Seated in a semi-circle, the entire class was quiet. The students were all gazing at me with probing eyes - like grandchildren listening to their grandma telling stories. I knew I had their complete attention. Out of nowhere, a hand shot up in the air. "Next time, can you bring the videos of how planes are made," said Prakash.
I was surprised to hear this from a student who had been unresponsive to my efforts since the beginning of my Fellowship. His face was lit with curiosity during the entire class.
The idea for 'Aero Project began when I was teaching students from grade eight about transportation. While teaching my students about modes of transportation, my students voiced that they had only seen airplanes in movies and in the sky flying above them and never had the chance to see it up close.
The goal of the Aero Project is to bring airplanes inside the classroom. The project will teach students about the fundamental of airplanes; Basics of Flight, principles of aircraft, airplane flight mechanics and how airplanes fly.
To begin our project, my co-Fellow Jyoti Gautam, Mandira Rijal and myself along with our students made a model of the airplane using red clay and a motor from an old radio.
The model has helped stimulate curiosity and promote learning in our students and has also helped to decrease absenteeism in school.
Through this project, we hope to attract more students to school to curb absenteeism along with building confidence and steering them towards a career path in Aero engineering rather than a career as a labor in a foreign country.
To reach our goal we need your support. I am asking you to make a generous donation, so our kids can get the quality education they need to succeed in life.
100% of your donation will be used to buy teaching materials for the project.
|Start Date: January 02, 2018|
|End Date: January 31, 2018|
|USD $400.00||NPR 40,000.00|
|USD $320.00||NPR 32,000.00|