Two American Indian Foundation Clinton Fellows begins service at CTA

In March 2019, CTA’s SARD entered into a three-year partnership with the American Indian Foundation (AIF) through which AIF committed to placing two of their William J. Clinton Fellows each September for a service period of ten months. The Fellowship is named after former United States President Bill Clinton. In its first year of partnership, SARD hosted their first two AIF fellows, Mr. Chenam Barshee and Ms. Tenzin Dolkar Tsagong, who worked with the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development (TED) initiative and the Women Empowerment Desk (WED) respectively.

In the current year, with the disruptive COVID-19 challenge, AIF has very innovatively engaged with potential fellows and continued their partnership with host organizations such as SARD in implementing the fellowship program for the year of 2020-21 as well. SARD is pleased to announce it will be hosting Ms. Trishla Bafna and Ms. Shivangi Singh to serve and work towards gender mainstreaming and sensitization and towards promotion of entrepreneurial mindset in Schools and the outreach of vocational education towards the youth of the community.

“We appreciate the AIF program and the two young and dynamic individuals to come and partner with SARD. It is collaborations and partnerships that are the need of the hour in such trying times and we look forward to a very fruitful and meaningful engagement with the two fellows for the next 6 months.”, said Tenzin Norsang, the program supervisor to the two fellows and the special Assistant to the Director of SARD.

Shivangi Singh has more than 7 years of experience working in the developmental sector on areas such as gender empowerment and entrepreneurship development programs. She has completed her education in Liberal Studies and Counselling Psychology.

Trishla Bafna has worked in the Partnerships Development Unit (PDU) at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the past and has a Masters degree in Human Rights and focused study in the inclusion of Gender Study in School Curriculum.