Geneva: The Office of Tibet (OOT) based in Geneva also known as the Tibet Bureau, held a daylong workshop on Tibet and Central Tibetan Administration for participants of the Swiss-Tibetan Summer Camp on Friday, 30 July 2021.
The daylong interactive workshop was aimed at creating greater awareness on the political status of Tibet. The workshop covered a wide range of topics including Tibet’s historic political events and the current situation inside Tibet since China’s illegal occupation. The workshop also included a session on Introduction to the Central Tibetan Administration and its flagship policy: the Middle Way Approach (Umaylam). The workshop was conducted by Kalden Tsomo of the Tibet Bureau Geneva.
The summer camp for Tibetan children in Switzerland is being organized by the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 27 July to 02 August 2021 at RIPA International Buddhist Center. A total of 55 Switzerland-based Tibetan children enrolled in the summer camp. During the week-long program, students are introduced and encouraged for digging deeper into their Tibetan roots by learning Tibetan language, history, and Buddhist philosophy.
Citing one of the founding objectives of the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, preserving Tibetan culture and identity, “It is more crucial than ever to educate Tibetan new generation” about rich Tibetan culture and history, Tibetan language, in particular, said Tsewang Munsel, Director for the community’s weekend schools. The objective of the summer camp was to bring interested Tibetan children across Switzerland together into a Tibetan-speaking friendly environment and inculcate them with necessary Tibet pertinent skills and information, added Tsewang Munsel.
This is the second Tibetan language summer camp organized by the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The first summer camp took place in 2019. There are currently 20 Tibetan weekend schools in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.