Types of facilities and services currently available at Harmony Youth Centre

As of now, the following are the regular facilities and services that can be availed daily from 10 AM to 6 PM during the summer and from 10 AM to 5 PM during the winter throughout the week except on Mondays and national holidays:

 

1. Indoor and outdoor games:

 

      (I) Chess

      (II) Carom

      (III) Chinese checker

      (IV) Snake ladder

      (V) Table tennis

      (VI) Volleyball and

      (VII) A few computer games

 

2. Library:

 

While reading for reference in the library room is free, one has to become a member in order to borrow the books. The annual membership fee is fixed at Nu.300 for adults (aged 24 and above) and Nu.100 for the youth (below the age of 24). Each member is allowed to borrow one book for two weeks after which it can be renewed if necessary.

 

3. Internet service:

 

The internet facility can now be availed just for Nu.20 per hour but the users are restricted from viewing illegal sites. The fee has been recently revised from Nu.30 per hour mainly to give youth more opportunities to browse for useful information and spend time chatting with friends and relatives.

 

4. Basic computer course:

 

In order to equip young job-seekers with at least some basic computer skills, the monthly basic IT course is provided for Nu.500 only. The course primarily covers basic tips on how to operate MS Word, MS Excel and internet. 

 

5. Counseling and information services:

 

Persons who need any counseling or information can directly walk into the counselor’s room at any time for help including career-related matters such as drafting of job applications and Curriculum Vitae.

 

6. Help line:

 

For the benefit of those who reside outside Thimphu and those who wish to consult the counselor anonymously, a youth help line has been set up for availing any type of counseling and information. The help line number is: 327000.

 

7. Television set:

 

A television set is also available for viewing educational and informative channels. The viewers are however not encouraged to watch those channels that show violence or anything else that may affect the mentality of a child.

 

8. Youth hostels:

 

In order to facilitate lodging for youths coming from other parts of the country for youth-related programmes, we have two hostels: a boys’ hostel and a girls’ hostel each with the accommodation capacity of 60 people. The charges per night are however as follows:

 

      (I) Bunker-room:                                               Nu.50 per bed

      (II) 3-bed and 4-bed rooms:      Nu.100 per bed

      (III) Single-bed suite:                  Nu.350

      (IV) Double-bed suite:                Nu.600.

 

 9. Swimming pool:

 

Finally, the swimming pool facility can be availed from 1 PM to 8 PM every day except on Mondays. The monthly membership fees are Nu.1500 and Nu.700 for adults and youth respectively. The charges for the non-member users are categorized as follows:

 

       (I) Adults:                                               Nu.200 per hour

      (II) Students:                                Nu.100 per hour

      (III) Children aged 9 and below:           Nu.75 per hour.

 

 

For further clarifications, please contact Harmony Youth Centre at 328098 during office hours.

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