Kathmandu, September 26, 2016: UNESCO in collaboration with the Non Formal Education Center recently awarded ten photographers who clicked pictures on the theme of â€˜lifelong learningâ€™.
The first prize winner Manoj Paudel, from Kapilvastu, had captured students in Malawa wading through a river on their way home from school, due to lack of proper infrastructures. The Second prize winner, Binamra Adhikari had shot a photo of children learning traditional scriptures and mantras while the third prize winner, Shreemila Bajracharyat had snapped the Kumari learning.
UNESCO representative to Nepal, Christian Manhart awarded the winners with cash prizes, certificates, letters of appreciation and 2016 International Literacy Day T-shirts and assured that UNESCO will use the pictures strategically to promote literacy and lifelong learning. The Director of the Non-Formal Education Centre, Diwakar Dhungel emphasized the importance to â€˜learn, unlearn, and relearnâ€™ in our fast-paced contemporary society.
Lifelong learning means learning in and out of classrooms, across ages and generations, and learning skills relevant to the studentâ€™s social context.Â It is especially relevant in Nepal, where a diversity of culture, ethnicities, languages and climatic zones coexist.
The photography contest was held on the occasion of the 50thÂ International Literacy Day on 8 September.
Glocal Khabar is an initiation of a group of some active youth from diverse educational backgrounds and understandings envisioned and intended to dig out issues of the present day society, be it regarding modern business, or youth.