Yearly Archives: 2013


Teacher training in Nepal We all remember our teachers from school. Some more than others. We recall fondly those who inspired us every step of the way and with vestigial trepidation those who sent a chill down our spine every time we failed to submit an assignment on time. But although the fear instilled by the latter breed of cane-wielding teachers make them hard to forget, they would also have scarred many of us for life, so much so that the word teacher is stripped of all its positive connotations. […]

Back to school — Republica


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A school in a remote village in Nepal is getting electricity, thanks to some Hartford High School students. The 14 Connecticut kids in the school’s academy of Engineering and Green Technology have been designing and building a wind-powered turbine for the school in Saldang, which is in Nepal’s Dolpa region and surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. The school has no power is accessible only by yak, and not at all in the winter when the region is blanketed with snow. The Hartford students are working with […]

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REPUBLICA              KATHMANDU, Sept 17: The happiness of the students and teachers of Eureka Residential Higher Secondary School knew no bound as they lifted the ‘Real School of Nepal 2013’ shield at the Prize Distribution and Gala Event organized by Dabur Nepal at the Grande Ball Room of Everest Hotel in New Baneshwar on Tuesday. They walked away home with a cash prize of Rs 100,000 and scholarships. In the first edition of ‘Real School of Nepal’ last year, Eureka had secured the first runner-up position. Siddhartha Vanasthali Institute, Balaju and […]

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  Qatar’s pioneering non-profit educational organization; Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), is fostering the spirit of volunteerism in Qatar by partnering with Qatar Foundation to send 24 volunteers on a 10-day visit to a ROTA Project in Nepal that supports the role of schools in Disaster Risk Reduction.       Supported by Vodafone Qatar, the trip offers a unique service opportunity for the volunteers to explore and expand their skills. Notably, Vodafone Qatar has sent several staff members on the trip, encouraging them to utilize their professional skills to help communities […]

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At age 19, Maggie Doyne founded a school and orphanage in a remote village in Nepal. By Rich Polt, Talking GOOD / August 12, 2013 Not long out of high school, Maggie Doyne founded the Kopila Valley Children’s Home for Orphans in Nepal with her life savings of $5,000. Courtesy of Maggie Doyne One morning at the age of 18, fresh out of high school, Maggie Doyne awoke with the feeling that she was not yet ready to move into her freshman dorm. Instead, she wanted to defer college for a […]

Maggie Doyne went from high ...


  DHC New Life Centre Nepal Vision The Disabled and Helpless Children’s New Life Centre Nepal is a non-profit and non-government organisation established in 2010, with the mission and vision to provide a caring home environment with education, healthcare and the development of the lifeskills necessary to assist children who are disabled and/or without any means of support (helpless in Nepali terms) to become self reliant and independent adults. We strongly believe that children who have a disability or are disadvantaged, should be given the opportunities to develop their abilities […]

DHC New Life Center



  Rich Polt Posted: 07/26/2013  3:43 pm One morning at the age of 18, fresh out of high school, Maggie Doyne awoke with the feeling that she was not yet ready to move into her freshman dorm. Instead, she wanted to defer college for a year to travel and discover her “inner self.” It was a decision that would change her life in ways she could never imagine. Four countries in and thousands of miles later, Maggie found herself in the midst of a remote, war-torn village in Nepal. She […]

An American in Nepal: ‘I ...


by Kalpit Parajuli   After pupils died in India from pesticide-tainted food, about 50 per cent of children in Nepal’s rural schools stay away. Despite government guarantees that food served in school is of good quality, experts complain of spoilt flower and poisonous meals. Kathmandu (AsiaNews) – About 50 per cent of children in Nepal’s rural areas stopped going to school last week. This is related to the case of 23 children who died in Bihar (India) from eating tainted food at school. Although the government of Nepal has tried […]

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The government is all set to bring around 60,000 street and HIV/AIDS affected children into the school system and give them free education up to the primary level. Such a programme to be implemented by the Ministry of Education, in coordination with the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB), is targeted at achieving the Millennium Development Goal that envisions universal primary education for all by 2015. Government estimates show around 700,000 (around 5 percent) children are outside the school system, while 60,000 of them are HIV/AIDS-affected and out in the streets. […]

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Thursday 11 July 2013 11.55 BST Kanchha Sherpa will start practising on a medical bus in Melamchighyang, Nepal. Photograph: PR A son of yak farmers is to be the first ever doctor in his rural village in Nepal after graduating from Manchester Medical School this week. Kanchha Sherpa, 27, will now return home to Melamchighyang, where the 1,500 local people are served only by a midwife and have to trek several hours to the capital city of Kathmandu for medical treatment. “I have a dream to save people in my […]

A Nepalese village gets its ...


ABU DHABI // It took just three days in Nepal last month for five Emirati  students at Zayed University to have their safe and comfortable worlds turned  upside down. Reem Thani, Sahar al Musalli, Muneera al Hanjari, Fatima al Sayegh and Nada  Ibrahim are still trying to come to grips with everything they have seen and  learnt after volunteering to take part in a trip that promised to open their  eyes to another side of life. They had no idea what to expect. “After those three days, I look at  […]

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DUBAI // A charity gala has raised Dh95,000 to help build a new school in a  deprived area of Nepal. Guests paid Dh350 each to attend the event, which was organised by Children  of the Mountain and featured a silent auction and a raffle. “We had about 350 people attend the charity night, which was more than we  were expecting because we only got final approval to hold the event pretty  late,” said John Matthews, an executive director at the charity. “All the money  we collected was from ticket sales […]

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 A group of Fort Collins residents have some funon Poon Hill in Nepal while on a trip of education and exploration.   Courtesy of Barb Patterson Most people come to Nepal the first time for the mountains; they come back the second time for the people.A wonderful partnership developed between Front Range Community College (FRCC), the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, Rotary District 5440, a school in Nepal and students, teachers, and friends. In 2010, an economics professor at FRCC, Niroj Bhattarai, proposed the campus become involved with a primary […]

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Sarah Young / 4 July 2013 Tariq Al Gurg and Badr Jafar signing the pact. — Supplied photo Construction on a school for impoverished children in Nepal — many of whom have to walk kilometres to be educated each day if they are able go at all — will soon begin, thanks to a new UAE partnership. Crescent Enterprises, a UAE-based conglomerate of companies, recently signed an agreement with philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares to construct a new school as part of Dubai Care’s ‘Adopt a School’ initiative in the Far […]

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Aryaa Rajouria   Ullens School The exams have been over, yet the most stressful part of being a post-10th grader remains. It is that time of the year again, overstuffed with applications and interviews. The final results come in, and it is time to make a decision.  Some higher education institutes of Nepal are now offering programs that meet international standards. High schoolers now have many alternatives to pursue: they can choose among the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A level), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), All India Senior […]

SCHOOL EDUCATION: Choices Galore


World Nepal We are students that go to a school that is very involved in fundraising for organizations to help support education in less privileged countries. As students, we are trying to raise awareness for a school in Nepal. Our teacher contacted a Nepalese teacher who founded a school in the rural area of Nepal. The goal of this wikispace is to raise awareness on Nepalese children who need an education and to give you a better understanding of Nepal and get to know the fascinating culture. As part of […]

Welcome to World Nepal!


“SOS Children – a charity where deeds speak louder than words” The Dalai Lama Choosing a charity When the Dalai Lama said that  we were “a charity where deeds speak louder than words” doubtless  he knew there are lots of ways to choose a particular charity (for example through which to sponsor a child). Some people choose charities based on the charity’s presence giving opinions on the news, the charity’s TV or newspaper adverts or the mail the charity sends. These people aren’t wrong, but we are not that kind […]

SOS Children Charity



(Source: Nepalnews.com, 17 July 2010) Link: http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/news-archive/8-news-in-brief/7634-nepali-youths-run-in-london-to-support-schools.html A group of Nepali youths — who took part in the British 10 K run in London last week — have called upon all to support their initiative to raise funds for three schools in Nepal. Members of ‘Run for Change Nepal,’ a  UK-based voluntary group, in partnership with the Help Nepal Network (www.helpnepal.net) UK chapter, have set target to raise over 10,000 pounds to support Shree Manakot Lower Secondary School, Bajura; Shree Mugu Primary School, Kerabari, Morang; and Shree Thokarpa Secondary School, Sindhupalchowk. […]

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    Ishwaree Neupane In recent years, globalisation of the world economy has helped to bring unprecedented demand for a great diversification in higher education. At the same time, higher education is being challenged by new opportunities related to technological advances that drive innovation in both education and research. Higher education is the most valuable asset of a knowledge society. It enriches and inspires people. It brings social and economic benefits and hence helps transform people’s lives. In the context of Nepal, the questions of significance are — (a) Are […]

Challenges in Education reform in ...


From poverty to slavery, Pramila, 15, from Nepal, has faced extreme challenges in going to school – and she’s seen far too many girls from her community suffer the same fate. “Because of poverty, I have had many problems in keeping up my education,” says Pramila. “My family couldn’t afford the things you need for school, so my father decided to send me to work as a kamalari.” A kamalari is a child servant – Pramila agreed to go as her ‘master’ had promised to send her to school. But […]

Journeys to school: Nepal