The Department of Health, CTA is organising a four-day workshop on Adolescent Health for teaching and teaching staff of Tibetan schools at Bylakuppe from 24 – 27 December.

A total of over 40 members including teachers, counselors and nurses from nine Tibetan schools in South India are participating in the workshop. Some of the schools represented were SOS Bylakuppe, Sambhota middle schools and Sera School.

Chief guest of the inaugural ceremony were member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Samten Chodon, trainers of Time Expression India, Uma Sharma and Ritu Sharma.

Introducing the workshop, Deputy Secretary, Mingyur Youdon said that adolescent health awareness campaigns has become one of the major undertakings of the Health department.

“We have successfully organised similar workshop for parents and guardians of students at Upper TCV school. Soon we will be holding awareness workshop for Tibetan schools in the eastern region,” she said.

Chief guest Samten Chodon, Tibetan parliamentarian welcomed the timely initiative of the Department. She pointed that both teachers and parents have a role in supporting a healthy adolescence  for Tibetan children.

Trainer of the workshop, Umar Sharma gave a detailed presentation of the workshop curriculum and introduced the various Adolescent health related activities of Time Expression India.

The four days workshop entails discussion on managing emotional and behavioral problems in adolescent, adolesence communication, substance abuse and effective counselling by parents and staff.

The workshop is being funded by USAID.

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