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Tibetan-work-shop-2015Dharamshala -- The first of two Early Grade Reading Workshops for Primary Teachers is underway in Dharamshala.

Organised by the Central Tibetan Administration's Department of Education, over 30 teachers are taking part in the first session which began on May 24 and runs until May 29. The second session runs from May 30 to June 2.

The participants are from Tibetan schools under the control of the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA), Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (STSS), Tibetan Children's Villages (TCVs), Tibetan Homes Foundation (THF), Snow Lion Foundation, Nepal (SLF) and Munsel School, Spiti.

The Department of Education has organised Early Grade Reading Workshops since 2014 in an effort to improve the academic learning, language development and intellectual development of early graders. Thus far, approximately 200 primary teachers have taken part in these types of workshops.

The current workshops are overseen by Professor Krishna Kumar and Dr Latika Gupta from Delhi University. It is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development through The Tibet Fund.

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