Pathshala was founded in 2004 AD as co-educational English Medium School to cater the need of quality schooling in the context of 21st century learning. Education is an asset of every individual. This fact cannot be ignored in today’s globalized world. For some decades in Nepal, the ultimate goal of education has been to be a doctor or an engineer or a technician or empower students to get a job without placing values in personal integrity.
Success at any cost and by any means is misleading the entire Nepalese society. The major focus has been placed on fluency of speech in English, doing homework and securing position in examination. Community assesses school children by marks they obtain in examination rather than their cognitive, social, emotional, psychological, motor and moral development. Parents hardly think of how responsible the child has been after school; how helpful and sociable she/he has been.
Pathshala does not believe in providing mere theoretical knowledge: it rather follows practical and behavioral aspects of education. It has realized that the goal should be to become a good citizen along with the content of information. The current need of the nation is education for meaningful life. It believes few educated good people can influence and ignite change among larger mass.
The prime goal of the education should be profession oriented with humanity and ethics. Students should be responsible and accountable to the world, nation, community and family. Pathshala Nepal is established to address these issues and its activities are conducted to accomplish these goals. Though it is very challenging, innovative and creative; it is not impossible to achieve.
The whole child, or whole person focus of learning can bring miraculous changes in students. Pathshala Nepal is an effort of a group of educators who are working for improving traditional instructional approaches. Since its inception, Pathshala is emerging as most sought after 21st Century education center and has been a source of inspiration for many other educational institutions in Nepal.
It has been generally observed that many parents have been taking their children abroad seeking better education from Nepal’s schools whereas Pathshala has many examples of comeback. Pathshala is proud to share that this institution has provided education with global standard with local values.
The mission of Pathshala Nepal is to develop all aspects of school life in meaningful situation so that children achieve their full potential both academically and socially. This education takes place within a challenging, stimulating and caring environment in which educational values are central to the ethos of the school and its teaching. ‘Meaningful Education for Meaningful Life’ is the motto of this school.