DHARAMSALA, Jan 24: The Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) launched Manjushri Educational Services(MES) 25 STEM storybooks in Tibetan language today at the Lha Charitable Trust’s Ahimsa House hall, Mcleod Ganj
The Education Kalon(Minister) of the CTA, Dr Pema Yangchen attended the event as the Chief Guest and launched the MES’ 25 STEM storybooks in the Tibetan language.
The education Kalon, in her address, applauded MES for introducing STEM storybooks in Tibetan for Tibetan children and said that storytelling is the best method to teach children.
She further took a keen interest in MES’ early baby crèche improvement project and the Children’s library.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. and STEM books make learning science and technology fun for children. They are also considered highly beneficial books for young and growing minds of children.
These books were published in collaboration with Pratham Books, a leading publisher of children’s books in India, & the project was generously funded by The Tibet Fund.
The event was also graced by the Tibet Fund’s Deputy Program Director Sherab Woeser, Directors and Principals of Tibetan education institutes as well.
Maths and science being a subject that many Tibetan students lag behind, Jamyang Gyaltsen, MES’ advisor said that he hopes the STEM storybooks in the Tibetan language will address to the Tibetan children’s weakness in Science and Math subject.
MES maintains that this is a maiden effort to publish STEM storybooks in the Tibetan community. Their child-friendly and well-illustrated children’s books in the Tibetan language are aimed at improving the quality of Early Literacy and Early Childhood Care & Education in the exile Tibetan community.
With these objectives, MES, a non-profit NGO promoting Early Literacy and Early Childhood Care & Education since its establishment in 2015, has distributed free children books in the Tibetan language across 70 Tibetan schools in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Its latest publication is the 2500 STEM storybooks in the Tibetan language; 1000 copy each of the 25 books.