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My parents did not want me to go to a public school. I used to question, why my parents were pessimistic about sending me to a public school. In face of several adversities, both of my parents worked extremely hard to get quality education for me and my two siblings. I slowly came to understand the reasons and grew a strong desire to be a teacher, that too at a public school to improve the conditions for public school students. The motivation to become a teacher amplified while I joined my Bachelor's. One of my teachers treated me like her daughter. She was the one who always emphasised on giving back to the society and who encouraged my desire to teach. She not only encouraged me about my potential, but also insisted that I helped my friends do better in life. She was a mother, teacher and a social worker at the same time. She has been a true role model – an example of what a difference a teacher can make in the lives of her students. I came to know about TFN through social me...

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I was among the most outgoing students in my school. I was good in studies and always passed my examinations with distinctions. I used to participate in all kinds of extracurricular activities and sports. I’d talk to all my teachers, friends, juniors and seniors of my school and crack jokes with them, laugh around and have fun. I went to India to pursue my bachelors. The five years away from home, away from my Fellow countrymen, away from familiar language and food was a very different experience altogether. Personally, it felt a little difficult in the beginning but with time and patience I was able to spend those five years wonderfully. It took me very little time to socialize with friends, seniors and juniors and that helped me a lot to mingle with everyone. I always knew I wanted to return to Nepal and work here. So after finishing my studies I packed up my bag and came back. I signed up for the Fellowship because of my drive to do something for my country. I came to reali...

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I was born in a village named Tandrang in Gorkha. There was no electricity, transportation and other such infrastructure in my village. I feel very really lucky that despite being born in a rural village. I did get an opportunity to study. As the quality of education that I got was not up to the mark, I was the only one who passed during school exams from my batch. However, I had to give away my dream of becoming a doctor because my education level did not serve the requirements. Despite the odds, I had people who supported me. I had a Mathematics teacher who used to motivate me to do the best in studies. He gave me personal guidance. My sister helped me financially throughout my education and I ended up studying Microbiology. I chose TFN Fellowship amongst all other offers I had as I felt that this was the right time in my life to serve and make a difference in education. During the Fellowship, I want to not only provide quality education to the students of rural parts of Nep...

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While I was doing research in a community, together with my friend, I conducted a play that talked about ending early child marriage. The story revolved around how poverty, health issues and lack of opportunity rooted back to early child marriage. Later, I came to find that after seeing the play, one of the girls in the community refused getting married at an early age. Seeing her today studying in grade 9 makes me proud that at least I was involved in saving a girl’s life. Although she had been told about child marriage in classes, she was able to internalize its effects better after seeing our drama. I realized more about the importance of practical education after this incident. Everything had to do with the way education is provided to us. Before I did my Bachelor’s in Public Health, I went to a private school that was near my house. Teachers were our guardians at school. They used to visit our home at a regular basis to see how we have been doing and also to share our progres...

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When I was a child, I loved playing football. Every weekend, my friends and I would get together to watch movies. At home, my family was very supportive and placed a high value on education. They never stopped me from doing what I liked but always told me to study well in order to have a better future. I went to an English medium school where extra-curricular activities were equally prioritized as classroom-activities. I took inspiration from everything around me when it came to education, whether it was other people’s experiences or the nature around me. With the Teach For Nepal Fellowship, I want to learn more about the society and become a better human being. I also want to share the knowledge I have with the students. I want the students to be able to differentiate right from wrong and bring a change in not only the quality of education but also their perception. The Fellowship will give me an opportunity to learn new things and also improve my communication skills.

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When I was a child, I was very impressed with the actors in movies. Every Saturday, without fail, I’d sit in front of the TV to watch movies. I wished to be like the actors I saw in TV and at home would act like the ‘hero’ who would show up in the nick of time to save the day. One incident that taught me to stand up for myself was when I was hit by a taxi. At first I didn’t know what happened but once I gathered my thoughts, I stood up and started taking pictures of the vehicle and the driver. The driver was very apologetic and although my jacket was torn and I was hurt, I decided to pardon him. This desire to save the day led me to study journalism through which I hope to bring changes in the society. It was the same desire that compelled me to apply for Teach For Nepal. I want to be a good teacher while fulfilling my responsibility to serve the nation. My long term mission is to establish a school that nourishes the students and inspires them to contribute to the developmen...

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My schooling started off well and I had a dream of becoming either a doctor or an army to serve the country. As a fun loving and a studious kid, I used to be ranked among the top 3 students. Everyone used to call me an introvert because I used to spend most of my time doing science projects at home which in a way turned my bedroom into a mini lab. . After completing my undergraduate, I was looking for job opportunities that would allow me to live and work in rural communities. That’s when I came across Teach For Nepal online. TFN is going to be my platform to implement my childhood dream of giving back to the community. After hearing stories of TFN Alumni, I am more pumped up to go to these less privileged kids of rural Nepal and help them become next researchers, scientists and informed and educated Nepali.

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I was born in Dang where I continued my education till grade 10. I always aspired to be a good student and strove to stand first in class. I give my father huge credit for my self-development. His support and positive motivation for success has played a great role in my life. As I grew up, my educational background became stronger. Because of good education, I earned all the confidence to do good, which enabled a lot of opportunities and my capacity to grab them. Because of to various circumstances, I was unable to continue my studies for a year after completing Bachelor's degree. Even though the situation was tough, I didn’t let my hunger for education die and managed to enroll in M.Sc. at Tribhuvan University. I was an average student and had to work harder than my classmates. I gave my best and improved my academic performance every semester. My struggle to progress academically has taught me about perseverance and hard work. I chose TFN to join the movement for excell...

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When I was a child, just like many others, I wanted to become a doctor. I remember we had stethoscope and blood pressure monitor at our home and my father have had taught me to check blood pressure. I often used to play a doctor –patient with my younger brother and hence, it is my favorite memory of my childhood. I am the first woman in my family to complete a master’s degree. I am proud to have fulfilled my parents’ wish of seeing me hold a graduate degree certificate. When I went to India to pursue my masters, it was the first time I stayed away from my country. I initially found it difficult to interact with the people due to language, lifestyle and cultural barriers. Slowly I adapted to the lifestyle and made friends, the two-year journey taught me a lesson in independence and confidence. The challenges and the movement to bring a change and the support of the entire TFN family encouraged me to apply for the Fellowship. Learning and gaining enough knowledge is the sole rea...

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When I was a kid, I used to watch planes passing over the sky for a long time from my house. Pilot or aeronautical engineering was what I wanted to study. I took a break from school for almost two and a half years, because of several reasons. I consider those 34 months to be a very productive time of my life, as I learned about my true desires and dreams at that time. I also came to realize that education is not only about theoretical concepts of a book but has a lot to do with practical life. Along with studies, I was also interested in sports during my childhood. I remember participating in several tournaments. I have won several local level football and cricket tournaments. I was among the winners of the Indoor Cricket League that was held in Kathmandu. Further, I have also coached female futsal players. However, despite my involvement in sports, I never forgot the value of education. While at college, I realized that most students in rural parts of Nepal do not get q...

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