Youth experiencing the inexperienced things!!!-
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if listen, you may learn something new”.-Dalai Lama
With the support from UNICEF through Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy and under the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative’s (SJI) supervision towards youth opportunities (internship program for two months) to work in the community, especially at Menchari village under Orong Gewog was magnificent. It was privilege to reach the unreached and experience the inexperienced in any subject matter. As students, we only had conceptual and theoretical knowledge on business environment, but having undertaken practical sensitization on financial literacy at Menchari and to other groups (five vegetable groups and a craft group) under the guidance of SJI, we have gained holistic knowledge and enhanced our mind set in terms of responsibility, sense of belongingness and to be active citizen.
Confined class room learning is not enough for us, be it in the job market or personal level. Exposure through SJI in terms of hands-on experience or skills such as organic agriculture, zero waste craft skills and visit to lead farmers was an inspiring. In general, we developed self responsibility, initiation, and inspired working for deprived community. We are indeed satisfied and hoping for such experiences again.