Student Digital Stories from RTC, Bhutan

Second Digital Storytelling Contest at RTC (2022)

As the Covid-19 pandemic swept through the world, our FRIENDS from the Philippines, Thailand, Bhutan, Malaysia and Cambodia were also affected. While the uncertainty around the globe affected all fields of life, our digital stories transformed into a way of connecting internationally, at least virtually, while no other international travel was allowed.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, another Digital Storytelling contest was conducted in 2022. The winning video creators in the Royal Thimphu College are Pelden Lhamo, Jigme Thukten Singye, Choeing Lhazin, and Pem Dechen Topgay. Their digital stories, as well as the many other submitted, can be viewed at the following link.

First Digital Storytelling Contest at RTC (2020)

In total, 22 student digital stories were developed by students of RTC in Bhutan in the framework of the Digital Storytelling Contest facilitated by the institution. The Contest was conducted in the framework of Intercultural Passport virtual module’s piloting stage at RTC in 2020. You can watch all videos submitted in this Contest below.

The digital stories created by Choeing Lhazin, Chimi Wangchuk and Jigme Thukten Singye were ranked first, second and respectively third based on the assessment of the jury and the number of points collected. Congratulations to the three student winners at RTC!

Different but Same – A view from Bhutan – Choeing Lhazin
Power Lunch – Chimi
Small World, Big Dreams – Jigme Thukten Singye
Varied by Culture yet Connected by Heart – Ugyen Wangmo
The New Culture – Kezang Dechen Choden
My Roommate from the Land of Stars and Stripes – Pema Choki
Homestay in Bachim – Yam Kumar Poudel
My Experience on Solo Travel – Mon Rita Subba
Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity – Dristi Sharma
Me and My Roommate – Bishnu Bhakta Rai
Home Away from Home – Pema Lhendup
My Story from Bhutan – Migma Dema Ghishing
My Okaasan – Kelzang Wangmo
Hyorim Ko – My Japanese Friend – Norbu Choksum Zangmo
Every Encounter is an Intercultural Experience – Pema Wangmo
The Letter – Sonam Yeshi
The Story of Jennifer – Deki Tshering
Intercultural Awareness Story – Anu Mongar
Different People – Kinley Tenzin
Train – Palden Wangmo
My Digital Story – Ugyen Phuntsho
Bhutan – Deki Tshering

All videos crafted by RTC students throughout the project life time could be found here on the FRIENDS Youtube Channel.