Sept. 15, 2022
The pandemic might have come with its challenges, however, with such relentless and dedicated teachers, our vision for our students will still be achievable one Fellow, one student, and one classroom at a time. One day, all Nepal's children will have access to an excellent education.
March 31, 2022
One day while Srijana (English teaching Fellow in Dang), was taking her regular class, a male student said, “Washing clothes is a girl’s job.” Upon probing, he shared, “ I have never seen my father washing his clothes and so there is no way anyone is going to see me do it in the future”. The girls in the class seemed to be offended by such remarks. “I wanted to intervene immediately and I did but not sure if I succeeded in changing his mindset into understanding the stereotyped gender-based roles.”, shared Srijana.
Sept. 3, 2021
“They will complete their school. But for higher education, they won’t be able to afford college. If my students are going to make it that far, they are going to have to learn entrepreneurial skills and work their way to college.”
June 30, 2021
“I don’t want to be just promoted to 11th standard without going through the 10th-grade exams,” says Sophie. How embarrassing would it be to be in 11th standard and realizing that we’re missing the foundational concepts we should’ve mastered in the 10th, add Sophie referring to how last year all 10th graders were given provisional grades and promoted without examination.
Feb. 28, 2021
When asked: “Where did a seventh-grader get an idea of a solar plow?” Sujit convincingly responded: “I had seen solar panels in school on the roof of our teacher’s room and wondered how it worked. We went to Sudarshan sir to ask about it and he helped us explain the physics behind solar to motion energy.”