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My father served as a Nepal Police officer during the Maoist insurgency and since he was posted outside the Kathmandu Valley and was always a target. Though that did not stop him from serving his country because he wanted me and sister to have the best of education. After the insurgency was over, I wanted work in the field of education because I felt that it should be us (youth) who should be leading the nation towards development that has been neglected by our so-called political leaders. As a Teach For Nepal Fellow, I can advocate about the importance of education to the parents in the rural community. My goal as a Fellow is to change lives of as many children as possible by motivating them to dream big and work hard towards it to make their lives better in the best possible way

After I returned from Mangalore with an MBA, expectations were that I would pursue a career in banking, much like my father. However, I chose to follow my passion for teaching since I plan to become a lecturer. I came across this fellowship and applied without the consent of my parents. I became completely attached to Teach For Nepal’s mission and values after learning more about the organization when I went through the tough selection process. My motivation comes from knowing that my two years of service will be changing lives, dreams, and educational quality in Nepal. I am going to be accountable for bringing a positive change in the lives of students who are deprived of the privileges that private school students get. Thus, I’m committed to the cause and I’ve convinced my parents to support me in this mission of transforming education in Nepal. For my future students, I hope to encourage them to dream and see that education is the key to their success, and I will invest all...

You wake up early morning and hear your dad saying over the phone “Beta, I’m doing well, you need to keep up your hard work.” You want to ask, “Dad! Are you really alright, there?” However, you become numb and carefully weight on every words your dad has pronounced. It then becomes your power and your strength to rise up again although you don’t know what’s next. The process then continues. That’s how my life was like while living on a foreign land. Asian University for Women (AUW), in Bangladesh, the university where I completed undergraduate degree from on a full scholarship, was more like an ideal world. Although I missed family often and it put me down especially during festivals, I felt so much relieved when I didn’t have to remind my parents about my tuition fee. I didn’t need to worry about payment to be made for using internet or the library. Despite each of our (AUW students) differences, AUW was home away from home. We were unique with our challenges and therefore our c...

Growing up, life was difficult for me because I was entrusted with the responsibility of household chores like washing dishes, cooking and cleaning because my mother was always sick. Even though I had a keen interest in learning how to sing and dance, I restrained myself. In spite of all the responsibilities at home I was able to pursue Masters degree in Science and become the only girl who had the highest education in my family. My father has always been an inspiration for me. He instilled the values I live by today and above all, I would not be where I am today had he listened to some of our relatives and married me off after my secondary education. My father has always been a great role model in my life and I want to be the same for thousands of children in Nepal so that they can receive the kind of education I received.

From early on in life, my siblings were very ambitious. Compared to me, they performed well in school. This is the reason why my parents had high expectations from me as well. Add to that, we had come to Kathmandu and had struggled to adjust with the city life. Our family once came to that point in life when my father lost his job because he didn’t want to take a bribe and we had financial difficulties. The situation made my parents insecure about our future so they wanted us to grow up and land on secure and high paying jobs. However, apart from studies, I also had interests in a lot of other things. During my high school and college, I was interested in sports; I was an active basketball player. I also participated and won two beauty pageant titles; Queen Nepal 2010 and 1st Runner up in Miss Youth Nepal 2015. I even worked as a VJ for a program in Nepal Television. Scoring the highest in English in SLC from my school was another big achievement for me. The dream my parents...

Coming from a middle class family, it was my dream to become a successful and independent woman. Besides this, I didn’t have other dreams, but after joining Teach For Nepal, I have started dreaming again. My aim now is changing the lives of children who are deprived of quality education. I had no idea that I would want to be a Teach For Nepal fellow until I was moved by the words of Shisir Dai. His words motivated me to apply for the fellowship. My parents were hesitant about me changing the career path and becoming a teacher after they invested so much in me. But, I convinced them to join this wonderful movement. I know that the two years of fellowship will be an adventurous journey for me. However, I am excited about going to a new place and giving my all to achieve the best results for the students whom I will be teaching.

I am from Bijalpura, Mahottari. I was born in Bijalpura and my childhood passed in my village until I completed the SLC. When I reflect on my past, I am proud of my past work with youth and women. I have established an organization (Youth Network for Peace and Development) for youth and have united young people who were otherwise moving toward joining armed groups. The network now has 52 youth clubs as members, from 52 VDCs of Mahottari District. While working with women I have supported women of Mahottari and Dhanusha district in uniting and establishing their own organizations. In Suga VDC of Mahottari District, there are women involved in Mithila Painting who are earning a good amount from that. I initially asked them what skills they had, and they explored Mithila painting skills. After that, they started working in the group with the seed grant I was able to provide. I first learned about TFN through Facebook. I became very happy and excited as I looked deeper into the TFN w...

While I was teaching in a school, one of my students in Grade 2 lost her father. Being the eldest child, she was given the responsibility of her father’s funeral. Despite going through such a hard time, she patiently managed to handle her household responsibilities and her studies simultaneously. This was a very inspiring moment for me. Even I was going through a difficult time at home. My father had met with an accident and the financial burden of my family was upon my shoulders, too. I also had the responsibility of taking care of my siblings. Before this, our parents had always pampered us. Despite coming from a remote village of Terai region and starting off with just a small room, one bed and a few utensils, they had made sure we had the most comfortable life. They worked extra time just to fulfil our wishes and we never had to worry about anything before. But with the new situation and challenges at hand, I was scared and not strong enough for the responsibilities yet. I wa...

I was born in a family, where every child in the family was instilled with an idea that their ultimate goal in life is to get a government job. Both my parents are government officials and they have their opinion about the career I should have but I have different plans for myself. While pursuing Bachelor’s in Medical Lab Technology in Sharda University, I had an opportunity to volunteer in Urban Health Care and Training Center. There I learned that working in grass root level can bring big changes. After graduating, I took a job as a medical laboratory technologist. The job did not offer me a satisfaction I was looking for, so I decided to head back to Nepal. I applied for Teach For Nepal Fellowship because I wanted to serve my country like my parents but just in a different way. Throughout my Fellowship, I want to use my education in health to educate members of the community as well as children. After completion of Fellowship, I want to pursue Masters in Medicine as well...

I come from a small family of five. I am my parent’s only daughter and I have one elder brother and a younger one. In spite of the fact that my parents are uneducated, especially my mother, who never went to school, but she always made the education and school the number one priority for us. Saying that it was not easy for a mother who worked in fields to feed her children and a father who was in an army serving the country, with a very little salary. Despite the financial difficulties, I managed to do well in my studies and graduate with a nursing degree. After graduation, I moved to United Kingdom (UK) looking for better opportunities at the age of 21. It was a huge challenge for me to adapt to the new language, culture and lifestyle. Trying to survive was the main priority and achieving success took a back seat as I had to work in a kitchen making minimum wages just to survive. While living in the UK, I always dreamed of doing something for my country and eventually decided to ...

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