Professionals sharing their stories, learnings, inspiration and skills with students
Dec. 1, 2019
Teach For Nepal has begun its national campaign, “One day in a classroom” with the belief that 'one day, one moment can change the life of children.’ In the campaign, more than a hundred guests from the different sectors have already taken the class until now at Teach For Nepal’s placement schools in Sindhupalchowk, Tanahun, Lamjung, and Lalitpur.
Like every year, educators, artists, entrepreneurs, health professionals, writers, scientists, social change-makers, government officials, and people from all other professional fields express solidarity to our movement to ensure quality education for all children in Nepal. This year too 113 professionals shared their stories, learnings, inspiration and skills with students in our classroom.
Shrinkhala Khatiwada, Miss Nepal World 2018 who took a class in Shree Narayani Secondary School, shared how life has given her surprises when she started dreaming big every time. This sharing particularly worked as an inspiration to Sunita, who attended one of her classes and dreams to become a Miss Nepal one day. Khatiwada further said she is much influenced by TFN’s movement to end education inequality. Similarly, DIG of Kathmandu Pitambar Adhikari, who took classes in Sindhupalchowk shared, “I feel like Teach For Nepal’s movement is my movement. One day with students also helps people from diverse fields to experience traditional teaching methodology, which makes me excited.”
Explaining the objective of the program, Teach For Nepal’s One Day in A Classroom’s program coordinator, Nawang Sherpa said, “The kids with whom we work can have access to many opportunities if we provide them with good exposure from leaders of various sectors.” He further added the program is initiated to show children a pathway to different careers and professions.
“In the last three years, we’ve found children are hugely influenced by the guest’s and have seen changes in their behavior,” said Prajwal Khadka, Partnership Manager at Teach For Nepal. He further said, “The horizon of children’s knowledge has expanded through the program.”
Teach For Nepal’s CEO, Swastika Shrestha expressed, “Education system should not only limit to the curriculum.” She further adds, “Teach For Nepal is committed to expanding the thinking of our children. With this belief we are taking our supporters ‘champions’ inside our Fellow taught classrooms in order to get the first-hand experience of the impact our Fellows are making inside the classroom.”
The campaign started in early November and will continue until the last week of December in all of our Fellow’s schools in Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Dhanusa, Lamjung, Parsa, Tanahun and Dang.
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