Monthly Archives: May 2013


Deafness may be congenital or a result of a childhood illness like Measles, meningitis, high fever or any infection that goes untreated. In Nepal, there are families with multiple children with deafness and more often than not they are diagnosed much later than they would have been in a developing country. There is a school in Pruwanchal that serves the wide terai community by offering standard classes from grades 1 to 7. The children soon learn Nepali sign language, lip reading and audiology training for those with some hearing. This […]

Pruwanchal Deaf School- Hope in ...


PHASE raises levels of literacy and numeracy giving children and adults more opportunities and choices.  We support governmental schools with teaching materials, buildings, water supplies and toilets, salaries for extra teachers and early childhood development.  Adult literacy rates are very low in remote Nepal and being able to read makes a huge difference to people’s lives.   PHASE believes that effective teacher training is the key to education development and has an departments devoted to teacher training learn more about this at – www.nepaltti.org/     In many of the villages […]

Education


As part of the Global Curriculum Project and to further develop our links with Annal Jyoti School, five girls from the Sixth Form and two members of staff travelled to Nepal during July. Below is Nicola Skakel’s account of her time in Nepal. No matter how much I was told about Nepal, or how much research I did on the country prior to our trip, nothing prepared me for the sights I saw, the things I experienced, or even how much the trip has changed me as a person. Nepal […]

Global Curriculum Project,Nepal



  By Abhaya Raj Joshi     Come April 14 next year, 30 men and women from across Nepal will embark   on a mission — to kick start a process to transform themselves and the   country. The   fresh university graduates, chosen as ‘Teach for Nepal’ fellows, would   have accepted a challenge — to bridge the inequality in Nepal’s weary   education system. Although the government spends billions of   rupees on school education, education in Nepal’s public schools, where   85 per cent of the Nepali children go, remains a pressing problem. As   results […]

Teaching for Nepal: Transforming the ...


Xpress Money, the world’s most dependable money transfer brand, recently donated text books to close to 100 underprivileged students between grades VI to X. This donation drive was undertaken by the brand as part of H.O.P.E, their consolidated sustainable corporate responsibility platform, which is Xpress Money’s commitment of ‘Helping Our People and Environment’, focused on inclusive social intervention and community support programs across the world. The first phase of the initiative focuses on Asia, with keen efforts being taken in Nepal in the field of education. Through this initiative, Xpress […]

Xpress Money brings H.O.P.E to ...


CNN Films’ “Girl Rising” documents extraordinary girls and the power of education to change the world. Watch June 16 on CNN (CNN) — Purnima lives in Nepal. She wants to be a nurse. But because she is a girl instead of a boy, she is more likely to go to work than go to school. Watch Video In Nepal, government schools start charging tuition in the sixth grade. But Purnima was selected to be part of the Girls Education program with the nonprofit Room to Read and was able to […]

Going to school, instead of ...



Agence France-Presse Posted at 05/14/2013 4:28 PM | Updated as of 05/14/2013 4:28 PM KATHMANDU, Nepal – The annual rush to the hills by villagers keen to harvest a rare aphrodisiac fungus dubbed “Himalayan Viagra” has emptied rural schools in Nepal and forced them to shut, a local official said Tuesday. Parents, students and even teachers have left home in pursuit of “yarchagumba”, a high-altitude caterpillar fungus which is eagerly sought for its reputed sexual enhancement. “In this district alone, about 8,000 students have left school for the expedition,” Prakash […]

‘Himalayan Viagra’ harvest rush shuts ...


The whole purpose of SLC still seems to be rote learning, mugging, and writing down repetitive paragraphs to fill up exam papers. -SHRIJANA SINGH YONJAN My eldest daughter is giving her SLC (School Leaving Certificate) examination this year along with five lakh-plus secondary school students. Heralded as the ‘iron gate’ that determines their academic course in life, SLC becomes headline news upon its commencement and publication of end results. But SLC’s methodology and marking system still leaves ample room for discontent and debate. Talks about SLC being discarded has been […]

Comedy of errors -SLC’s worth ...


Jerry Mintz Many parents don’t realize that the education world has changed drastically since they were in school. Schools and class sizes used to be smaller, dropout rates lower, in-school violence almost unheard of, and teachers weren’t terrified of showing affection to their students, or of discussing moral values. Of course, even then, school was far from perfect, but at least the teachers—and usually the principal—knew every student by name, something that is increasingly rare today. Because our public school system has deteriorated considerably, many parents, teachers, and individuals have […]

Ten signs you need a ...



A classroom is that place where students learn to ask questions, discover new things about the world and become more learned people. Failure of the teachers to engage students and provoke curiosity in them might lead to students being bored and inattentive. YUKTA BAJRACHARYA That feeling of restlessness and disinterest in what’s happening around you, we are of course familiar with it. Yes, the kingdom of boredom is a known turf for most of us. Boredom can strike anywhere but in a student’s life, the most common place of boredom […]

When boredom strikes the classroom-Things ...


Grade combination, using other resource persons available in the area and better seating arrangements could be some of the strategies to ensure student-centred and activity-oriented Multi-grade Teaching in schools.  Shambhu Prasad Lohani The rapid expansion of primary education during the last few decades and the goal of universalising primary education have increasingly drawn the attention of educational planners in Nepal towards the multi-grade teaching system. The mountainous topography of the country has created a severe problem in transport and communication. The rapid growth of population and migration have added to […]

Multi-grade Teaching in Nepal


MADAN THAKUR Despite the government’s decision to make education accessible to every child, there are 42,240 children in Rautahat who are still not within the reach of a school. Rautahat has the least literacy rate amongst all 75 districts in the country, and concerned authorities state that one third of the children in the district do not go to school. According to Rural Development Center Rautahat, it is the children of the Dalit and the Muslim communities who are not in schools. Chairman of the Center, Paras Hussein, said that […]

Rautahat: The most child-illiterate district ...



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia International Schools There are few international schools, which have distance learning centers in Nepal. They are : Bivha International School <http://bivha.in> Madras university Indra Gandhi University (IGNOU) Bivha International school also offer “Scholarship” for higher studies in India. Scholarship are for : Medical, Para-medical, mass communication,science, SLC & CLC (10th & 12th). As per Ministry of Education Nepal, Bivha International school , IGNOU, Sikkim Manipal degree are valid in Nepal.[1] All these institute have their “Admission” Cum Learning Center in Nepal.[2] Bardiya [edit] Little Heaven English Academy […]

List of schools in Nepal


By Rachael Fulton   Team 2012: Student Volunteer Abroad team in NepalChloe Pratt    &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp; &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://oas.stv.tv/RealMedia/ads/click_nx.ads/local.stv.tv/glasgow/magazine/221225-glasgow-university-students-build-schools-in-nepal-with-sva/11368247860@Frame1″ target=”_blank”&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img src=”http://oas.stv.tv/RealMedia/ads/adstream_nx.ads/local.stv.tv/glasgow/magazine/221225-glasgow-university-students-build-schools-in-nepal-with-sva/11368247860@Frame1″ alt=”” /&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; “Snakes come out of the grass in monsoon season. I couldn’t believe we were working around poisonous snakes!” These are the words of Glasgow University student Chloe Pratt, 21, who spent six weeks in Nepal last year as part of a project for the Student Volunteers Abroad programme – a student run, not-for-profit organisation based at the university. The project saw 11 students plucked from the comfort […]

Students get rowing to raise ...


Nepalese children study at Everest International School Japan in Tokyo’s Suginami Ward. (Atsushi Takahashi) By ATSUSHI TAKAHASHI/ Staff Writer The beginning of the school year always finds classrooms full of the happy laughter and smiling faces of eager schoolchildren anxious for what lies ahead. The smiles were even broader this April at Tokyo’s Everest International School Japan in Suginami Ward, where the long-cherished hopes of Nepalese citizens living in Japan finally came to fruition. It was one of the first days of classes in the inaugural semester at EISJ, a […]

Everest International 1st school in ...



Parish Church Primary School’s George Wilkin, Daniel Wright and Emily Sykes with Binesh Simkhaba, headmaster of a school in Phulkharka, Nepal Close links are being set up between pupils in Craven and youngsters in remote village schools in the Dhading district of Nepal. The project is being spearheaded by local charity Kids at School in Nepal (KASIN), set up by Settle pensioner Arthur Benbow, and the Craven Development Education Centre (DEC). And to kickstart the partnership, two Nepalese teachers have spent a month in Craven finding out how modern educational […]

Craven schools link-up with pupils ...


By Anup Kaphle, A Nepali teacher who taught chemistry at Qatar Academy has been jailed in Doha on felony charges for insulting Islam. Dorje Gurung, who has taught chemistry to middle and high school students in the United States, Britain and Australia, appeared in a Doha court on Thursday. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison, according to Doha News. Gurung was fired from Qatar Academy after arguments with students on April 22 and 23. Although he was set to leave the country, he was summoned by the […]

Qatar jails a Nepali teacher ...


Home » About Maiti Nepal About Maiti Nepal Maiti Nepal Director Bishwo Khadka in front of the main facility in Kathmandu. Anuradha Koirala, is the founder and executive director of Maiti Nepal, started in 1993. A former English teacher and victim of domestic violence, she started this non-profit organisation with $100 of her personal savings in a small house in Kathmandu. Her aim was to provide services to children and women, who have been subjected to great pain and suffering, often in silence, as a result of sex trafficking. Ms […]

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Prof Dr Mana Prasad Wagley REPUBLICA There is a lot of debate surrounding school education in developing countries like Nepal. The argument centers on whether the state is best suited to educate all its young, or if the private sector should be allowed to promote quality education. The jury in Nepal is still out. But following the government’s issuance of the Private and Boarding School Directive 2013 to regulate private schools, private school operators feel the odds have been stacked heavily against them. Private and Boarding School Association of Nepal […]

PABSON stronger than any government ...


Dailekh: A lower secondary school at Sigaudi VDC in the district is finding it hard to provide education to children for want of physical infrastructure. Though the roof of a four-room building of the Nepal Rastriya Lower Secondary School was destroyed in monsoon last year, the authorities concerned have not paid attention towards repairing it, said Headmaster Dhan Bahadur Bohara. He said he urged the authorities concerned for help time and again, but to no avail. “We faced severe difficulties to teach children under the open sky throughout the year […]

Dailekh school wants budget to ...


A meeting of agitating student unions aligned to various political parties today decided to impose a Kathmandu Valley bandh on May 9 against the move to recommend Lokman Singh Karki as chief commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority. The meeting held at the office of the CPN-UML-aligned All Nepal National Free Students Union this evening also decided to stage a torch rally and submit a memorandum to President Ram Baran Yadav tomorrow. UP Lamichhane, spokesperson for the Nepal Students Union-aligned Nepali Congress, said that since […]

Student unions announce Valley bandh