The Tibetan Student Entrepreneurship Club held its closing ceremony on Thursday at Upper TCV School. The chief guest of the ceremony was the Executive Program Officer of TED, Mr. Tenzin Khenrab and other dignitaries present at the ceremony were the Director of TCV School Administration, Mr. Ngodup Wangdue, Assistant Head Mistress of the Senior Section School, Ms. Dolma Yangzom and TED Student Program Officer, Mr. Tenzin Norsang.

TED Executive program Officer, Mr. Tenzin Khenrab gave an inspiring talk on the importance of entrepreneurship in community and shared examples of entrepreneurs from Tibetan community to highlight the positive impacts of entrepreneurship education.

The Tibetan Student Entrepreneurial Club is first of its kind in the Tibetan Schools and it has been in function since April 2015. The program was attended by students of class 10 to 12 including the senior staff and teachers of Upper TCV School.

Four groups of 41 student members of the Entrepreneurial club presented their business ideas and plans with a prototype of their products. Seven student members shared their experiences and learnings from the Entrepreneurial club. Some of the business ideas showcased were very innovative and proved that the student entrepreneurial club had a strong and positive impact on the students.

The program concluded with presentation of awards and certificates to all the club members.

TED Student Entrepreneurship program aims to educate the Tibetan students about entrepreneurship by supporting the various Tibetan school administrations in inculcating the CBSE entrepreneurship elective into the school curriculum and also introduce an extra-curricular activity such as the entrepreneurial club in the schools. TED has formulated the model for the entrepreneurial club in collaboration with the student consultants of the University of Maryland, Washington.

TED is an initiative of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) aiming to mobilize and amplify Tibetan entrepreneurial spirit by fostering, nurturing, accelerating value-add connections and celebrating entrepreneurship. TED aims to affect the profound transformation of the Tibetan community in-exile with its role as a mobilizer of the Tibetan entrepreneurial spirit to partake in global opportunities and contribute to the community’s economic well-being. In doing so, TED aims to support existing businesses’ expansion and sustainability, as well as convert high-potential youth business ideas into successful ventures.