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NGX workshop-2013Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay addressing the participants of the workshopDharamshala: On June 22-23 2013, Department of Education organized a two day seminar at College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah on the National Geographic Explorer Programme. Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay addressed the workshop which was attended by Science and English teachers from 5 Tibetan schools viz., TCV Suja, TCV Chauntra, STS Paonta Sahib, STS Chantra and Movon Petoen Tsuglak School.

Earlier this year, on June 14th, Mr Gyaltsen, Science Education Officer for DoE said "The Department of Education (DoE) of CTA, in collaboration with National Geographic Explorer (NGX) Programme, USA will be starting a year-round school-based Science, Environmental Science and English Learning Programme for class VI to X students from July 2013 under its USAID Projects".

In his inaugural address, Dr. Lobsang Sangay said that "education for Tibetan children serves a greater purpose than just preparing them for their careers." He emphasized the need to provide quality education to nurture our children who are 'Future Seeds of Tibet'.

The speakers who are also to train the teachers conducting this program in the local schools, Ms. Lata Vasvani and Ms. Poova Kasinathan were invited from Mumbai and Singapore respectively. The workshop also helped the participants to gauge an understanding of the nature of the teaching materials provided by National Geographic and the means to adapting them in their everyday classroom activities, like children's magazines and online teaching resources.

"NGX Programme has benefited more than 2 million children across 13 countries in terms of improving children's proficiency in English and knowledge in Science. This programme uses high-quality 21st century materials for teaching recognized as amongst the best for its content accuracy and research," said a statement issues in June 2013.

National Geographic Explorer (NGX) Programme is an innovative school-based Science, Environmental Science and English learning programme that will start from July 2013.  It is also a holistic and integrated programme with a broader mission to increase global understanding and promote conservation of our planet through exploration research and education.

The NGX Programme has benefited over 2 million children across 13 countries by improving children's proficiency in English and knowledge in Science.

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