Monday, January 7, 2013
Regarding the preparation classes in the hostel, one of my friends said that during the night, students feel sleepy, so they arrange tests from 9 pm to 12 midnight. Parents invest a huge amount of money to keep their children in the hostel where the fees are exorbitant without any justifiable basis. The torture that children face in the name of SLC is quite awful. The prisons will remain open till the date of the SLC exams. Schools, teachers and publishers of practice books and guess papers will benefit a lot, but will the students learn anything new?
Tue, May 7, 2013
Here I am trying to stress on the role of schools in curbing sexual assault that ultimately leads to rape and such crimes related to sexuality. Sexual assaults are not limited to girls but also it is widely spread to minor boys to genders other than male and female. Definitely assaults to girls, specially minor girl-child are rampant as the gender stereotypes consider them as physically weak and less harmful to assaulter. It has been observed that children have been assaulted at home, in schools and in the places where they are out of the sight of the parents and elders. One of the major reasons behind children being easy victims is their lack of ability to distinguish between ‘an assault’ and ‘normal behavior’.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013
Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17 year old high school (student) girl in Canada is reported to have committed suicide after she was allegedly raped and sexually assaulted. Her family has stated that she was bullied for more than a year and gang-raped in November, 2011. Photographs showing her having sex with one of the boys was circulated on mobile phones and computers leading to her suicidal thoughts. She struggled psychologically as the investigation by police ended without any consequences to the assaulter.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
The first ever international conference of this type in school education has begun. President Ram Baran Yadav inaugurated the conference at the Soaltee Hotel, on 4th April, 2013. Around 700 teachers, university students and other stakeholders of education were present in the program. Speakers stressed in the need of emphasis on quality in classroom for the more just and empowering education.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013
A girl attending slc examination has been allegedly raped. She was sleeping in a buffalo-shed for she had menstruation three days ago. She has missed one of her slc exam and has been injured. She is in hospital for treatment. Police is in search of the person involved in the rape. The traditional myth that considers mensuration as a curse has drawn the girl in trouble. It is shameful for all Nepalese that such traditions are still around us overpowering our awareness to freedom and social justice.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013
The Rato Bangala Foundation (RBF) in cooperation with the Department of Education (MoE, GoN) is hosting Nepal’s first international education conference entitled ‘Quality in the Classroom’. Other partners for this conference are: the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Asian Development Bank, Unicef, UNESCO, Open Society Foundations and Rato Bangala School. The overall objective of which is to bring together classroom practitioners, education leaders, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders, including parents and students to share ideas and showcase best practices in school education from Nepal and more broadly, regionally and globally.