Visit by counselors to the schools to provide counseling services to the students is one among many activities conducted by the education department under its Outreach Counseling Program.
According to a report by CTA media- Tibet Net, the target group for counseling are grades VI – XII. The counselors stay in the school for three to six days depending on the level of the school be it senior secondary, secondary and middle school.
"Counselors from the head office in Dharamshala are visiting schools in north and northeastern Tibet, while resident counselors in the branch Guidance and Counseling Office located in Mundgod in southern Indian state of Karnataka visit schools in central and southern part of the country," the report said.
"DOE staff, Ms. Pema Norkyi and Ms. Tenzin Paldon will counsel students of CST Mussoorie, THF Mussoorie and STS Dickyiling from August 26 – Sept 10, 2013. During this period, the counselors hold classroom guidance, meet students one on one for individual counseling and hold group counseling in the evening.
They also conduct psychological tests such as career interest inventory, multiple intelligence tests and scientific aptitude test. The topics for counselling range from self awareness to career planning, scholarship, college admission process etc.
The resident counsellors at DOE Guidance branch office in Mundgod begins their visit program to school in Central & Southern India from August 26,2013.
Prior to this, the counselors visited CST Dholanji, CST Shimla and STS Chauntra from 29 April – 18 May. After that they counselled student of CST Dalhousie and Mewoen Tsuklag Petoen School Dharamsala from 12 – 23 August."
A total of 1185 students had access to the counseling services and benefited from the visit to schools.