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:

Rishika Pokhrel
B.Sc., Nobel College
TFN Fellow: Shree Secondary School Mithileshwar, Dhanusha

Raised in Kathmandu, Rishika Pokhrel wanted to challenge herself when she decided to join TFN. She wants to create better learning opportunities for children in rural Nepal. She is vivacious and ever smiling, and works as a Science teacher in a remote part of Dhanusha.

How did you get associated with Teach for Nepal?

One of my brother’s was also doing fellowship with TFN. He used to share his experiences and I was always motivated to join and do my bit.

Why TFN?

Initially it was about getting outside my comfort zone and learning. Now it’s about getting involved with the children and sharing what I know to make a difference in their lives.

Best part of being TFN fellow…

Travelling, living away from home, and taking initiatives for the educational betterment of young children.