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Nepal Education

Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn most government (public) schools in Nepal, children are taught to memorize and regurgitate materials from a really early age, like second grade. One of the ways the children do that is by reading aloud, a practice that harks back all the way to the days of Aryan-Sanskritic education system prevalent in the Indian Subcontinent long before the modern system of education was introduced. Here’s an example. . . . → Read More: Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools

Nepal Education

I Finally Got to Read to My Little Nephew’s Class!

Reading Time: 3 minutesMy first visit to my little nephew’s school to read to his class…I was asked to also talk about discipline! But I didn’t! . . . → Read More: I Finally Got to Read to My Little Nephew’s Class!

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education

Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it’s defended as part of our “culture.” My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn’t do much good for us!

What’s more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.

. . . → Read More: Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: Current State According to Al Jazeera

Reading Time: 1 minuteCurrent state of education in Nepal. . . . → Read More: Education in Nepal: Current State According to Al Jazeera

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: How I Got In and Out

Reading Time: 4 minutesJust a basic education had been in the cards! But determined to get more, much much more than that which I was told I was “entitled” to, I would have an incredible academic career! . . . → Read More: Education in Nepal: How I Got In and Out

Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: A Privilege

Reading Time: 2 minutesPrimary and secondary education in Nepal for a vast majority of Nepalese children was a privilege, when I was a student, and is still a privilege thirty years later! Only a very very small percentage of kids attending government schools — where a majority of children go for their education — graduate from a high school. . . . → Read More: Education in Nepal: A Privilege