We have initiated new scholarship combinations for the rural students who have their school fees waived by the government, yet cannot afford other aspects of education like uniforms, stationery, and shoes. After comprehensive research by Shikshya Dikshya, we have identified a cost limit that would incorporate two sets of uniforms – shirts, pants, or tracksuits, one pair of shoes, and a dozen set of copies and pens. Under the first phase of this program, we will be assisting 30 students from Far Western Nepal. The students are identified and verified, ready to match with new sponsors for the incoming academic year.
If you want to support these students of Far West Nepal through the Shikshya Dikshya Rural Scholarship Program, visit https://shikshyadikshya.com/sponsor/ and fill out the form.
Pahilo Kadam is a mental health assistance program initiated by Krinjal that creates a space for mental health conversation and assists people seeking mental health-related help. To support each other for better wellbeing of mental health, we have initiated a Support Group, where anyone can join in to share and learn from their peers and experts to assist towards a healthy state of mind. The support group will comprise counseling psychologists who will moderate the session and ensure each individual in the support group receives equally needed guidance. These sessions will take place in both mediums – virtually and physically, and hold a high moral obligation to respect each individual’s privacy.
If you wish to ask a counselor anonymously or know more about different projects like this under Pahilo Kadam, please visit https://pahilokadam.com/ for further information.
The first phase of Techie Nepal was completed this month at New Capital College, Chitwan, with 65 students from 10 different educational institutions. Four trainers, two males, and two females, moderated the whole session with equal shifts, keeping the COVID-19 protocol into consideration. The Head of the Department of Education at the metropolitan and the Chairman of Ratnagar Ward No. 10, Mr. Deepak Adhikari, also attended the event. The objective of the program was to ignite a spark in the school-level students of rural Nepal towards their journey of innovation in the world of computers and technology by providing them a platform to learn Python programming through creative intensive workshop training by tech professionals. Therefore, this is a step forward to educate 600 students from various rural villages of Nepal on the importance and practices of STEM education.
To know more about the upcoming activities and phases of Techie Nepal, you can follow Techie Nepal on Facebook.
Techie Nepal is a STEM skill generation program for students of classes 9-12 from rural areas which provide technical skills like python coding and digital designing. For the first phase, a total of 30 students participated from 4 different schools, where the students were introduced to the process of algorithm development alongside basic concepts and execution of Python programming. The second phase for this has been planned and will be launched from next month where an advanced technique of prior discussed data programming skills would be taught to students from different schools.
To know more about the upcoming activities, and phases of Techie Nepal, keep yourself updated at https://www.facebook.com/Techie-Nepal.
Given the pandemic and its complex implications on Nepali students, Krinjal provided a total of $7236 as loans to 28 students. This comprised 19 students in the US and 9 in Australia. Out of the total students who received this loan, 19 have already paid their amount back. We have always believed in creating impacts through small ways and hope that this initiative could become a force of positive impact for all the students.