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Nepal Education, Teacher Education

Modeling Atoms: When You Don’t Have Much, Make Creative Use of The Little You Do

Reading Time: 1 minute At under-funded and resource-strapped public schools in Nepal, teaching science in a way that brings the subject alive for students can be a major challenge. What the teachers at such schools do have is themselves and their students. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be using their own students (by having them model structures for example) in an effort to get across difficult and challenging science concepts and ideas! . . . → Read More: Modeling Atoms: When You Don’t Have Much, Make Creative Use of The Little You Do

In & Around Kathmandu, Traffic

Zebra Crossing…in Kathmandu

Reading Time: 1 minute They say you should look at the streets and traffic to get a sense for how a country is doing and what it is all about!

What does a video of the challenges I faced crossing a road in Kathmandu say about Nepal, our country? . . . → Read More: Zebra Crossing…in Kathmandu

General

Shame On Us!

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is something in Nepal that those who SHOULD have it don’t and those who SHOULDN’T do?

SHAME!

A TedTalk on shame that could help us in Nepal to think of shame differently and make social progress! . . . → Read More: Shame On Us!

In & Around Kathmandu, Traffic

How Would Kathmandu Drivers React I Wonder If…

Reading Time: 1 minute In the embedded video, Chinese pedestrians take drastic action at crosswalks (zebra crossings). What if pedestrians in Kathmandu did the same? How would Kathmandu drivers react, I wonder! I really do! . . . → Read More: How Would Kathmandu Drivers React I Wonder If…

Nepal, Presentations & Speeches

So You Want to Volunteer in Nepal?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Earlier this month, the evening of April 5 to be precise, I gave a presentation at Wisdom Wednesdays series of talks at Paddy Foley’s organized by NGN. The series, and therefore the talk, is about ETHICAL voluntourism. I volunteered to give the presentation as a contribution towards the organizer’s efforts to #StopOrphanTrips to Nepal. . . . → Read More: So You Want to Volunteer in Nepal?

Leisure, Parenting

My Little Nephew Reads His Favorite Book

Reading Time: 1 minute Video of my little nephew reading his favorite Dr. Seuss book. . . . → Read More: My Little Nephew Reads His Favorite Book

International, Presentations & Speeches, United World College (UWC) Movement

UWC SSS Boston: Education for Freedom

Reading Time: 1 minute Video of my presentation at UWC-Second-Saturday-at-Six gathering in Boston last February in which I describe why I do what I do for the education of the marginalized in Nepal and the impact of the April and May 2015 earthquakes on the schools COMMITTED works with in Sindhupalchok. . . . → Read More: UWC SSS Boston: Education for Freedom

Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake: Himalayan Megaquake Video

Reading Time: 3 minutes PBS Nova production about the April 25 megaquake that struck Nepal. . . . → Read More: Nepal Earthquake: Himalayan Megaquake Video

Nepal Education

Costly Education: Kids on a Wire

Reading Time: 3 minutes Treacherous road to education in rural Nepal. . . . → Read More: Costly Education: Kids on a Wire

Equality, Grinnell College, International, Presentations & Speeches, Social Justice

Rosenfield Program: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal

Reading Time: 1 minute Video of April 2014 Rosenfield Program presentation at Grinnell College. It covers the plight of marginalized groups, such as Dalits, women, Tharus and Tamangs both in the country and abroad, and what COMMITTED is doing about it all. . . . → Read More: Rosenfield Program: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal

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