On our last trip to Dehradun our Office Manager, Tashi Wangchuk took us on a side trip to the Vocational Training Centre, part of Tibetan Children's Village, where he himself attended school. Here we were introduced to a very talented group of young people. These young people are learning valuable skills such as Secretarial and Computer Education, Solar Energy, Automoblile Mechanics, Carpentry, Food service, so many important skills to creating a future for themselves.
We were excited to make this connection for many reasons:
In the very near future with the building in Jiagon and the continuous growth of SHS in Delhi we will be involved with a variety of projects which will require many different skills. It is our hope to offer internships and possible future employment to these bright young people, those who are interested, and have the skills to help with these ongoing projects.
|With Tashi's teacher and adviser, Madam Choezom discussing possible internship programs|
Because it is also an important goal of SHS to preserve the Tibetan Culture. Making a connection with these young, educated, passionate, Tibetan's, can help us work toward this goal. By providing fresh input, energy, and their skills around the present and future needs of the Tibetan community.
|Don't miss the Lhasa license plate|
Here we are with our wonderful hosts and that is Michael, our visiting English teacher that accompanied us on our travels
|Potala Painting on hood of the "Coolest Car Ever"|
The Coolest Car ever this car was a class project. The amazing thing about this is that the Auto mechanic shop instructor is teaching not only how to build, Fix and repair things but how to do it by using recycled parts or fabricating their own.
|One Student's solar water heating project that is being used by the school|
In the Solar Education Dept they are able to build and install large scale solar water heaters and much more I am sure. Tibetan Children's Village in Suja. and in Dasa are only two of the places they have installed their work.
And to top the visit off we were treated to a very special lunch prepared and served by the students of the food and beverage department, here they are training to work in the high end Hotel and Restaurant industry. The lunch and service was perfect!