The Canadian government has announced to grant a $5.4 Million fund for the education of Tibetan Youths. The announcement was made by MP Arif Virani on behalf of the government of Canada in the presence of Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan Administration earlier last week at Parkdale Centre for Innovation.
The funding according to the official report by Central Tibetan Administration will be used through a five year project called as Enhancement of the Education and Resilience of Tibetan Youth by supporting the existing Tibetan education system in India and Nepal comprised of around 70 schools hosting 22,000 Tibetan children.
“The funding is for a five-year project -Enhancement of the Education and Resilience of Tibetan Youth that will contribute to building the capacity of the Tibetan education system in India and Nepal which includes 70 schools and a current enrollment of approximately 22,000 students. The project that will be implemented by Agriteam Canada, in cooperation with the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), and build on the achievements of the Improving Education Quality and Learning for Tibetan Children project in India and Nepal (project that ran from 2015 to 2017).” said the report on November 20.
The report also added that the ‘Enhancement of the Education and Resilience of Tibetan Youth’ project will address the need to improve academic achievement through an enhanced gender-responsive teaching practices that promote cultural and linguistic preservation and better prepare Tibetan youth for the transition to work and post-secondary education.