Refugees to receive online degree

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Sept 22: Youth Friendly Centre (YFC), a program implemented by CARITAS Nepal, has managed to have online degree from Canada-based Respect University

YFC has managed a room with six internet connected computers in Damak, Jhapa.

Refugees who have completed Higher Secondary education can join online degree on various subjects on their choice. It is said that regular classes will begin from this month where students can select any of the 2-3 year degree and 3-6 months diploma courses.

The courses offered are Basic Accounting, Basic Mathematics, Democracy, Women Empowerment, Persuasive Writing, Journalism, ESL, Media/Mass Communication, International Human Rights Law, Human Rights, Job Interviewing and CV writing, Large and Small Scale Industry Management, Project Management (Development), among others.

Students will receive every matter online and by post.

Father Peter Jong Lepcha, Program Coordinator for YFC informed BNS that home works for starting the class has completed.

Respect University will also issue merit certificates upon completion of the course. The University encourages refugees, internally displaced, war victims and armed conflict victim students who have left their studies in Higher Secondary level to join degree level.

CARITAS Nepal has been providing education for Bhutanese refugees since 1992. It operates pre-primary to secondary level school within Camps and supports partially to the Higher Secondary level students for their studies.

Besides Academic Programs, CARITAS Nepal implements disability programs for physically and mentally disabled persons, Child Play Centre, Spoken English Class, vocational trainings, among others.

By Dadi Ram Antim/BNS
Beldangi, Jhapa.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Posted on 26 September 2009

    Sept 26: Resettled Bhutanese refugees in different parts of United States of America have decided to celeberate great Hindu festival Dashain on our traditional style.We almost 17,000 refugees have been resettled in USA are doing preparations for the celebration of Dashain festival in different states.

    Resettled Bhutanese Texas are celebrating the festival by organising get together program on Sunday,expected the estimated eighty families in a hall are participating it. In other states also the member of the Bhutanese Community are organising the function in same way.They will perform Durga Puja and also organised cultural show which specialised the importence in the hall.

    Similarly refugees in Tucson city of Arizona State are also celebrating the festival on the same day,in estimated of four hundred people are having get together there.

    Being busy in the work also Bhutanese community in Kentucky is celebrating the festival by organizing three days Durga Puja and Teeka offering function from September 26-28,2009 in Louisville along with various cultural performances being conducting.

    Similarly in Chicago, North Dakota, Utah, Georgia and in other states people are organising the Puja and Teeka to receive blessing in a different different styles. Here in New York City of New York State we are celebrating like how we used to celebrate in Nepal i.e. in traditional style.

    Lastly I request Youth Friendly Centre Caritas and Dadi Ram Antim to disseminate this message to all our Bhutanese members of Caritas, All Camp Schools and YFC members in all the camps to celebrate our most important festival peacefully without creating disorder in the Camp like celebrating here in USA. Also Share A HAPPY VIJAYA DASHAMI AND UPCOMING DEEPAWALI WISHES TO ALL READERS, VIEWERS AND ALL DEVOTEES OF OUR CULTURE OF THE CAMPS.

    Prabhu Chimoriya
    636 East 231st Street #3B
    Bronx, New York,USA

  2. Posted on 26 September 2009

    Sept 26: Resettled Bhutanese refugees in different parts of United States of America have decided to celeberate great Hindu festival Dashain on our traditional style.We almost 17,000 refugees have been resettled in USA are doing preparations for the celebration of Dashain festival in different states.

    Resettled Bhutanese Texas are celebrating the festival by organising get together program on Sunday,expected the estimated eighty families in a hall are participating it. In other states also the member of the Bhutanese Community are organising the function in same way.They will perform Durga Puja and also organised cultural show which specialised the importence in the hall.

    Similarly refugees in Tucson city of Arizona State are also celebrating the festival on the same day,in estimated of four hundred people are having get together there.

    Being busy in the work also Bhutanese community in Kentucky is celebrating the festival by organizing three days Durga Puja and Teeka offering function from September 26-28,2009 in Louisville along with various cultural performances being conducting.

    Similarly in Chicago, North Dakota, Utah, Georgia and in other states people are organising the Puja and Teeka to receive blessing in a different different styles. Here in New York City of New York State we are celebrating like how we used to celebrate in Nepal i.e. in traditional style.
    Also I would like to say all Bhutanese Students to give blessing and receive blessing from Fr.Varkey Caritas because he is our real father who provides educational support to all of us by begging himself to make our life brighter with education which works in resettlement.SO I PRAY GODDESS DURGA AND WISH Fr.VARKEY TO HAVE HIS LONG LIFE WITHOUT BEING DISTURBED ON HIS WAY so that in turn will our student get continuous support.

    Lastly I request Youth Friendly Centre Caritas and Dadi Ram Antim to disseminate this message to all our Bhutanese members of Caritas, All Camp Schools and YFC members in all the camps to celebrate our most important festival peacefully without creating disorder in the Camp like celebrating here in USA. Also Share A HAPPY VIJAYA DASHAMI AND UPCOMING DEEPAWALI WISHES TO ALL READERS, VIEWERS AND ALL DEVOTEES OF OUR CULTURE OF THE CAMPS.

    Prabhu Chimoriya
    636 East 231st Street #3B
    Bronx, New York,USA

  3. Chimoriyajee! you took the opportunity in the haste and would bulldoze about the cultural artefacts amist the news coverage on the educational sector. Comments on this specific news or your personal opinion would be appreciated instead of your long message on deviated agenda.
    I understand you served the camp for a memorable timing and your emotional attachment to the fellow wishers dired to write this up.
    You could have mentioned that such online degree is a need of time and situation. Due to impergnated circumstances in the messy camp, this could give an eye-opener to the technological advancement and our own folks would be benefited.
    Such online programs may reduce the frauds and other illegical practice among our younger generations.
    Ofcourse the involvement of CARITAS Nepal will surely add scents in the karat of gold to make it complete.