Tuesday 2015/03/31

Radio / Youth & Education

Pema Dechen Gorap invites guests to discuss topics of interest to young people in this live call-in radio program every Thursday.

  • Schedule: Thursdays
  • Local Time: 1000
  • UTC Time: 1400
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Listen: MP3

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March 28, 2015

Networking with Youth is Important and Rewarding, says Tsochung

Interview with Tenzin Tsochung, Youth & Sports Coordinator of Gangjong Choedenling Tibetan Cultural Center in Toronto, Canada. Tsochung said that their center organizes regular programs on youth leadership, social and political volunteering opportunities, and that over two hundred young people, age 10-25 participate enthusiastically. Tsochung added that working with youth is successful if the programs gear to their needs and expectations.


March 20, 2015

Treating Aids and Other Infectious Diseases

Interview with Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Sonam Topgyal, from Seattle, Washington, D.C. Dr. Topgyal stresses the importance of prevention of AIDS and other infectious diseases by observing healthy habits and timely check-ups. He says that the most infectious disease in the Tibetan community is still Tuberculosis followed by Hepatitis B. Dr. Topgyal highly recommends everyone, age 13 and above, to take one test for HIV in their life.


February 23, 2015

Tradition of Dre-kar Performance on Special Occasions: Tibetan New Year

Lobsang Samten, Artistic Director of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala explains that the auspicious Drekar performance is widely performed on New Year as well as at enthronements and weddings. Since this year, February 19, happens to be the first day of Tibetan Wood-Sheep year, the program includes two versions of Drekar performance, one by TIPA and another during a local drekar function in Nepal.


February 12, 2015

Fulfilling Dream at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Interview with Tenzin Dolma, a young Tibetan graduate who is enrolled in a ten-month program to study in Hungary on all aspects of human rights. Dolma said that she is thrilled and most grateful to be studying at the University and knows first-hand what it means to struggle to get her dreams fulfilled since she had to ask her friends and family through facebook for donations to cover her airfare and other expenses to get to Hungary, even after her admission was confirmed. She hopes to serve the Tibetan community in some way and is most happy to share her story to inspire other young peers.


February 05, 2015

Bi-lingual Education on the Rise

Interview with Nawang Phuntsog, Associate Professor, Fullerton State University, S.CA. on his research work and observation on bi-lingual education. Phuntsog said that he found Tibetan children, transitioning from Tibetan into English in grade 6, facing certain problems in the beginning but doing quite well after a year. He recommends better preparation and lesson plans for the program to succeed. Drawing from his teaching experiences, the Professor said that it is not difficult for children to learn two or three languages at the same time, and in fact, parents and teachers should encourage them to do so, for the children’s future prospects.


January 29, 2015

Developing and Maintaining Sino-Tibetan Grass-root Relationship

Interview with Kunga Tashi, China Analyst, and Chinese Liaison Officer at the Office of Tibet, Washington, D.C. Tashi, who is leaving the post next month, says that it is truly important that Tibetans get to know Chinese and understand their thoughts and ideas, in order to establish a mutually –beneficial relationship towards solving the Tibet issue. Tashi said that making effort to work with Chinese takes know-how, expertise on Tibetan issues and standpoints, patience and refraining from getting too emotional. Tashi said that young Tibetans do have the opportunity and the capability to help develop and maintain good relationship with their Chinese counterparts.


January 22, 2015

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

Interview with Tenzin Tsetan, President, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, MN, and Rinzin, Host, Table Talk, VOA Tibetan Service on President’s January 20 State Of The Union. Tsetan said that he particularly liked the part of the address where the President highlighted the progress in US economy, and the price of gas going down. Rinzin gives 8 or 9 out of 10 marks for the President’s address. He said that the President was most confident in bringing forth his proposals but he said that he agrees with other analysts that the President knows fully well that many of these proposals are not going to be taken up by the republican-controlled Congress. On the President’s proposal for a free 2-year Community College for eligible students, Tsetan said that he is for quality and not quantity in higher education, and so does not much appreciate that, while Rinzin said that many Tibetan-Americans will be beneficiary of such programs along with health and medical programs.

Pema Dechen Gorap  invites young Tibetans to discuss topics of interest to Tibetan youth in this live call-in radio program. Listeners can call in and participate in the show every Thursday. Emails are always welcome and will be addressed on upcoming shows. Contact youth & education at youngtibetans@voanews.com


To participate in the Live Show from Tibet and China, Call:108888 - 866 - 837 - 5159 and from elsewhere around the world, Call: + 1- 202 - 619-3774
 

  • Schedule: Thursdays
  • Local Time: 1000
  • UTC Time: 1400
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Listen: MP3

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