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 […]

Pruwanchal Deaf School- Hope ...


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teaching for Nepal: Transforming ...


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 […]

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


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 […]

Going to school, instead ...



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, […]

‘Himalayan Viagra’ harvest rush ...


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 […]

Comedy of errors -SLC’s ...


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 […]

Ten signs you need ...