Teach For Nepal celebrated five year anniversary and inducted 70 new Fellows who will start their two-year journey as teachers, mentors and change makers in the community on Friday, April 6th, 2018 (23rd Chaitra, 2074)
Kathmandu, April 9, 2018: Teach For Nepal held their 5 year anniversary on April, 6th 2018 at Rastriya Sabha Griha, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu. The event welcomed 70 new cohort members to the two-year Fellowship program and inducted 39 Fellows to Teach For Nepal Alumni movement.
At the event, Teach For Nepal Fellows and students led entrepreneurial, science and technology exhibitions were displayed and plays and dances were performed by students from different public schools in Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk and Dhanusa.
The students were very exid Sujata Tamang, Grade 8 student, Manakharka, Sindhupalchowk. “It was such a great opportunity to inspire other students as well as guests.”
In the event, along with Tamang, four other students from her school exhibited products made in their village under the name, ‘My Dream Village – One Home One Basket’. Students from Katuwa, Lalitpur presented their Modern Halo which won the National Steam Challenge in the exhibition. Saroj Dahal, the student from Katuwa, Lalitpur shared, “If you start something and don’t give up, you always find success.”
The event was opened by Sangita Jimba, a student from Simle, 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 2018.
“Today marks another important step towards bridging the gap of quality education between public and private schools. We welcomed 70 new exceptional graduates with high academic ability to teach our children so we can prepare them for the world and make sure Nepal succeeds in the global race, said Shisir Khanal, Teach For Nepal CEO. “We look forward to serving an additional number of schools and continuing to work in partnership with the government, schools and our supporters to help reduce educational inequality in Nepal.”
Teach For Nepal ‘s movement is something I had always aspired,” said Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, Minister of Education. “We need to transform 35,000 schools in Nepal and to do this we need to bring revolution in education and I have my full support in Teach For Nepal’s movement”
In the event the students from Gunsha, Lalitpur performed an emotional play named ‘Ashaka Sapana’ based on the real stories of rural communities, Teach For Nepal’s Fellows also took the stage to showcase the five-year journey and students from Shanku, Lalitpur sang songs. 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 ending 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 the 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.
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