A group of six children from Chukha dzongkhag are leaving for Japan tomorrow morning. They will be attending the 15-day long youth exchange programme in Koga, southern Japan. Two officials will be escorting them. The programme is to provide young people exposure and broaden understanding of the global perspective. It is also intended to exchange culture.
Peldan Dorji, 10, a student of Wangchuk MSS told me that he doesn't know what he is going to do in Japan. "I am blank. But I am very excited to go there," he said.
Another participant, 12-year old Kuendrup Yangchen, a student of Phuentsholing LSS, said, "I have never seen aeroplane in my life, but I am excited that tomorrow I will be experiencing my life's first flight. I am very, very happy."
The programme is organized by the Department of Youth and Sports, MoE with financial support from the Japan government.