Gyalshing, May 25 (IPR): The first training for the Nodal Teachers of Gyalshing district under “The Birds and Bees Talk” (TBBT) program was successfully conducted at the conference hall of Gyalshing District Zilla Panchayat Bhawan, Kyongsa today.
The event was organized by The Birds and the Bees Talk Sikkim which witnessed the participation of more than 100 teachers and 13 Red Ribbon Club Coordinators.
The event commenced with the welcoming of guests, Mr. Rajesh Thapa, Deputy Director (Education Department Gyalshing) and Mr. Phoor Tshering Lepcha, Assistant Director, Youth Affairs, (Sikkim State AIDS Control Society).
Ms. Uden Lhamu Bhutia, Senior State Lead, TBBT Sikkim highlighted the house on topics like Growing Up: Big Changes and Big Choices and Consent and Boundaries. She also took the participants through the journey of TBBT so far.
Similarly, Mr. Phoor Tshering Lepcha gave a brief presentation on the rising cases of HIV AIDS.
Concluding the programme, Mr. Rajesh Thapa encouraged the teachers to be a part of the programme and requested to take the initiative forward in schools. He also expressed gratitude, emphasizing on the importance of programs like TBBT in schools and mentioned how the students need a different approach wherein he stated that TBBT can meet the needed approach.
“The Birds and the Bees Talk” is a program under the spectrum of PLAN India that aims to reach 2 million adolescents across 6 North East states supported by Reckitt. The TBBT Programme has been implemented in 6 North East States (NES) of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
This Program aims to equip adolescent students with knowledge and skills that will help them make informed decisions; channel their curiosities in the right direction and to prepare them for an adulthood that is happy, healthy and safe. It also aims to build teacher capacities in understanding and imparting a curriculum that builds students’ critical thinking, decision making and analytical skills, in the most experiential and interactive way.