The concept of the model school will be oriented towards the Indian state curriculum and simultaneously promote practical knowledge taught in various courses and workshops.
A model school for Kalimpong
Furthermore, it will put much emphasis on the cultural background of the students and will integrate Buddhist ethics and knowledge in the classes and daily school life.
The education concept of KCE in brief
- boarding school for lay boys and girls from class 1 to class 10
- in a pleasant family atmosphere
- general education based on the Indian educational system
- age-appropriate introduction into Buddhism
- languages: Nepali, English, Tibetan
- Western volunteer guest teachers from different backgrounds and with various skills will hold workshops in
- music/traditional instruments
Aims and objectives of this education
The overall aim for this educational concept is to train and promote each student according to his natural abilities and talents.
As this training will be complemented with a relevant contemporary curriculum, students will receive a government recognized diploma at the end of their schooling.
Moreover, the students will have acquired various language skills as well as practical skills in several fields and have received traditional trainings in and thereby have gained a sound knowledge in different buddhist subjects.
Afterwards, students can choose to pursue their studies at a Buddhist University (Shedra), enter any Buddhist community, transfer to a higher secondary school or begin their working life.
A Meeting Point for East and West
Another important part of education at Gyalwa Karmapa's new school will be provided by guest teachers from abroad. Under their guidance, students will have the opportunity to deepen their newly acquired English language skills as well as participate in various workshops. In this way, students can gain an insight into practical subjects such as handicrafts, healthcare, organic agriculture, sport and the field of the arts.