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Born and raised in the capital city Kathmandu, I had all the facilities and access to the best education and health. Drawing mandala and dancing have been my favorite things to do. At school, I was initially nervous. However, keeping the company of excelling students helped me do well and become one of them. My mother was the one who kept motivating me to give my 100%. As a result, I graduated with distinction from college. I now understand the role of parents and peers in our success. Teach For Nepal’s motto to end inequity in education in the country became my guiding path to this journey. I find inequity in education in Nepal a harsh reality that is both challenging and solvable. My parents were not in favor of me working as a Fellow initially because of my health reasons. But I was ultimately able to convince them. They now understand that I am a girl with a dream and a desire to become a changemaker. As a TFN Fellow, I want to instill confidence in my students, especially ...

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I was born in Sankharapur, Kathmandu. I love travelling and dream of travelling the whole world. I also enjoy singing, dancing and research. Growing up, I have always been good at studies. My family members rewarded me frequently for performing well in the classroom, which motivated me a lot to study even harder. I had good family members who knew the value of education and were committed to provide me education. Likewise, I also had teachers who motivated me whenever I was struggling with my studies. I struggled during my second year of Bachelor’s but one of my teachers stepped in to help me to move forward. I will always be thankful to him.I am fortunate that I have had many people around me who inspired and motivated me. I came to know about TFN in the second year of my Bachelor’s. My desire to work for children appeared to align well with the vision. I remembered my family and teachers who motivated me and I decided that I would very much like to become motivators just li...

I consider my school as my second home as I completed the first 13 years of my education from the same school. The teachers treated us as their own children. During my time there, I was considered a good student and was even awarded the Best Student twice. When I couldn’t understand lessons, I asked my friends for help after school. Basically, my school was one big happy family. One of the most difficult memories I have of my childhood/school days was when I failed the Science exam in ninth grade. I was a hard-working student and had never failed in anything before that. I was beyond consolable, and although my family and my teachers consoled me, I listened to no one. It was only after a few days that I realized that instead of crying I should be studying harder. It made me understand the value of self-motivation. After I got the call from Teach For Nepal for the first interview, I was nervous and excited at the same time. I had heard of Teach For Nepal through my sister and a...

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There are a lot of things that fascinates me, from nature to the space and even how the human body functions. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a scientist and I still carry that dream with me. I grew up in a joint family much loved by everyone. The turning point in my life came when my father was diagnosed with cancer. I had to put a pause in my studies and go to Delhi with him as no one else could leave their jobs. The economic condition of the house weakened and other members of my family including my grandparents and my uncle too fell sick. But we supported each other and got through the situation. First thing that inspired me to apply for the Fellowship was the tagline, “What if your first Job was changing your Nation?” After going through lots of website and career pages, this was the only thing that caught my eye I realized that if I applied for a full time job I would only one that would change or benefit was me but if I joined TFN, I could change someone else’s life ...

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I was a curious child who loved sports and music. Once, I left home without telling anyone to attend a cultural program near my home. Between the crowd and the performances, I lost track of time. Not finding me anywhere my parents got worried. It was only after dark that someone informed my parents about my whereabouts that they found me. As I grew up, my curiosity led me to pursue Science. Initially I wanted to pursue my higher education abroad, but the 2015 earthquake inspired me to study in Nepal and do something for my country. I credit the education I received for making me the person I am today. Education has not only sharpened my mind but also given me analytical skills. It has helped me develop self-confidence and improve myself. I consider myself lucky to have been chosen as a Teach For Nepal Fellow. I will have the chance to work with other Fellows to improve the quality of education in rural Nepal. I want to make the best of this opportunity to learn about educat...

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I started my schooling in Dhangadi. I loved going to school and was a good student, I was sincere with my studies and participated in extracurricular activities. But when I moved to Kathmandu everything changed. I wasn’t performing well in classes and even though I wanted to, I never participated in activities outside the classroom. This continued till I moved back to Dhangadi in the ninth grade. In Kathmandu, I didn’t find any of my teachers to be inspiring or encouraging. Moving back home, I got a mentor who helped me see my own potential. He brought back my confidence and created an environment where I could explore and grow. I never thought I’d be able to commit for a two-year Fellowship and yet here I am. I was encouraged to apply because Teach For Nepal’s vision matches with the vision, I have set for myself which is to bring a change with the education I have. More than a teacher I want to be someone’s mentor and well-wisher. I am looking forward to living in a new comm...

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My maa and buba have been the most important people in my self-development. They are my strength. From them I learned that we should never give up on our dreams. In the era where having a son was everyone’s priority, my sisters and I never faced any discrimination inside my family. However, it was different with the society. I want to prove the society wrong. My parents believed in us and one day I want to make them proud. I remember when anyone ask what you want to become when you grow up and I used to say a teacher. I’d wear my mother’s heels and carry her bag and imitate my teachers. I believe education helps widen the perspective of a person and teachers play a vital role molding a student inside the classroom. It is up to them to build a warm environment, mentor and nurture students, as well as to listen and look for signs of trouble. I got to know about Teach For Nepal through a friend of mine. I always saw pictures of her travelling all over Nepal on her social media. C...

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I spent my childhood in Kalikot, and later in Bardiya as my parents decided to move for better job opportunities. I have seen people struggling for survival. Most of them didn’t have access to good food. Education was not even in their priority list. During my teenage, I again moved to Kathmandu for higher education. Here, I learned to earn and live for myself. This experience made me stronger and more responsible. Coming to Kathmandu at a very young age, completing high school and undergraduate as a topper was a huge achievement for me. All the credits go to every single teacher who have taught me since my early childhood. This is one of the motivations to apply for the Fellowship, as I have always looked forward to becoming the role model to my students and making my students better learners and achievers. For the next two years, I see myself living in a rural village educating Nepal’s next generation. The one main reason behind joining Teach For Nepal is to see a transformed...

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I went to public school up to the eighth grade, after that I got selected at the ANFA Academy and completed my S.L.C from a private school. From the eighth grade to my bachelor’s level I got a scholarship thanks to my football abilities. Leading the Nepal National U-14 team to victory at the Subroto Mukharjee International football tournament in 2011is one of the biggest achievements of my life. We were the last team who won the tournament for Nepal. I grew up in a average family. But things got worse after my mother passed away. My father remarried and neglected this side of the family. I didn’t bear much of the burnt as I stayed at the Academy most of the time, but my brother and sister had to go through a lot. There was a time, when we didn’t have enough to pay for my brother’s tuition fees. This bitter experience taught me a lot about life. I worked hard to sharpen my football skills. At Teach For Nepal, I want to do more for the underprivileged children. When I had volu...

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Born as the eighth daughter in a family where struggle was synonymous with life, I have had to struggle for basic necessities. On top of that, I was bullied and harassed because my parents were physically and mentally unstable. Since an early age, I had to be the prime caretaker of my parents. Even though that was hard, learning to take responsibilities early on in life did help me come this far. I believe that when someone works hard with the determination to overcome difficult situation, one will always find people who are willing to support. In my desperate attempts to complete my education, Dr. Vinod Parajuli was my light of hope who provided motivation and financial support towards completing my Bachelor’s degree. While in college, I wanted to help other people going through difficult circumstances in life the same why I had. I established an NGO that worked towards empowering women. Moving forward, I see TFN as a platform for me to transfer my learnings and mindset ...

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