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Nepal Education, Parenting

Educating My Little Nephew

Reading Time: 6 minutes What and how you do things for and with toddlers matters hugely. The simply reason, of course, is that they pick up on a lot of that and essentially shapes them. . . . → Read More: Educating My Little Nephew

In & Around Kathmandu, Nepal Education

Nepal, Where Doing the Right Thing Could Be Wrong

Reading Time: 4 minutes At a night club in Kathmandu, I recorded a video of a birthday celebration which included Roman candles on a cake, and aerosol sprays. It could have ended in disaster if not for the big space. I went and shared my concerns with the party-goers, which could have also ended in disaster…for me.

I have discovered that doing the right thing in Nepal could turn out to be the wrong thing to do because things might just not go the way you reasonably expect. . . . → Read More: Nepal, Where Doing the Right Thing Could Be Wrong

Nepal Education

Drawbridge Game Adapted for Nepalis

Reading Time: 2 minutes An educational exercise that explores how the realities of power, authority, and societal values influence our perceptions about how we see the world. If you are an educator, you could easily do this with your students at school or college or university. . . . → Read More: Drawbridge Game Adapted for Nepalis

Nepal Education, Parenting

IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reading makes a huge different in people’s lives. Reading to babies and toddlers makes a huge impact on their academic achievements later on as well as in the their adult life. Children who read, on average, lead children who don’t academically. Adults who read, for example, on average have been found to live longer than those who don’t etc. . . . → Read More: IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

Reading Time: 5 minutes All about the ills of the education system we have in Nepal and how it can be improved to serve the population and the country. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

Nepal Education

Grade 8 Social Studies Textbook: The Caste System Is a “small” Issue

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Grade 8 Social Studies textbook has nothing on the one system that has defined and shaped our society and is responsible for, directly or indirectly, many — if not most or even ALL — of the social, economic, and political problems our country faces, hindering its progress: the caste system! And the reason? It’s a “small” issue! . . . → Read More: Grade 8 Social Studies Textbook: The Caste System Is a “small” Issue

Nepal Education, Parenting, Science

When in Rome…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lack of basic science literacy and the desire and tendency to copy western cultural practice has lead to, in Nepal, adoption of some questionable practices. This particular one is the celebration of birthdays but with Roman candles on the cake and use of foam spray even in the presence of naked flame! Why are they an issue? Roman candles contain toxic chemicals and canister sprays, in the presence of naked flame, is highly highly flammable! . . . → Read More: When in Rome…

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: Private Institutions, Foreign Education And Preference for Paper Degrees

Reading Time: 6 minutes Short history of the way the education system evolved with the introduction of private schools and even a private University from after 1980. Sadly, education was NOT valued as a means to acquire knowledge and skills, but for the paper degrees. Besides, the institutions themselves struggled to provide quality education — many imparted no more than just the most basic of skills, that of memorization and regurgitation — as they mostly functioned as for-profit businesses. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Private Institutions, Foreign Education And Preference for Paper Degrees

Nepal Earthquake, Nepal Education

Durbar High School Comes Down; What Will Go Up?

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a little over a three years since the earthquake struck and caused major damages to the oldest school in the country, Durbar High School, the oldest high school in the country, has been demolished. It’s being reconstructed with help from the Chinese government. . . . → Read More: Durbar High School Comes Down; What Will Go Up?

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: Education Mishap

Reading Time: 9 minutes These extracts from Unleashing Nepal describes how, through education, the Rana Regime and the Shah autocrats furthered their ethnic and nationalistic agenda, enabling the social, political, and economic advancement of the hill high caste Hindus (Khas Aryas) while oppressing — and hindering the advancement of — the others. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Education Mishap

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