WOW | Coffee Break

Teach for Nepal: Committed to end education inequity

Teach For Nepal (TFN) was established in 2013 as a movement by outstanding university graduates and young professionals committed to end education inequity in Nepal. They believe education can transform lives and that youth are the true drivers of change. It starts with two years of fellowship teaching in public schools in Dhanusha, Lalitpur and Sindhupalchowk.

TFN fellowship is a two year full time paid employment opportunity in which the fellows teach in public schools to bring academic achievement and transformative impact in their students. Beyond the two years, their commitment is recognised by international universities when they apply, there are opportunities for work and for scholarships.

Six TFN fellows interacted with WOW about their journey and what inspires them to do what they do. Excerpts:

Dipa Dhungana
BBA, Shanker Dev Campus
TFN Fellow: Mahakali Secondary School, Giranchaur

Dipa Dhungana had it difficult growing up.

Dipa has always wanted to fill the gap between government and private education systems. She wants to stand out and do something remarkable, and found TNF to be the best platform to start her journey.

How did you get associated with Teach for Nepal?

After finishing my Bachelors’ studies, I saw on a friend’s social media status that she had been selected for the Teach for Nepal fellowship. I visited their page and applied instantly. I wanted the opportunity to understand the educational gap between public and private schools and to contribute to reducing this gap.

Best part of being a TFN fellow?

Throughout my journey with TFN I get to know that I have to perform different characters to make my children understand and explore learning. It transforms me into a multi task player from a normal person.