Spiti School Visit
Feb 19 2022- Feb 26 2022
His Holiness the Dalai Lama always say, “Modern education is premised strongly on materialistic values. It is vital that when educating our children's brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature.” Just as the saying goes, the Secular Ethics department of Tong-Len strives it’s best to work on educating the hearts of the children to nurture their compassionate nature through raising awareness on the importance of ethical education and that too through a secular philosophy which being the Secular Ethics Philosophy proposed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, which can be applied to all, irrespective of differences of ethnicity and which also serves as a means to embrace our commonness rather than our differences.
The Secular Ethics team of Tong-Len proposed the Secular Ethics curriculum to the Spiti admins from 2021 mid-February and after their approval in July 2021 the curriculum of Universal Ethics in education by Ayur Gyan Nyas is accepted to follow in 73 school, government as well as private school. The curriculum was immediately started in the 73 schools of Spiti after a 2 days’ workshop on the curriculum from 2021 July 2 to 5.
Though the team followed up on the running of the curriculum through phone calls and video calls, but after much discussion, it was felt that an in person visit is very much needed for the teachers in Spiti for a better performance boost. So, after 7 months of curriculum being started in schools, the Secular Ethics team has planned in person visit and made a visit of 9 days in the Spiti region from 2022 February 19 to 26. The visit was also to address problems of the school teachers regarding the delivering of the curriculum in class and to inspect the schools with their progress in the curriculums and to check if they need any assistance from the developers. After evaluating the schools during the visit, it is found that the teachers and the children’s are very intrigued by curriculum and they believe that this is really helping them in developing themselves as a positive, compassionate and a kinder person.