Press Release: 49 more outstanding youth join the movement to end education inequity in Nepal
Feb. 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2017
Teach For Nepal
Kathmandu – Teach for Nepal is marking its 5th year with pre-service Learning Institute. During this institute, Teach For Nepal Fellows will practice teaching at Kanti Bhairabh Secondary School, Nepal Rastra Nirman Secondary School and Aananda Bhairabh Secondary School while also attending training courses to enhance their leadership skills.
“This intensive pre-service Learning Institute will prepare Fellows with leadership skills they need during their Fellowship journey,” said Amrit Poudel, Teach For Nepal’s Curriculum Development Expert. “This Institute also provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain Student Centric Education to help make learning meaningful and lasting.”
The Institute prepares Teach For Nepal’s Fellows to be effective teachers while they work under the close supervision of Teach For Nepal staff members and experienced TFN Alumni to measurably increase the academic performance of students in underserved communities across three districts - Southern Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk and Dhanusa.
“Every year we look for individuals that can have a positive impacts both inside and outside classroom,” said Jalan Maharjan, Teach For Nepal’s Leadership Development Manager. “The incoming cohorts are selected from exceptionally qualified applicant pool and they have demonstrated strong academic performance, and leadership skills.”
This year, Teach For Nepal received a record-breaking 1215 applications, and the admission was more selective than ever before, with an acceptance of only four percent. This diverse group of remarkable individuals who will make the Fifth Cohort of TFN Fellows will work together with the Fourth Cohort to impact more than 7,000 students in 2017 by channeling their talent and leadership skills to close the achievement gap between public schools and private schools.
Their classrooms impact will be primarily focused on accelerating their students in Mathematics, Science and English. Beyond their classrooms, TFN Fellows will take up leadership challenge to work as community change agents and engage in diverse community initiatives.
Beyond their Fellowship commitments, Teach For Nepal Alumni, who have already completed two years of their service are at the forefront of efforts to solve educational inequity. Teach For Nepal Alumni are working full-time in various sectors including education as program managers, leaders and coordinators.
About Teach For Nepal
Teach for Nepal (TFN) is a movement of outstanding university graduates and young professionals who are committed to end education inequity in Nepal starting with two years of fellowship teaching in public schools. The fellowship is a highly competitive, challenging, and rewarding leadership development program, which prepares the participants to become lifelong leaders. Teach For Nepal Fellows come from diverse academic background. They have completed a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Public Health, Social Work, and Science & Technology from colleges and universities in Nepal and many countries abroad. For more information, visit www.teachfornepal.org.