Monthly Archives: July 2013


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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

SCHOOL EDUCATION: Choices Galore