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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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  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 […]

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  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 […]

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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 […]

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