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Sewa International holds Bhutanese Youth Heritage Camp

October 2016
Sewa International holds Bhutanese Youth Heritage Camp

Sewa International held a one-day camp in Norcross, GA for the youth of Bhutanese heritage on September 10, 2016.

A sizable number of youth of Bhutanese origin attended the event and participated in the important topics related to Bhutanese and Nepalese culture, history, challenges within the community, and also talks about personality development, leadership, and instilling pride and a sense of identity in community youths.

Speakers were invited from various fields, and a panel discussion was hosted for kids. Local leaders and community members participated. Local government officials, educators, students from Emory and Georgia Tech enrolled in Law and PhD programs helped with participation and conducting of the session. Several high school students also participated and organized ice breaker games and assisted with the leadership workshop.

This was an excellent opportunity for kids to voice their opinion about Bhutanese culture, challenges in school and families, and discussions about identity.

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Manhar ji, who teaches at Emory University’s Lifelong Learning Institute and is VP of Chinmaya Mission Atlanta. Clarkston City Mayor Mr. Ted Terry and Dr. Raghu ji, President of Chinmaya Mission, were guests for the concluding session.

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