Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Walk to raise awareness of education inequity in Nepal

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to step out to help raise awareness about education inequity. Teach For Nepal (TfN) Walkathon supported by Nabil Bank is being held on Saturday. An estimated 1,000 young professionals and students from 50 different colleges and universities, who have raised money to support the work of Teach For Nepal in ending education inequity in Nepal, will take part in the Walkathon.
The event was to raise awareness about the persisting education inequity, especially in the rural villages in Nepal and get more people to take the pledge to become the champions of improving public school education in Nepal, the organisers said, adding that the registration for the walk begins from 11 AM and the walk will officially begin from Labim Mall thereafter. “After the flag off from Labim Mall, Lalitpur passes through Thapathali, Maitighar, Bhadrakali, Sundhara, Tripureshwor, Kupandole and ended back in the Labim Mall.”
The Walkathon will then merge and end with a closing ceremony that featured a musical and artistic performance from artists from around Kathmandu’s colleges. Charity walk has been designed for the general public to experience the pain of over 6 million students, attending public schools, who walk hours to get to a school but are still deprived of quality education.
Teach For Nepal Fellows are currently teaching in 65 schools across seven districts – Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Dhanusa, Parsa, Dang, Tanahun, and Lamjung – in Nepal reaching the lives of more than 10,000 students.

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