11th March 2016, Dhulikhel: Edushala Pvt. Ltd., in partnership with the US Embassy, organized a 7-day residential Career Camp for the alumni of the U.S. Embassy-funded English Access Microscholarship (Access) Program atÂ Dhulikhel, Kavre from 29th February to 5th March 2016.
The Camp was designed to provide Access alumni with practical career-building skills, such as resume writing, interviewing skills, communication skills, as well as information regarding career paths, educational opportunities, and job opportunities. Well-known organizations such as merojob.com, KeySkills provided soft skills training and leadership program was conducted by Yuwa; Yuwa Netwoking Activity and public speaking training by We Inspire Nepal.
About 140 campers were invited from Birgunj, Bhairawa, Butwal, Gorkha and Kathmandu who have completed the 2-year after-school Access Program organized and funded by the US Department of State. The campers were accompanied by 6 coordinators from their respective districts and 28 qualified instructors who trained them in acquiring practical skills useful in launching a career.We Inspire Nepal (WIN) and Thames College had also participated in the event.
Edushala functions as an educational and skills-based training company focused on sourcing, aggregating, and distributing training content in the Nepalese market. So it was selected through a competitive process to conceptualize, design, and execute on the Career Camp in order to train alumni in practical skills useful in launching a career, expose alumni to career path opportunities and share knowledge and best practices regarding education and scholarship opportunities in Nepal and the United States.
The Access Program was a U.S. government-funded program designed with the aim of benefitting gifted students from economically disadvantaged sectors in more than 85 countries. Access provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 years olds through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Since its inception in 2004, more than 95,000 students have participated in the program. Access Nepal was inaugurated in 2011 and has already benefited more than 300 students that have completed the program.
The program offered various benefits to participants include: development of language skills, learning about American culture and democratic values, increasing their ability to participate successfully in socio-economic development of their countries and be able to compete for and participate in future US exchange and study programs. A greater sensitivity to cultural differences, coupled with the language skills they acquire, enable the participants to take advantage of opportunities that had previously been unavailable to them.
With the mission to connect passionate professionals and skill-hungry students, Edushala have been providing students with skills that are useful, fun, and transferable in the real world through Project-Based Learning content. Edushala has previously developed entrepreneurship and career-skill building programs at leading colleges in Kathmandu. Since 2013, the company has trained more than 2500 students.