A team of experts from the Initiatives of Change, an International NGO

A team of experts from the Initiatives of Change, an International NGO, New Delhi (photo courtesy: Gen Jampa)

23rd March 2015: Few members of the International NGO, Initiatives of Change (http://www.iofc.org/) including three Tibetans namely Karma Phuntsok Namgyal, Tashi and Damkho Wangyal visited our school and gave a workshop and a life changing talk to the students of class XII. The team, which was comprised of individuals from different nationalities had been giving such workshops at various Tibetan schools all over India. Our senior English teacher Miss. Jampa Dolma la, who had once been a proud member of this NGO welcomed the team on behalf of the school and gave an introductory speech.  She also gave a brief introduction of the NGO.

On the very outset, the team  staged a short skit emphasizing on the importance of seeing the changes within oneself before seeing the changes in others, which was of course the main vision and aim of the NGO. During the presentation talk, some of the members also shared their personal stories, which was not that much different from any normal Tibetan students. Through their personal story, they tried to tell the students and the teachers to be the change one wants to see in others.

This program had been a part of the project that Tibetan Non-Profit Organization, Empowering the Vision based in New Delhi (http://www.empoweringvision.org/)had initiated. Mr. Karma and Damkho being a part of this International NGO, Initiatives of Change had started their own Facebook page, Am I the type of Tibetan, future Tibet needs? (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Am-I-the-type-of-Tibetan-future-Tibet-needs/647547145351527?pnref=lhc). They had created this page to provide platform for the younger generation to create new change and be the new change. This also calls for leadership and coming out to bring new positive changes for a better future.

The audience, who were all senior students were highly inspired by the speakers who were all young themselves had carried out such initiatives.  After the presentation, there was interaction among the speakers and the students. Finally Miss. Tenzin Deyang la, senior English teachers gave a vote of thanks to all the resource persons for their time and presentation. A big round of applause was given for them.