Press Release: Teach For Nepal Announces Participation in Women of the World (WOW) Festival
Feb. 17, 2017
Teach For Nepal
Teach For Nepal
Teach For Nepal, a movement of young leaders working to ensure quality education to children in public schools, will be participating in WOW Festival, Kathmandu on February 18th, 2017. The event, which celebrates women and girls and are striving for equal rights for women across the world, will host talks, performances by various artists, workshops, delightful food, music, mentoring and more.
The event is free and open to all, and it starts at 11am and runs until 8pm. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the highly interactive nature of the event by sharing stories, venting feelings and influencing minds. The event will also feature pop-up performances throughout the day.
Teach For Nepal will participate as an information booth as well as product booth (Stall No. 18) where attendees can learn about Teach For Nepal’s movement and the journey of two-year Fellowship. Teach For Nepal recruits outstanding candidates who have performed well academically, demonstrated passion, commitment and leadership in their activities outside of the classroom, and who recognize the importance of working towards a goal that is bigger than themselves.
Teach for Nepal will be offering dolls made by women of Sindhupalchok led by 2015 Fellow, Shailaja Kasaju. The booth will also offer bookmarks, paper weights, pen holders made by students from Janakpur led by 2015 Fellow, Anuva Upreti to promote Mithila art, a painting practiced in the Mithila region of Nepal.
Teach For Nepal’s booth will also focus on sharing information about Teach For Nepal and its work, Fellows and Fellowship experience. It will also communicate on education crisis in Nepal, especially present condition of girl’s education. The booth will also offer various activities like, quizzes, photo sessions and symbolic gifts.
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.
Following the huge success of WOW Karachi in May 2016, the British Council in partnership with the Southbank Centre is bringing WOW to Kathmandu for the first time on February 18, 2017.
Informed by a series of brainstorming meetings called Thinkins, local partners are working together to create a festival that will feature speakers and artists from across the South Asia region. WOW Kathmandu will include panels and talks, Bites, Workshops, a WOW Marketplace, performances and much more! It is taking place at the Staff College in Patan and is free and open to everyone.
For more information, visit http://www.britishcouncil.org.np/wow-kathmandu