Dzongkha Language Session – Pilot Project

We extend our warm greetings to our community members and hope everyone is keeping safe, sound and healthy.

ABPI is pleased to inform our community members that the much awaited Dzongkha classes has just begun last weekend at the Drukpa Perth Initiative Centre (DPI) on pilot basis.

ABPI also like to acknowledge the views and concerns expressed by our members on this program, and thank them for making their voices heard by us. Our community can become strong and vibrant only when we have such feedbacks and wholesome support from everyone.

To clarify some of the concerns and doubts of our members, ABPI would like to share that this initiative was initially started by a group of parents and enthusiasts, including the teacher. To this end, they have created a WeChat group and a website to enrol their kids interested to learn Dzongkha.

As this initiative has been one of the objectives already pursued by ABPI and seeing the larger interest of the Bhutanese community, ABPI has agreed to take the lead and work closely with the leaders and representatives of the parents.

It must be noted that the current sessions at the DPI Centre are being held in temporary basis until we find appropriate classrooms with proper facilities that are conducive for teaching and learning.

To provide fairness, equity and justice to all the children, we are exploring venues both in the south and the north, and additional language teacher to take the classes.

Meanwhile, the ABPI is also actively pursuing with the Royal Government of Bhutan on the possibility of sending a Dzongkha teacher to Perth as announced earlier in our Facebook page.

Therefore, ABPI would like to invite all our parents to kindly register their kids (5years and above) for the Dzongkha classes. Please register through this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/u/3/d/1zyB4bMQcAtbqME6EtHX6ywcL9_jd9R_UgDbGXsg7Frg/edit?usp=drive_open&ths=true

This registration is different from the list that we collected to the HM’s secretariat through the RBE, Bangkok.

We are looking forward for your continued support to make this initiative a success.

With best regards,

President
ABPI
17 November 2018