TIBETAN CHILDREN'S VILLAGE SCHOOL, CHAUNTRA
The School at Patlikuhl with over 600 children majority of whom are orphans and destitute was routinely threatened by fierce flooding specially during monsoon due to the change of course of the River Beas. With the State Government declaring the region as flood "Danger Zone", we were left with no option but to evacuate and relocate the school to a new facility before any serious tragedy occurred.Much awaited project at Chauntra, 80 km away from Dharamsala was started on early 2000.
Tibetan Children’s Village School, Chauntra is located in Himachal Pradesh in Mandi District. It is situated in an area of nearly15 acres of land. His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated and blessed the school on 24th November, 2004. Like any other TCV schools, TCV Chauntra is a residential co-educational school with clear set missions and goals to be accomplished. In fact, it functions under the guidance and supervision of TCV Head Office located in Dharansala Cantt. (H.P.)
Homes & Hostels:
All the children are divided into 14 Homes and two Hostels. Each Home accommodates on an average 50 children who are taken care of by one Home mother. Under her care and guidance, children learn practical lessons on various household chores in a Home. The Hostels are meant for the senior boys and girls. 110 students stay in one hostel with a hostel warden and a matron to look after them.
Academic Subjects & Co-Curricular Activities:
TCV School, Chauntra is a Secondary school with classes from Montossorie to X grade. It has got affiliation to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in 2007. The first batch of class X will sit in the All India Secondary Examination in March 2009.
Subjects of learning:
Like in any other schools, our children learn Tibetan, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. A great emphasis is being made on the child-centered methodology of learning against the traditional teacher-centered methods. In addition to these, they also learn painting, dance& music, computer, art of debating, Buddhist dialectics, and games & sports.