Born in a rural village in Far Western Development Region I was lucky to get a good education as my grandfather invested his savings to educate me at a private boarding school, while rest of my siblings were enrolled in public school. It clearly depicted the educational inequality in my own family.
I managed to get a good education from Pokhara University even though I faced lots of financial hardship and struggle. I was honoured with “Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Class C” gold medal from honourable President, Mrs Bidhya Devi Bhandari for securing top position among Bachelor level of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. I got the opportunity to participate in JENESYS 2.0 a student exchange program in Tokyo, Japan.
After completing my bachelor’s degree, I was in search of meaningful and impactful work and Teach for Nepal provided me with the opportunity.
I was placed in Bhotenamlang Secondary School of Sindhupalchowk District, 45 km from Kathmandu. There, I noticed a poor academic level of students. The level of confidence of students was very low as well as skills and exposure needed to live a fulfilling life.
The struggles of my students always motivated me to give my 100% as a Fellow.
During my Fellowship, I initiated lots of non-academic projects with my co-Fellow – Village Cleaning Campaign, Sports, Educational Excursion, Entrepreneurship, Hygiene programs and many more.
Realizing the limited economic options in a rural area we started Mushroom Farming to teach our students entrepreneurial skills. Managing the very low resources we organized an educational excursion for enhancing the exposure of our students.
The two years of continuous effort helped us build aspirations in our students and today, mushroom farming has spread across the village and has become the most income-generating business.
Child marriage and attendance has also improved and the students have started demonstrating their excellent leadership by leading different non-academic projects and Child Club themselves. Secondary Education Examination appeared students are also demonstrating their sense of social responsibility contributing there time for teaching at a lower level voluntarily.
I believe this would not have been possible if Teach For Nepal had not placed their Fellows there. There are lots of students, communities and schools in Nepal who don't have the resources to hire quality teachers and through this Trek, I plan to raise $3000 to support the movement of Teach For Nepal. Please make a generous donation so that kids in Nepal can get outstanding teachers so that they have the opportunity to compete in the global world.
|Start Date: July 12, 2018|
|End Date: October 26, 2018|
|USD $3,000.00||NPR 300,000.00|
|USD $2,425.00||NPR 242,500.00|