Kathmandu, Nepal (April 2017): Teach For Nepal held their Annual Event 2017 on April, 9th 2017 at Kamladi, Pragya Pratishtan, Kathmandu, Nepal. The event welcomed 47 new cohort members to the two-year Fellowship program and inducted 55 Fellows to Teach For Nepal Alumni movement.
At the event, Teach For Nepal Fellows and students led entrepreneurial activities were displayed and plays and dances were performed by 59 students from 15 different public schools in Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk and Dhanusa.
The students were very excited to display their projects in front of more than 800 guests. “I was very delighted to display my project to Minster of Education, Dhaniram Poudel,” said Ramsudip Ram, Grade 10 student Sohni Mujeliya Dhanusa. “My friends displayed their Mithala arts to the minister and we were able to learn different cultures from friends from other districts.”
Students from Bhotenamlang, Sindhupalchowk presented their Mushroom Farming Project in the exhibition. Sangeeta Giri, student from class eight shared, “I feel proud to share my learning with others.”
The event was opened by Shanta Nagarkoti, a student from Lele, Lalitpur, who is a recipient of United World College scholarship. She was a student of Teach For Nepal Fellow and will be attending her higher education in Germany from Fall 2017. Swastika Shrestha, Co-founder and Head of Training and Support said, “Every child deserves quality education that Shanta received. They should all receive dedication, investment and love that a parents gives to their children.”
Teach For Nepal proved, quality education can be provided to every children,” said Dhaniram Poudel. “Teach For Nepal’s movement of today can be the movement of the country tomorrow, the goal of Teach For Nepal and our governments goal to achieve excellence in education are aligned, we wish them all the best for their tireless efforts.”
Keynote speaker, Dr. Upendra Mahato shared his stories of struggle, hardship and inspiration of his life with the audience. The students from Manikhel, Lalitpur performed an emotional play based on the real stories of rural communities, students from Dhanusa performed their native Jhinjhiya dance and students from Gimdi, Lalitpur recited slam poetry based on real stories of their community. Teach For Nepal Fellows and Alumni’s also shared their learning and experience.
About Teach For Nepal
Teach for Nepal (TFN) is a movement of outstanding university graduates and young professionals who are committed to end education inequity in Nepal starting with two years of fellowship teaching in public schools. The fellowship is a highly competitive, challenging, and rewarding leadership development program, which prepares the participants to become lifelong leaders. Teach For Nepal Fellows come from diverse academic background. They have completed a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Public Health, Social Work, and Science & Technology from colleges and universities in Nepal and many countries abroad.
For more information, visit www.teachfornepal.org