DHARAMSHALA: At the invitation of the organisers of Global Vision for Young Tibetans Conference, Ms. Tenzin Nyima, Program Executive for Tibet Corps, spoke to forty-two Tibetan college graduates about the spirit of volunteerism in the Tibetan community. The conference, organised by ENVISION, was held at the Tibet Pavilion, Auroville in Pondicherry. The talk was followed by a question and answer session where the students spoke about their interest and experiences of serving in the community.
Ms Tenzin Nyima also attended and gave a talk at the Women’s Advanced Leadership Workshop organised by the Tibetan Women’s Association at New Delhi. She emphasised the significance of serving the community at this critical juncture in the Tibetan struggle. Twenty-six people including doctors, nurses, teachers, TWA staff and college students took part in the workshop.
At Zomsa Cafe in South Delhi on 26 December, Ms Tenzin Nyima spoke to about forty participants about the initiatives taken by the Central Tibetan Administration to inspire volunteer service towards the Tibetan community. The talk, attended by software engineers, nurse, graphic designer and researchers, was followed by a group discussion.
“Among the overall participants in all the programs, 20% are already serving our community, 40 % of the participants showed their interest in serving the community in the future,” Ms Tenzin Nyima said, emphasising that Tibet Corps offer unique opportunities for Tibetans abroad to learn about the structure and policies of the Tibetan administration by providing their expert service to the CTA.
Tibet Corps is a volunteer service initiative of the Central Tibetan Administration which encourages Tibetan professionals and talented Tibetans from the diaspora to come and use their skills to serve the Tibetan community. Since the inception of the program in April 2012, fifty-three Tibetan volunteers have served the Central Tibetan Administration and its branch offices via this program.
Originally published on January 2, 2016 by Tibet.net (link)