The youth-for-youth movement will see Golden Youth Award participants mentor at-risk youth in their schools. Such a move should have a positive impact on issues such as youth violence and crime.Read More »
Every monsoon we are reminded of how poor our sewerage systems are. A few minutes’ rain wreaks havoc in the streets and city corners far and near. Our roads literally flood because clogged city drains are not able to handle the amount of water when it comes. These are times when we get rain day in, day out, almost. The picture then is one of mayhem.Read More »
The country requires standard spellings for the names of dzongkhags, gewogs and chiwogs. Standardised spellings are important today as incorrect spellings can have legal implications.Read More »
Education is the bedrock of any country.
Therefore, efforts to further improve and solidify this foundation must be a constant activity.Read More »
As wild animals continue to attack crops, people in the villages are resorting to dangerous innovations to keep the marauding beasts at bay.Read More »
It’s no secret that we’re struggling to get our children and teenagers to read more.
We are trying. Efforts to build a large public library are underway. Efforts begun in last year’s Reading Year are hopefully being sustained.Read More »
Non-formal education (NFE), one of the most successful programmes that Bhutan launched to provide quality literacy and numeracy education to those who did not receive or complete formal education, is experiencing a worryingly high drop-out rate today.Read More »
Two stabbings in less than a week. One fatal. Should we be alarmed? We should. We’re a small society and two is too many.Read More »
It was central schools first. Now it is allowing boarding facilities in all schools, public and private. It has been a crazy run for the education ministry, all in the name of reforming the system.Read More »
The quality of public infrastructure in the country is a growing concern. Look at the roads in the urban centres and they have got a face and narrative of their own. And our highways are scarred with innumerable potholes that make for vastly cumbersome and risky driving.Read More »