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NGX.tibet-2013Dharamshala: - The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in collaboration with 'National Geographic Explorer' will start a new progamme in exiled Tibetan Schools, near Dharamshala, India.

"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, Mr Gyaltsen, Science Education Officer for DoE said in a statement issued on June 14, 2013.

According to the department, "It is a holistic and integrated programme with a broader mission to increase global understanding and promote conservation of our planet through exploration research and education."

"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 the statement.

Gyaltsen said that "a 2-day workshop on NGX Programme will be organized by the Department of Education at College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah on June 22 and 23, 2013."

"Honourable Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, who is also Kalon for the Education Department will grace the inaugural function of the workshop on June 22, 2013," said Gyaltsen.

"This programme with be conducted in five Tibetan schools (viz., TCV Suja, TCV Chauntra, STS Chauntra, STS Paonta Sahib and Mevon Petoen Tsuglak School) in year 2013-14 benefiting over 2000 students," he further added.

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