Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development (TED), an initiative of the Department of Finance, organised the first Student Entrepreneurial Club session for the year 2016 at Upper TCV School. The TED student entrepreneurship program aims to educate the Tibetan Students about entrepreneurship and the importance of it to the Tibetan community.

The session was led by Senior Section Business Teacher Tenzin Phentok who is the in-charge of the Club for the year and TED Student Program Officer Tenzin Norsang. In the first session the students were given information about the year’s plan and information about the various activities for the year. The club members and the TED program officer Tenzin Norsang discussed briefly about Social Entrepreneurship and the importance of it. This year the club consists of 32 students. Few activities included in the plan of action for the year are; motivational talks by successful entrepreneurs, creativity and innovation games and activities, Self-awareness tests, business plan creation and presentation and many more interesting and impactful activities.

TED is a conceptualised initiative of the Department of Finance, 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.