more established and powerful.
“I have been and will always be guided by the community,” he said.
There are too many programmes being injected into schools, and the final burden falls on teachers.”