Bhutanese Children Compete in Asia's Biggest Wildlife Quiz
SEPTEMBER 11TH2018: WWF Bhutan and the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN) have introduced Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz, Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ), in Bhutan.
WWQ is a program created by WWF-India as a platform to reach out to young school children and promote their understanding of the value of biodiversity through a fun-filled and interactive learning experience. Now in its 11thyear, WWQ has seen the participation of more that 50,000 students in 800 schools in India and Nepal.
“Being the only international conservation organization in Bhutan, WWF Bhutan is committed to elevate the environmental consciousness of our young citizens. WWQ is a fantastic platform to reach out to young minds and promote the value of biodiversity and thereby inspire them to care for conservation because of its fun and interactive format,” said Sonam Yangchen, Communications Officer of WWF Bhutan.
In Bhutan, WWQ was carried out in 15 schools in Thimphu through two phases. In the first phase, individual schools administered a school-level quiz for primary level students (class 3 to 5) and/or middle secondary level students (class 6 to 8) to select the top 2 scoring students from each level to participate in the second phase, a General-level quiz.
The winners of the quiz are:
1st - Leksang G Norbu (Class 5, Sersang Primary School)
2nd - Phuentsho Choden (Class 5, Sersang Primary School)
3rd - Chogyel Thinley (Class 4, Rinchen Kuenphen Lower Secondary School)
MIDDLE SECONDARY LEVEL
1st - Kuenga Palmo (Class 6, Changzamtog M.S.School)
2nd - Rigden Kuenga (Class 6, Etho Metho P.S)
3rd - Jigsel Kuenchab Yoezer (Class 6, Thimphu P S) & Karma Choden (Class 6, Kuensel Phodrang P.S)
4th - Samten Zangmo (Jungshina P.S)
Winners of the Primary and Middle Secondary level quiz
The general level quiz was organised by WWF Bhutan and RSPN at the Royal University of Bhutan. Six Senses Bhutan, an upcoming luxury resort that focusses on sustainable practices partnered to sponsor the prizes. Winners from the middle secondary level at the national-level quiz, Kuenga Palmo (Class 6, Changzamtog Middle Secondary School) and Rigden Kuenga (Class 6, Etho Metho Primary School) will be representing Bhutan to complete in the grand finale in New Delhi, India in October which will be hosted by the pioneer of Indian quizzing, Mr. Siddhartha Basu.
Rigden Kuenga 2nd & Kuenga Palmo 1st
The theme for this year’s WWQ is “The Price of the Planet?”.This theme will highlight the significance of our irreplaceable and natural resources – forests and wildlife, oceans and rivers, plants and animals and our never-ending use of these resources
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