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Institutionalizing & building effective partnership

October 15th, 2016|Categories: News and Events|Tags: |

Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) has been an important traditional partner of SJI. The establishment of its Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) in 2011 is based on SJI’s research findings of 2010. CAT is recognized [...]

SJI engages educators from Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag: Rethinking Education

October 15th, 2016|Categories: News and Events|Tags: |

SJI engaged 96 educators of Samdrup Jongkhar dzongkhag, who were attending the dzongkhag level curriculum conference from 9-10 October, 2016 with the theme ‘Rethinking Education”. It is a nationwide initiative, a move that invited grass [...]

“We don’t value our gold but value what looks like gold from “Blueland”

October 15th, 2016|Categories: News and Events|Tags: |

The farming community has been safeguarding and developing the country’s bio-diversity for over hundreds of years. Dru-na-gu or nine food crops, namely rice, maize, wheat, barley, buckwheat, millets, pulses, oilseeds and amaranths, dominated the Bhutanese [...]

Even model waste reducers need a nudge from time to time!

October 14th, 2016|Categories: News and Events|Tags: |

Chokyi Gyatso Institute for Buddhist Studies (CGI) was the 1st model waste reducer in Samdrup Jongkhar (may be also in the country). In pursuing its Master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyenste Rinpoche’s vision, the 1st organic tshog [...]

Going beyond littering & collecting; starting with self & at home

October 13th, 2016|Categories: News and Events|

Cleaning campaign, installation of dustbins and construction of landfills are ultimately not the solution to combat an escalating threat of waste being generated mindlessly in a country like Bhutan; rather it has encouraged. On 8th [...]

Mindfulness Camp a Transformative Experience

January 15th, 2013|Categories: News and Events|

The 2013 Lhomon Education Mindfulness Camp for Bhutanese Educators took place at Jigme Namgyal Polytechnic, January 5-12, 2013, in Dewathang, southeastern Bhutan. Forty people from across Bhutan participated in the retreat, which was led by [...]