Fellows in cohort 2017

As the youngest child in my family, I was supported by my elder brothers for my education. Despite not coming from a very privileged family, I was able to complete Bachelor’s in Engineering from Western Regional Campus in 2070. During and after People’s War, I used to listen to political programs on the radio which made me think about the inequality, injustice, and problems that existed in the society. I also took part in Jana Andolan-2 in 2062. I engaged in different organizations and regularly read newspapers that got me thinking about the inequality in education and teaching methodology. I first learned about Teach For Nepal through a newspaper ad that featured Mahabir Pun along with one Teach For Nepal Fellow. As I have become a part of it now, I am glad that Fellowship has turned out to be more than teaching and pedagogy, and lays emphasis on changing myself from inside and then the community. Having come from a public school myself, I understand the challenges of public ...

I was raised by a single mother, and I give all the credits to my selfless mother for making me what I am today. She taught me to be graceful, caring and independent. Her sheer determination to overcome difficulty has always been an inspiration to me. Her dedication to fulfilling our needs and necessities through hardships has helped me to strongly believe that one should never lose hope when faced with difficult circumstances. I remember while I was in school, I had a hard time understanding the concepts of mathematics. With the help of an amazing teacher and the influence of my mother, I was able to overcome math anxiety. After finishing higher education, I decided to study Environmental Science at Kathmandu University because of my interest in learning about the earth, its biology and to help develop solutions to environmental problems. After graduating from Kathmandu University, I was in the process of joining Tribhuvan University until my brother whispered in my ears, “Teach...

My mother has always been fond of learning, she loved going to school and was always eager to learn and understand new topics in her life. But due to family responsibilities, she had to leave her education to tend household needs. She sacrificed her education to make sure we had an easy life and her wish has always been that we attain an excellent education. My school days experiences are also one of the most memorable phases of my life. When I look back at those days smile automatically comes on my face. Teachers there were kind, supportive, humble and always motivating to thrive towards academic excellence. Their support made learning easier and fun. Their method of teaching was very effective not just to me but the entire class. Our teacher delivered the subject content in a simple yet unique way. They are the kind of teachers, I aspire to be during my Fellowship. I want to teach children maths by not just concentrating on formulas and problem solving, but with the help of ...

I was never motivated to participate in class activities and my teachers and classmates never even noticed me until I met an amazing teacher in eighth grade. He changed my life as a whole. He constantly supported me, trusted my abilities and encouraged me every day to give my best. His constant support and motivation helped me receive, “The Most Ideal Student of the Year” award. After school, I enrolled at Acharya Institute of Technology for Bachelor’s in Aeronautical Engineering. My parents always supported me and guided me in my studies and difficulties in life. One day while surfing the Internet, I came across Teach For Nepal’s work and how they were creating change through the medium of education. I wanted to be part of the movement where I can use my degree in Aeronautical Engineering to motivate children to explore the field of aerospace. Throughout my Fellowship, I want to use my passion for mystery novels to teach students. Using brain teasers that will require logi...

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 was born in an eastern part of Nepal in Bhojpur district. My mother raised me and my younger brother alone because my father had to go abroad to earn for the family. During this time, my grandparents also supported my mother financially. Even though my mother was working hard to fulfill our needs, she always supported us in our education. Her love and humility towards us have taught us more than any books in the world could ever teach. She has taught us the value of working hard to achieve what our heart desires and it is what helped me to become a topper during my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Platinum College of Management. After graduating from college, I decided to join VSO Nepal as an ICS volunteer where I received a certificate of appreciation signed by former Prime Minister of UK, David Cameroon. All my life, I’ve always wanted to do something that would make an impact not just on an individual but in the community as well. While looking for opportunities...

I grew up in a small village in Ashrang, Lalitpur and have seen first-hand the impact that is being made by Teach For Nepal Fellows placed in my village. Growing up in the same village where Teach For Nepal is working, I have seen and experienced the effects of an inadequate number of teachers. Throughout my schooling in Bidhyadhiswary Higher Secondary School, I used to gather reading resources and prepare for exams myself because there were not enough teachers in the school. My resourcefulness and determination helped me pass my SLC with good grade and get a scholarship for further studies. My motivation to work hard continued in my pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism Management from Nepal College of Travel and Tourism Management; eventually, becoming a topper. With the mindset of a continuous learner, I want to gain knowledge and skills to become an effective leader and Teach For Nepal Fellowship is a great platform for me to exercise my skills for self-growth. ...

I graduated with a Master’s degree in Medical Biochemistry from Sri Ramaswami Memorial University, India and was awarded gold medal by the Prime Minister of India for my Master's degree and have also published an article on “Study of Insulin Resistance and Lipid profile in Obese Adults”. I always loved the idea of discovering the wonders of how our world works and this fascination was inspired by my science teacher. As a child, I always participated in various kinds of projects, out of which, some were collecting different species of plants and some were collecting insects. My interested weren’t just limited to science, I loved reading books and learning about different cultures and languages which led me to learn French in Bishwo Bhasa Campus. My experience as a lecturer in the medical college in Chitwan has provided me with an understanding that teachers need to understand subject matter deeply and flexibly so that they can help students connect ideas across fields and to every...

I come from a background where education holds the highest ground. My parents made sure that I got the best education and for that, they sacrificed a lot. They taught me life values and above all provided a wholesome environment for me and my older brother. My mother made sure that we were learning and always motivated us to do best. After completing my Bachelor’s in Business Administration, I could not figure out where my life was headed and like everyone else I did my GMAT and TOEFL. But I was not sure if that was what I wanted to do. There was always this question in my head- whether or not I will be able to do something worthy in my life. I was bogged down by stress and that is when I decided to sign up for one of those Vipassana courses. That 12 days of meditation was kind of like a turning point in my life because after that experience I was able to sort out things that were going wrong. I dropped the idea of going abroad for my masters and started looking for job opportuni...

I was wearing a ragged blue shirt and a pair of pants. I didn’t have a pencil, notebook, or a backpack. Every step I took towards the school, my heart would start racing and my mind would tell me to turn around and run back home as fast as possible. A few yards seemed like miles, and as I entered through the school gate, every breath I took felt like the last breath of my life. It was my first day in a public school after spending a greater part of my schooling from a private boarding school. My family was facing financial difficulty and we were required to cut back. With private school fee rising, my parents were unable to afford the cost of private education. The first difference I notice when I entered the classroom was that it was overcrowded and loud. In few days of attending the public school, the difference in quality and rigor of education could be seen and felt. Throughout the Fellowship, my goal is to help students compete with people from all walks of life. I want t...

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