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Teach For Nepal has been my destiny. Coming across this fellowship, I immediately applied for it. I am really excited to go to a school as a teacher and help hundreds of students’ pursue their dreams. I changed nine schools in my life from primary to higher secondary, and even between public and private schools. This has made me realize the importance of the learning environment and having great teachers. I found it much harder to study and receive an education in public schools. This experience made me contemplate a lot. Why is there such education disparity in my country? Why couldn’t I study in public schools properly? This is why I call Teach For Nepal my destiny, because I am not only seeking answers to my questions but I am also trying to provide a quality education to public school students.

I was born in a village of Nuwakot district. I studied in public schools from Grade 1 through the end of my Master’s degree. After completing my higher secondary from Nuwakot district, I came to the capital for further studies. Sometimes I taught as a teacher, and I worked in different private companies. At one point I was an employee at a trading company. My experiences have taught me to work hard under any conditions. I came first in my class during my school life. I was not happy being first because most of my friends failed – I think because of our teachers. I used to think that if I were a teacher I would apply methods they weren’t using. I was encouraged by my friends and I made the decision to become a good teacher at that time. This led me to Teach for Nepal, and to apply. I learned more about the values and about TFN through the selection and training period. I am proud of my struggles, courage and continuity in working hard. I have the capacity to face anything in my...

My name is Samiksha Adhikari. I was born in Hetauda, and moved to Kathmandu when I was 3 years old. I have been living here since then. My overall experience as a student was positive. Learning was always fun, and I was able to spend time with my friends. I was always allowed to make my own decisions, which meant I went through both good and bad phases. But looking back, I think who I have become today – able to stand proud despite some failures, and confident in the love I have from my familiy, friends and my precious students – is my greatest accomplishment till date. Teaching has always been a passion for me, and I wanted to take part in a challenging mission. I always wanted to do something for my people, for my society and for my country. Seeing the Fellowship vacancy was the first step to fulfilling these desires. I never had any second thoughts. I used to think of it as a teaching job, but now I can say it is more about grooming yourself and transforming other people’...

It’s always tough to be away from home for a long period of time. I spent my nine years of school life in hostel. Being away from home, I was shaped in a different way; to be humble, disciplined, and less talkative. After completing SLC, I decided to stay home for two years for higher secondary education. Following the trend, and my parents’ wishes, I left for the US for my further education in 2004. Once again, I left my home. I didn’t only leave my home but also my country, my culture, my people, and my language. Being away was not a big deal for me then. The real challenge was the adjustment; adjustment with new people, new culture and new educational system. But slowly I was able to adjust with the support from my friends and seniors. Then my concern was my education; I had seen many friends who skipped classes for work and dropped out of college eventually. But I completed my undergraduate studies and I felt accomplished. I also got a nice job after college but after complet...

My father left his village at the age of 14 with just 50 paisa. He worked as a security guard so that he could provide for our family. Growing up, I never had the privilege of going out for adventures with my friends even though I wanted to travel. Just like any parents in Nepal, they dreamed of me having a government job which is pretty much like winning a lottery, you’re set for life even if that means you are terrible at the job. During school, I barely passed any subjects and was never competitive as my mind used to wander away as soon as the teachers start reading the book. I took tuition after school but that didn’t change my grades until Ramesh sir started teaching us English. His classes were always pleasant to be in and his teaching methods were interesting and hands on. Though he was an English teacher he was great at teaching science as well as math. The more time, I spent learning from him, the more grades started ascending towards hundred. As a Teach For Nepal Fellow,...

I learned from my parents was that life is a battle, and knowledge is the only weapon to win it. My life’s philosophy is mostly guided by my father’s direction. According to him, people who work hard stand out amo ngst the crowd. Highly motivated to become a doctor, I took Biology as my major in high school. As responsibilities took over my dreams, I changed my career path and ended up studying Nursing in India. I believe that all the hard times come in our life to make us strong and to realize our true potential. In spite of all the challenges of a new place, faces, culture, language and food, I gave my best without losing hope, and I was able to keep working hard and top all my exams. I believe quality education helps people dream big and follow the right path. The first time I heard about TFN’s mission, I decided that it could become my path for supporting and helping the needy. I have always felt that inequality in education has stood as a barrier in the country’s develop...

I was born in one of the well-facilitated cities of Nepal, Biratnagar. I grew up, painting, writing and reading a lot of books. Unlike many students, I loved going to school. I remember I went to school even when I had high fever. I was worried I would lose a lot if I missed even a day. My dad went through a lot of hards hips to provide education to me and my two other elder sisters. Both my sisters went to a public school, whereas, I got an opportunity to study in a private school. My sisters did their best and achieved a lot but one of them always used to be disappointed that she did not get the chance to study at a private school. Whenever I saw anybody in pain for not having attended or not being able to send their kids to a good school, I always wondered why income or money had to determine if one can access quality education. If income has to be the main factor, we can say that 75% children of our country are not receiving quality schooling. This is not acceptable to me. ...

I got my education from private schools of Kathmandu. I was an average student fascinated by sports. I have won in various sports competitions, but winning at sports always scared me as I had a dream to become a scholar one day. I was driven by the misconception that my studies would get ruined if I kept winning at sports. Eventually, my fear turned into reality and it started showing in my results. I started getting negative results in studies. I was disappointed and distracted by this incident. One of my teachers then came to me and told me not to be worried. She gave me suggestions to improve which was based on practising and continuous learning. She motivated me to do good in my studies. I thought it was my luck that I had her as a teacher who kept motivating me to move forward. After that incident, I have always again aspired to be a scholar and to work with scholars around the world someday. Receiving a scholarship at Sichuan University, China was the proudest momen...

From a young age I had the dream of joining the army or the police force or becoming a doctor because I loved serving others. I believed that in any of these jobs I could serve others and my family as well by earning good money because it was hard for my father to support us all. My eldest brother dropped out of school in grade 9 to start earning and ease the burden. Unfortunately, I did not have the money to study medicine and I was too young for the army. But thanks to the sacrifices of my elders, I was able to study engineering. Although I found a good job afterwards, I was not getting satisfaction from the work. I felt that although I could earn much money for my family and myself, my desire to serve others was being limited in this corporate world. Therefore, I joined Teach for Nepal in order to cultivate all the necessary attributes which are required to bring drastic change. I want children not only to have access to quality education but also to cultivate ethical values in...

I applied to TFN because I want to help reduce education inequality. My parents made many sacrifices to make sure that their children, including their daughters, would get good education. But not all kids are lucky enough to have parents like mine. I see people from other countries showing an interest in helping to educate our people and think, then why not us? If a small effort of mine can help change the future of others, then that is what I should do. I know the value of education in today’s world and want to help in the misson to create an educated Nepal. My classroom will not just be a monotonous hall filled with lectures and assignments. I will try my best to make my class and books interesting. I want to form a bond with my students where they will not hesitate to share their feelings. I want to be a teacher who is a role model whom my students will follow.

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