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Even though I come from a family with limited financial means, I completed engineering. My family has always motivated me, believed in me, and pushed me towards pursuing my dreams but convincing my father to allow me to join Teach For Nepal fellowship was quite difficult. After being a part of the Teach For Nepal family I am now able to see things differently in terms of the sense of possibility and sense of urgency. I feel like anything is possible if you have faith in the possibilities. Along with these feelings, I want to do something for my country, whether small or big, because I want to do my part in any way possible. Meanwhile, I want every child to understand how important it is to be an educated person for the dreams and goals in life to be fulfilled. I’m accepting this fellowship because I simply want to be a part of a change, a change that can make some difference in the education system in Nepal.

My family roots belong to Solukhumbu but to ensure good education for me, my family migrated to Biratnagar. I have changed many schools and have gained many different kinds of experiences. I felt that I was always an average but a hardworking student. My hard work resulted into a scholarship to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree in India. When I learnt about Teach For Nepal, my life took a u-turn. I decided to pursue the fellowship in order to explore my potential. I know that the fellowship comes with many challenges; I have a responsibility to change the fate of the children who are deprived of education. My long-term goal is to run a social project for the children in Solukhumbu who are still struggling to meet their basic requirements. Teach For Nepal is an opportunity of a lifetime to explore my potential and develop myself into a confident change maker.

Although we struggled financially, my father worked very hard to make sure that my sister and I could attend a private school. My parents always wanted to give their children the best in everything and so I was able to go on to do a bachelor in social work. During my studies I worked with different organisations, one was Heartbeat-Nepal. I worked there in close quarters with children from disadvantaged communities. There was a girl named Sonika who studied at a public school in fifth grade and she was failing in three subjects in her terminal exams. I was shocked that her level of education was so miserable at such an early stage. It was my first glimpse of the condition of government schools in our country. I decided I wanted to contribute to uplifting the standard of government schools but did not know how. After completing my degree I came across an advertisement for Teach For Nepal and immediately applied. It was the best opportunity that I could get to fulfill my dream of bri...

I love teaching. This is my passion. And Teach For Nepal was a perfect match for me. Here, it’s not just about teaching, it’s also about transforming the lives of children and changing the society. I was fortunate to be supported by my parents, friends and other loved ones making my journey towards this fellowship relatively easier. I want the schools, community and most importantly the children to be free from injustice. I want all children to attain quality education without any discrimination. During the next two years, I’ll try to create hope and love for learning among the children. I’ll inspire them to dream of having a better future than that they’ve now.

After returning from Bangalore, I joined the Nepal Investment Bank as an intern. There, I realized that the work was monotonous and part of the corporate ‘hustle and bustle’, and my interest in the banking sector started to dwindle. I also worked a year at a private school but soon realized I wanted something new, something more challenging. Attending the info session presentation by Swastika Didi made me contemplate my life. Questions like ‘what if I dedicate two years for the betterment of the education sector in my country?’ led me to apply for the fellowship and my mother supported me after making this huge decision. I know that my journey towards ending educational inequity will not be easy. Nevertheless, I have prepared myself with my mantra, ‘go with the flow’. The new environment, the fear of rejection from the students, and being in the community scares me, but I am determined to face these challenges. I am quite sure that after these two years I will be a better p...

During my social work studies, we went to visit a school in a village. At one school we came to know that a girl studying in class 7 had a baby and her mother in law would bring the baby to the school so that the girl could breastfeed. We were completely shocked. That incident made me understand that living in Kathmandu and seeing villages on TV will take a social worker nowhere in life. In order to comprehend the real situation of my country I had to visit places and interact with people, learn about their life, live their life, eat their food, do their daily chores and activities. From then on, I always seriously wanted to first work on the grassroot level before being able to make decisions for them. When I graduated there were many vacancies open but when I heard about Teach for Nepal, I thought that is the one for me. I could reach to so many people’s lives through TFN. I also believe that I will learn very much from the challenges I will face. I do not believe I can gain sat...

Some years ago I started to think about what sets me apart from less fortunate members of society. I realised what it is: I was allowed to make my own decisions and move forward with my own power. And all of this was possible because my parents knew the importance of education and I was provided with good knowledge. In class eight, I got scolded by my parents because I nearly failed my maths exams. I had lost interest in studying for maths. But my teacher never gave up on me. He gave up his free time to teach me and taught me as a friend. He inspired me to study and I started to do well in maths That was when I realised that a teacher can change a student’s life. That was when I decided, someday I will do something like this. I do not believe that anyone in the world is born with weakness. I do not believe that luck is the main factor of a good life. I believe that education is the strongest weapon in bringing about positive change within ourselves and our nation. I believe th...

I was born in Mahottari district in Nepal but was raised in Kathmandu for the first few years of my life. As a child, I was always curious and always asked questions or did things to find out what would happen if I did this or that and leading to me sewing my fingers. I loved my life growing up in Janakpur. The times, I spent playing see-saw, sliding down the playground slide and playing cricket with my friends was the best moments of my life. After completing my SLC, I moved to Kathmandu for higher education. Life in Kathmandu was full of adventure, I loved the college I went to, the friends I made and good times I shared with them. I know that so many children in Nepal have never experienced the life I had the opportunity to live but my goal as a Teach For Nepal Fellow is to provide a kind of education that will not only provide them with quality education but also amazing life experience that would never have otherwise.

My family migrated from Tibet to Taplejung in the Far Eastern Development Region and later moved to Kathmandu in search of a better life in 1994. I spent most of my life inside a boarding school with four of my close friends. During school years, I actively participated in basketball and balanced my love for the sports with my studies. After completing School Leaving Certificate (S.L.C.) I joined United Academy. During my +2, I had to shift my focus more towards studies rather than basketball because of the school’s rigorous course work. And finally, after finishing my higher secondary, I joined Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) for my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. While studying in KUSOM, I was able to pursue my passion for sports as well as balance my studies. My hard work and dedication helped me become a part of the National Netball Team of Nepal which led me to an opportunity to attend Australian Netball Coaching and Leadership training. After gr...

I can vividly remember, from my own early childhood, my grandmother’s stories of her struggles and triumphs. She told us the stories of financial hardships, struggles to get an education and their relentless pursuits to survive and thrive.She told us stories of how admists all the struggles, how she lived her values and served her community as well. Being born to impecunious parents in Dharan, I had to start my schooling from a public school. My brother attended a private school because we could only afford one of us to be in private school. But my young brother, who was too young to understand our financial situation, refused to go to school if I were not in the same school. And because of his innocence, I had my chance to get a better quality education. Grateful for the opportunity, I always achieved good grades and participated in various extracurricular activities. After graduating, I wanted to stay connected to my roots rather than going to a foreign country. I decided t...

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