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1000 students from colleges across Kathmandu are walking 5 km to raise awareness on education inequity in Nepal this June 29

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LALITPUR: Teach For Nepal Walkathon supported by Nabil Bank is being held on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The event plans to include approximately 1000 young professionals and students from 50 different colleges and universities who have raised money to support the work of Teach For Nepal in ending education inequity in Nepal. 

The event is being organized to raise awareness about the persisting education inequity which happens especially in the rural villages of Nepal and to encourage more people to take the pledge to become the champions of improving public school education in Nepal.

Registration for the walk starts at 11 AM and the walk will officially begin from Labim Mall thereafter. After the flag off from Labim Mall, Lalitpur the walk will then pass through Thapathali, Maitighar, Bhadrakali, Sundhara, Tripureshwor, Kupandole and end back in Labim Mall. 

The Walkathon will then end with a closing ceremony featuring musical and acoustical performances from artists belonging to various colleges of Kathmandu valley.

Charity walk has been designed for the general public to experience the pain of over 60 lakhs students, attending public schools, who walk hours to get to a school but are still deprived of quality education. In rural Nepal, students of Teach For Nepal Fellows come to school on foot walking long distances. Some of the students walk as much as 3 hours one way, just to get to their school.

Teach For Nepal Fellows are currently teaching in 65 schools across seven districts in Nepal – Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Dhanusa, Parsa, Dang, Tanahun, and Lamjung reaching the lives of more than 10,000 students. Teach For Nepal will open its Fellowship application for the next academic years  2020 on the same day. Interested change-makers are encouraged to apply by visiting www.teachfornepal.org