To foreigners, the Himalayas are a beacon of beauty but for a select few groups, the Himalayas are home. The mountain range—and its surroundings—is a way of life for various ethnic groups in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and India, many of whom have differing experiences with education compared to their western constituents. Technology in or near the Himalayas isn’t as vast as more developed countries, the ability for women to learn the same material as their male counterparts is fairly new, while the timeline for social milestones also seems to be skewed in this region. Despite these outwardly unrelated circumstances, they’re all interconnected. This virtual speaker panel will explore the intersectionality of education. What is the relationship between education and gender, education and development, and education and health in this expansive region? By the end of this webinar, the audience will be able to interpret education in the Himalayan region through multiple lenses.
Education x Gender: The effect of gender inequality in classrooms and steps to attenuate this disparity.
Education x Development: How resources, such as education tools, can be utilized while also preserving the area’s historical and cultural significance.
Education x Health: Ways in which educating the public can be leveraged to prevent disease and illness and promote hygiene.