Updates

Supporting new laptop program schools in Jajarkot

December 2019 | Jajarkot Resident support 12 program schools in Jajarkot OLE Nepal’s team of two “Teaching with Technology” Residents completed deployment of laptops and installation of intranet at six schools in Kuse Rural Municipality in Jajarkot, as the initial...

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In-school training for 12 program schools in Jajarkot

January 1 – 16, 2019 | Jajarkot OLE Nepal conducted in-school training for 12 laptop program school teachers in Jajarkot. In-school training is the second part of the three-stage training program designed to develop the skills and confidence of teachers...

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Revisiting Schools in Baitadi

December 2019 | Baitadi Monitoring and Technical Support to 15 schools Our field staff conducted monitoring and technical support visit to 15 schools in Baitadi from November 26 to December 16, 2019. Meetings were held at each of the 15...

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Refresher Teacher Training in Darchula

December 2019 | Darchula Refresher training for the teachers of 15 program schools in Darchula was conducted on December 1-4, 2019 at Marma for 8 schools (Marma cluster), and on December 6-9, 2019 at Khalanga for 7 schools (Mallikarjun-Naugad-Sailey and...

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Revisiting laptop program schools

1. Refresher Training at Shree Kalika Basic School, Dhading October 2019 | Dhunabesi Municipality OLE Nepal in partnership with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) successfully launched E-Learning Program at Shree Kalika Basic School in Dhunibesi Municipality-4, Dhading...

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Revisiting Raspberry Pi computer program schools

In-school training at program schools in Sindhuli and Sindhupalchowk OLE Nepal’s team of trainers completed in-school training program on technology integrated teaching-learning methodology for teachers from Shree Secondary School in Bajhe, Sindhuli, and Shree Kalikasharan Basic School in Sindhupalchowk. The...

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Robotics Programming for middle school students in Lalitpur

December 2019 | Lalitpur On December 3, 3019, the second “Mentor training Program to Foster Logical and Creative Thinking Using ICT for Basic  Education” was jointly organised by KDDI Foundation, OLE Nepal, Miyagi University of Education, Lalitpur Metropolitan City  and...

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Positive results in laptop program schools in Darchula

November 2019 | Darchula Background: OLE Nepal’s laptop program was introduced in fifteen schools in Darchula in August 2018, with the deployment of laptops after the completion of seven day initial teacher training program for 59 teachers in August 12-18,...

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OLE Nepal participates at MIT J-WEL week

October 2019 | Boston Software programmers from OLE Nepal attended MIT J-WEL Week on October 28-31, 2019 in Boston, where J-WEL collaborators from 33 countries convened for seminars, presentations, research briefs, hands-on exercises, panel discussions, and workshops. Throughout the program,...

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New Raspberry Pi computer program schools in Lalitpur

October 2019 | Lalitpur OLE Nepal’s technology integrated teaching-learning program using Raspberry Pi (RPi) computers has been launched in three new schools in Lalitpur. The program has introduced E-Paath (interactive digital learning materials) and E-Pustakalaya (digital library) to the students...

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First ever laptop program in Karnali Province!

September 2019 | Lalitpur and Jajarkot Deployment preparation XO Laptops for program schools in Jajarkot were delivered to OLE Nepal office in Sanepa, Lalitpur on the second week of September. After checking the physical status of laptops on arrival, our...

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Celebrating 12th National Library Day

September 1, 2019 | Kathmandu:  This year for the National Library Day, our team participated in the activities organized by Nepal National Library and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), with groups and organizations that have been promoting...

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New laptop program schools in Gorkha

Janasewa Basic School Our training team conducted a four-day intensive teacher training program for four teachers from Janasewa Basic School at the OLE Nepal office on July 15-18, 2019. The teachers from the school traveled to Kathmandu from Dharche Rural...

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MIT J-WEL pk-12 education innovation project update

Game Development Workshop by MIT J-WEL interns As part of the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab grant in pk-12 education innovation, two MIT students arrived in Nepal for summer internship on game development at OLE Nepal in early...

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Children’s story writing workshop for digital EGR

July 2019 | Lalitpur: OLE Nepal organised a story-writing workshop to help bring original stories written by young adults for their digital early grade reading content. The workshop was conducted in partnership with Shikshya Foundation Nepal (SFN) and facilitated by...

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Refresher teacher training on robotic programming

July 2019 | Lalitpur: A two-day refresher training on Robotic Programming with Artec Robots was held at Shree Yashodhara Boudha Secondary School, for 10 teachers from three schools from Lalitpur – Yashodhara, Jalapa and Hindu Vidyapeeth School in July 11-12,...

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Updates on Jajarkot laptop program

June 2019 | Jajarkot Orientation to selected 12 schools in Jajarkot: The orientation program for different stakeholders from the selected schools in Jajarkot was conducted on May 16 and 17 respectively at Kalika Basic School, Jahar Gaun and Nalagad Municipality...

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Raspberry Pi computers in new schools in Sindhuli and Sindhupalchowk

June 2019 | Sinduhli and Sindhupalchowk OLE Nepal’s team of pedagogical and technical trainers completed teacher training program on technology integrated teaching-learning methodology for teachers from Shree Secondary School in Bajhe, Sindhuli, and Shree Kalikasharan Basic School, Sindhupalchowk. The teacher...

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Supporting program schools in Gulmi, Palpa and Lalitpur

June 2019 | Gulmi and Palpa OLE Nepal’s E-Pustakalaya Coordinator and Technical staff revisited three schools and a public library in Palpa and Gulmi districts, from June 10-18, 2019 to provide program support. In 2018, OLE Nepal in partnership with...

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Laptop program launched in Rupandehi

April 2019 | Rupandehi Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal in partnership with Soiya Mahila Swabalambi Sastha, Devdaha Rupandehi (SMSS) launched the laptop program at Shree Laxmi Basic School and Gyanjyoti Secondary School in Rupandehi district. The schools for the program...

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OLE Nepal receives the MIT J-WEL grant!

April 4, 2019 | MIT Boston OLE Nepal has recently been announced as one of this year’s awardees of the MIT J-WEL grant in pK-12 Education Innovation. The grant will be used to develop advanced learning games for math and...

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Updates from laptop program schools in Darchula

1. In-school teacher training program  OLE Nepal launched the laptop program at 15 new schools in Darchula on September 2018, after the completion of the Initial 7-day training program. In-school training is the second stage of the three-stage teacher training...

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New Partnership with ONGD-FNEL, a Luxembourg-based NGO

March 20, 2019 OLE Nepal has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with ONGD-FNEL for the project ‘Digitally Enhanced Early Grade Reading Programme’. The main objective of this proposed project is to design and develop interactive high-quality digital content to help...

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Making programming fun and engaging using robots

March 2019 | Lalitpur OLE Nepal recently partnered with three institutions from Japan — KDDI Foundation (Tokyo), CityNet (Yokohama) and Miyagi University of Education — to launch robot programming education in three public schools in Lalitpur, in collaboration with the...

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Teacher training programs

OLE Nepal’s training team has been very busy with teacher training programs in different parts of Nepal. Our team conducted in-school training for 15 laptop program schools in Darchula, and 3 laptop program schools in Tandrang, Gorkha. In Kathmandu, our...

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Positive results in laptop program schools in Doti

Background: OLE Nepal’s  laptop program was introduced in fifteen schools in Doti on September 2017, with the deployment of laptops and installation of digital library in the schools after the completion of 7 days initial teacher training program for 65...

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Teacher Training Programs and Deployments

Over the last six months, OLE Nepal’s training and technical team has conducted 13 teacher training programs in partnership with different organisations. Altogether, teachers from over 60 schools have been trained to use technology integrated learning approach in their daily...

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Laptop program launched in Darchula

September 2018 | Darchula Arrival and preparation of laptops: OLE Nepal’s laptop program in Darchula was officially launched in the third quarter of 2018. The laptops for 15 program schools arrived on July 17, 2018. Our technical team conducted rounds...

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Preparation for laptop deployment in Darchula

Orientation and Signing of Agreements with schools Two teams from OLE Nepal conducted orientation program for different stakeholders of 15 selected program schools in Darchula. The main objective of the program was to discuss the basic preparation that the schools...

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Refresher Training for teachers in Doti

June 2018 | Silgadhi, Doti In August 2017, 65 teachers from 15 primary schools from Doti participated in the initial teacher training program. The following month, our technical team visited the schools to set up the school network. The teachers...

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New Project schools in Darchula

OLE Nepal prepared the action plan for the year of 2018. According to plan, Digital Literacy Project will be extended to 15 new schools in Darchula district that are supported by WFP’s FFE program. The program will follow the similar...

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Supporting Laptop Program Schools in Doti

Residency Program: With the completion of third round of support to program schools in Doti, we have concluded our Teaching with Technology residents program in Doti. Two teaching residents from OLE Nepal spent a total of 120 days working with...

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Stakeholder Meeting for WFP’s School Meals Program

OLE Nepal participated in the Food for Education stakeholder sharing meeting organized by WFP Nepal on February 2 at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur. The main objectives of the meeting were to share the learning from the holistic meal program in Nepal,...

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Raspberry Pi installation and training in Gulmi Schools

OLE Nepal has successfully completed offline E-Pustakalaya (digital library) installations and teacher’s training at Arjai Secondary School and Amarpur Omprasad Gautam Secondary School in Gulmi. The program was conducted at the schools, from January 29 to February 6, 2018. In...

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In-school Training at Doti

December 2017 | Doti Three teams of trainers from OLE Nepal conducted in-school training for teachers of 13 program schools from December 25 to January 8. In-school training is the second stage of the three-stage teacher training program, which is...

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Nutrition Sensitive Literacy Pilot Project completed!

November & December 2017 | Bardiya and Sindhupalchowk Post-test Survey School-level program activities for the NSL Pilot Project concluded after the post-test survey was administered in all 30 schools during this quarter. OLE Nepal’s team of four members conducted post-test...

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Discussion at Curriculum Development Center

December 21, 2017 | Sanothimi The content development team at OLE Nepal is currently working on creating E-Paath for Grade 1. On December 20, 2017, OLE Nepal’s content team met with Curriculum Officers at the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) in...

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EdTech Conference | 10th Anniversary

November 8-10, 2017 | Kathmandu Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal hosted an international conference on “Shaping the Future of Learning” on November 8-10, 2017. The three-day event provided a platform for practitioners to share their experiences, lessons and challenges, and...

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Baitadi Refresher Training

November 2017 | Baitadi Six trainers from OLE Nepal successfully conducted refresher training for the teachers of 15 program schools in Baitadi. The training was conducted in 3 parallel sessions on November, 13 – 16, 2017. Altogether 59 teachers were present...

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Laptop Program launched in Doti

School Survey July 2017 | Doti The onsite survey for the selection of schools was conducted by two teams each consisting  two members, between the second and third week of July. Before conducting school survey, OLE Nepal in cooperation with...

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Nutrition Sensitive Literacy Pilot Project Update

OLE Nepal attended Project Stakeholder Meeting organized by World Vegetable Center (WVC) July 26 | Lalitpur OLE Nepal attended the stakeholder meeting organized by World Vegetable Center on July 26 at Hotel Summit, Sanepa, Lalitpur. The main objective of the...

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Supporting laptop program schools in Baitadi

September 2017 | Baitadi Our residents, Anjana Shrestha and Nisha Dahal, completed the third round of support to program schools in Baitadi. During their visit from August 2 to September 18, they spent 2- 3 days in each school supporting...

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Digital Library Training in Palpa

September 2017 | Palpa OLE Nepal has successfully completed E-Pustakalaya digital library installations at Shree Janata Model Secondary School (JVT) and Dhawal Pustakalaya in Tansen, Palpa and training for teachers and librarians from August 27 till September 2, 2017. The...

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NSL Update

OLE Nepal is implementing the Nutrition Sensitive Literacy (NSL) pilot project in 21 schools in Sindhupalchowk and 9 schools in Bardiya districts in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal office, the Ministry of Education and its line agencies including...

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Residents support schools in Baitadi

June 2017 | Baitadi Our ‘Teaching with Technology’ Residents, Ms. Shikha Dhakal and Ms. Anjana Shrestha have completed second round support to 15 program schools in Baitadi. During their visit from May 2 to June 18, the residents spent 2-4...

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Gorkha Update

June 2017 | Gorkha The construction of 4 primary schools destroyed by the April 2015 earthquake in Gorkha is nearing completion. Despite numerous recent setbacks caused by the local elections and the unseasonal rainfall, the project is scheduled to be...

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E-Pustakalaya Training for Teachers

June 1-5, 2017 | Kailali OLE Nepal successfully completed a five day (1st June – 5th June, 2017) E-Pustakalaya training and installation program for the teachers of Shree Seti Maiya Secondary School and Nepal Rastriya Secondary School of Kailali in...

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Preparation for Doti deployment 2017

June 21 2017 | Lalitpur Laptops for our next deployment in Doti arrived at our office on June 20, and our team are currently busy testing them and load them with OLE Nepal’s localized content including the E-Paath before they...

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SWC Monitoring Visit to Project Schools in Far West

April 1-7, 2017 | Bajhang & Baitadi The Program monitoring team from the Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal, comprising of Mr. Om Prakash Lamichhane, team leader and M&E consultant; Ms. Indra Lamsal, Social Welfare Council; and Mr. Laxman Basyal,...

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Gorkha School Reconstruction Update

March 2017 | Gorkha The construction of two of the four schools have been mostly completed, while construction works in other two schools are going on. The progress has so far been satisfactory, we plan to complete construction of all...

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Residency Program in Baitadi

January 23- March 15 2017 | Baitadi OLE Nepal launched it’s first ever Teaching with Technology Residency Program, to support 15 primary schools in Baitadi, that have started using digital learning materials in their classrooms. In 2013, OLE Nepal introduced...

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Orientation at Doti DEO and DDC

Meeting and presentation at Doti DEO March 10, 2017 | Doti OLE Nepal is expanding the Laptop Program in Doti this year. The first step to launching the program was taken in this quarter. While the order for laptops were...

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Nutrition Sensitive Literacy (NSL) Pilot Project

About NSL Nutrition Sensitive Literacy (NSL) is a pilot project that focuses on the development a nutrition sensitive literacy package to foster the literacy skills of children and provide a platform to increase knowledge of nutrition and health. The project...

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Laptop program going strong in Bajhang

February 10-27 2017 | Bajhang Monitoring and technical support to all 20 phase III schools In 2015, OLE Nepal introduced the laptop program to 20 additional schools in Bajhang, bringing the total number of program schools in Bajhang to 43....

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Gorkha School Construction Update

January 2017 | Gorkha The reconstruction of schools damaged by the April 2015 earthquake Gorkha is well underway, with wall-level construction already been completed at Sital Danda Primary School, Hamsapur. The groundbreaking ceremony there, took place on November 10, 2016....

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Interaction with the Ministry of Education

January 18, 2017 | Kathmandu Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal’s team led by Executive Director, Mr. Rabi Karmacharya and Senior Manager, Mr. Tikaraj Karki, held a meeting with officials of Nepal’s Department of Education (DoE) on Wednesday, January 18 at...

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Technical support to schools in Dadeldhura

Our technical team visited 4 out of 5 program schools in Dadeldhura from December 23 to 25, 2016. The project was initiated in this district in 2009 with 3 schools and 2 more schools were added in 2011. OLE Nepal...

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In-school Training for 15 program schools in Baitadi

December 2016 | Baitadi In-school training is the second stage of OLE Nepal’s three-stage training program designed to prepare teachers to develop the skills needed to integrate technology and digital learning materials in their daily classroom plans. From a trainer’s...

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Revisiting program schools in Solukhumbu

Refresher training and technical support to Phaplu Community School December 2016 | Solukhumbu E-Paati laptop-based learning program was launched at Phaplu Community School in October 2010 with 65 laptops targeting students in grades 2, 3, and 4, and a 7-day...

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Fund for Local Cooperation Project completed

December 2016 | Kathmandu On November 30, 2016, OLE Nepal completed the second phase of the project — “Improving Access to Quality Basic Education through ICT-integrated Classes”. This was a 3 year project, funded by Embassy of Finland’s Fund for...

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E-Pustakalaya updates in Kavre schools

Technical support visit to eleven E-Pustakalaya program schools in Kavre November 2016 | Kavre Kavre was one the worst hit districts during the April/May 2015 earthquakes. Many buildings, including 2 of our project schools (Dwarpaleshwor Secondary School and Dedithumka Lower...

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New OLE Nepal Working Committee

October 2016 | Lalitpur OLE Nepal’s 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on October 2, 2016 elected the new Working Committee (Board of Directors), with Mr. Prithivi Bahadur Pande as the new Chairperson. The meeting discussed program progress of the...

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Initial Teacher Training in Baitadi

September 2016 | Baitadi Laptop Program has been launched in Baitadi in this month. Our team of four trainers and two technical staff from OLE Nepal successfully conducted seven days’ intensive training for the teachers of fifteen primary school in Baitadi....

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OLE Nepal at the Innovation in Education Fair

August 2016 | KathmanduOLE Nepal participated in the US Embassy’s Book Bus’ Innovation in Education Fair, which was held from August 5 to 7, 2016 at Tangalwood, Gahanapokhari, Gairidhara. The Fair was jointly organized by Quixote’s Cove, Srijanalaya and Karkhana,...

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Promoting uninterrupted access to digital resources

August 2016 | Lalitpur At OLE Nepal, we are continuously working to incorporate innovative, low-power and low-cost technology solutions to promote easy and open access to quality learning materials to students and teachers. After weeks of meticulous planning and tests,...

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Earthquake School Reconstruction Project update

June 2016 | GorkhaBased on the MoU signed with the Department of Education in December 2015, OLE Nepal has started reconstruction activities in four primary schools in Gorkha district. During the last three months, we have made multiple visits to...

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Laptop program preparations in Baitadi

May 2016 | BaitadiAs reported in our last newsletter, OLE Nepal is planning to expand the laptop program in Baitadi district in the far western region of Nepal in partnership with Department of Education (DoE) and the UN World Food...

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School visits by Embassy of Finland

The Embassy of Finland’s Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) has been supporting OLE Nepal’s projects on improving access to quality learning through the use of technology in classrooms. In addition to supporting laptop programs in 15 schools in Solukhumbu, Baglung...

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Kavre schools update

April 2016 | Kavre Kavre was one of the districts that was badly hit by the earthquakes in April and May, 2015. Much of the infrastructure including school buildings were destroyed by the tremors. All of the eleven schools where...

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Proposed school design

March 2016 | KathmanduWe are currently in process of finalizing the design for the reconstruction of school in Gorkha district. The following refers to proposed designs by our engineer.

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Orientation to district education officials at Baitadi

February 20, 2016 | Baitadi The process of introducing laptop base teaching program formally began in Baitadi with the orientation of district officials at the District Education Office (DEO). The program took place at the DEO office, was attended by...

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In-School training for 20 Primary Schools in Bajhang

January 18 – 28, 2016 OLE Nepal recently conducted in-school training for 20 primary school teachers in Bajhang from phase III. In school training was the second part of the three- stage training program designed to develop the skills and...

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School Reconstruction in Gorkha

January 2016 | Kathmandu After numerous visits to Gorkha and meeting with parents, schools and communities, we have decided to help reconstruct four primary schools in rural parts of the district. Each school will have eight rooms to accommodate classrooms,...

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Laptop Support & Partnerships

We owe it to so many individuals, groups, communities and organizations for supporting us in our movement to transform education in Nepal. We continue to partner with Nepal’s Department of Education and the District Education Offices to introduce improved teaching-learning...

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A Year in Review 2015

  2015 turned out to be a challenging year for Nepal. The two big earthquakes of April 25th and May 12th killed nearly 9,000 people, damaged thousands of buildings and other infrastructure, and destroyed the livelihoods of many people while...

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Revisiting our Program schools in Baglung

December 26, 2015 | Baglung In the process of providing support to our program schools, OLE Nepal’s team of trainers and  engineers recently conducted a support visit to six of the program schools in Baglung district.The laptop program in Ganesh...

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Periodic Table

 December 2015 | Kathmandu‘Periodic Table’ is another digital learning activity that has been recently developed by OLE Nepal on the basis of an objective of National Curricula for Grade 8. This lesson aims to help learners explore the periodic table...

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Our upcoming activities

  OLE Nepal is planning various activities for upcoming months. Twenty schools from phase III Bajhang Laptop Program will be further supported by In-school training. In-school training is usually conducted four to six weeks after the laptop program is introduced...

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Re-acquainting teachers with enhanced teaching skills

November 2015 | Bajhang OLE Nepal team successfully completed refresher training for teachers from Phase II schools of Bajhang Laptop Program. As a part of three-stage training, teachers of the program schools were once again acquainted with key concepts and...

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First ever digital learning materials in Chepang launched!

October 30, 2015 | Chitwan Open Learning Exchange Nepal (OLE Nepal) has successfully launched the first ever digital educational activities in Chepang language in Shree Rastriya Primary School in Chitwan. This program has been implemented in collaboration with the District...

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Creating Leonardo Da Vinci’s journey

October 2015 | Kathmandu Our team had a crude idea about mixing real images with characters illustrated in the lessons while developing and designing lessons for grade eight English. With a creative concept to blend and create interactive activities for...

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Re-visiting Pangboche

October 30 – November 2015 OLE Nepal’s highest deployment was carried out 4,000 meters above the sea level in Pangboche, Solukhumbu last March. Our team re-visited Pangboche to conduct a refresher training for the teachers of Pangboche Primary School located...

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Program schools visit in Banke

Banke | Sept 30- Oct 5, 2015 Following the series of training and visits to program schools in different districts, OLE Nepal team steadily conducted basic training and technical support visit to the three program schools in Banke district. The...

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OLE Nepal Presentation at the World Bank

  In process of sharing OLE Nepal’s work  in larger platform, Rabi Karmacharya, an Executive Director of OLE Nepal recently shared about his experience of leveraging technology  for the enhancement of Nepal’s education system in a seminar at the World...

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Seminar on Open Educational Resources and copyright matters

  OLE Nepal was part of the sub-regional seminar on Enabling universal access and preservation of knowledge through libraries and copyright matters organized by the Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NeLIC) and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) in Kathmandu. The...

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Our upcoming activities

  OLE Nepal is planning different activities for the upcoming months. The twenty schools of phase III program will be further supported by In-school training. In-school training is usually conducted four to six weeks after the laptop program introduced in...

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Deployment in twenty new schools

Aug 27 – Sept 9, 2015 | Bajhang Our technical team along with volunteers successfully deployed laptops and other related equipment in twenty primary schools in Bajhang. The team equipped computer labs, installed server and networked the laptops. The team...

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Unitary Thinking

  Many students are overwhelmed by Mathematics.  With our goal to make math fun and enjoyable, we at OLE Nepal are constantly developing new lessons that are simple to understand through examples which are relevant to our everyday life. Math...

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Bal Paathmala – Padhau Ramaun!

OLE Nepal team has finally completed the creation of smaller version of pustakalaya which is called Bal Paathmala. With the theme “Padhau Ramaun,” which means Read and Enjoy, it allows children to have access to vast collection of pictorial books,...

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Ray Diagram

  OLE Nepal developers’ team is constantly developing and designing different digital activities for various lessons. Our team has developed interesting activities for grades two through seven in subjects Nepali, English, science and math that are based on national curriculum...

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OLE Nepal successfully launches phase III program

Aug 18 – Sept 4, 2015 | Bajhang OLE Nepal successfully launched phase III laptop base teaching learning program in Bajhang. Bajhang laptop program has been successfully extended to phase III, reaching altogether forty three primary schools. Team comprising of...

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Deploying grade seven activities in Solukhumbu

Aug 26 – 31, 2015 | Solukhumbu OLE Nepal team deployed E-Paath activities of grade seven in Solukhumbu. A team of two consisting of Basanta Shrestha and Ravindra Sah visited five program schools in Solukhumbu district to install grade seven...

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Surveying the schools in devastated Gorkha

August 21, 2015 | Gorkha OLE Nepal team recently conducted a detailed study and survey of the schools in Gorkha district which was hit hard by the massive earthquake of April 25, 2015. The team rigorously assessed and surveyed the...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Srikaran & Matthew

Srikaran Masabathula and Matthew Surprenant Earthquake relief volunteers from Knox College, Illinois. Their story: “This is our second year at Knox and we were looking to make a positive difference this summer. When the earthquake hit Nepal, along with few...

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Extensive volunteer training for greater impact

Year 2015 | Bajhang Volunteer program is one of OLE Nepal’s key aspects of the laptop program. This program gives young graduates an opportunity to spend three months in school communities to provide assistance in project implementation and school support....

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OLE Nepal reaches another twenty schools in Bajhang

  August 2015 | Bajhang Yet another milestone has been reached with the extension of laptop program in twenty new schools in Bajhang district. Since the successful implementation of the program in Bajhang district from early 2014, OLE Nepal has...

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Nearing the digital reach for more students

  August 6, 2015 | Bhaktapur A free and open source digital library will now be accessed by thousands of students of Sainik Awashiya Maha Bidhyalaya, located in Sallaghari, Bhaktapur. Located just few kilometers away from Kathmandu, the school consist...

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Bajhang volunteers for Phase III program schools

Volunteer program is one of OLE Nepal’s key aspects of the laptop program in Bajhang. The program gives young graduates an opportunity to spend three months in school communities to provide assistance in project implementation and school support. As a...

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Thanking our friend Anil

Our friend Anil has recently completed the grueling NYC Triathlon for OLE Nepal. The Panasonic NYC Triathlon which was held in New York City on July 19th, 2015 saw the presence of many enthusiastic participants who ran, swam and cycled...

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Extending the reach of pustakalaya in Chitwan

July 13, 2015 | Chitwan OLE Nepal in collaboration with Shanti Griha established a digital library in Jana Jyoti Primary School of Chitwan district. Shanti Griha, an organization working to improve the living standard of people, initiated a wonderful project...

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Microbes War!

OLE Nepal’s E-Paath team is driven by merging our two main goals: how to meet the learning objectives set by national curriculum and how to use innovative learning practices to create fun and meaningful learning experiences. We have been exploring simulations, narratives and...

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Math is Fun!

We are very excited to have Rabindra Shrestha join our E-Paath development team as a math expert. He is also a co-founder and a math teacher at Bloom Nepal and brings his unique passion in the design of math activities....

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Creating mini pustakalaya!

In process of providing easy access to our digital library, OLE Nepal has been exploring different design formats. The latest addition to our E-pustakalaya is mini E-Pustakalaya. It is the condensed version of our E- Pustakalaya that contains useful and...

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Learning in Chepang language

June 30, 2015 | Chitwan OLE Nepal’s ambition to provide quality learning resources to the students from marginalized communities is finally coming into life. After the successful development of learning contents in Chepang, an indigenous language of Nepal, we are...

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Our activities for remaining summer!

  OLE Nepal team looks forward to an exciting start in terms of our programs. We have a special project launch in a school of Chepang community in Chitwan. The curriculum based activities which was developed in Chepang language is...

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What’s new in our E-Pustakalaya!

  OLE Nepal continues to enrich E-Pustakalaya by adding new learning materials. Taking into account the disaster that struck Nepal, this quarter we have added books that revolves around the theme of an earthquake. The titles of these books range...

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AirAsia Foundation raised over USD 200,000 for OLE Nepal

May 2015 | With their successful campaign to help children continue their education in the worst affected areas of Gorkha district, AirAsia Foundation has raised over USD 200,000 by mobilizing their network and resources. The campaign which took place from...

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Revisiting Bajhang project schools

June 2015 | Bajhang OLE Nepal in cooperation with World Food Program (WFP) and Bajhang District Education Office (DEO) has been implementing its laptop based teaching program from last two years. Till date, the program has been implemented in 23...

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Twenty schools initiate new approach to teaching

Year 2015 | OLE Nepal’s campaign to provide quality education to the students of  Far-western Region is now expanding to twenty new schools. A field visit to Bajhang carried out after the massive earthquake in Nepal was conducted without any...

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Jointly creating a healthy learning environment

June 4, 2015 | Bajhang OLE Nepal, a significant part of UN World Food Programme’s School Feeding Programme (SFP) is jointly undertaking a holistic approach to education in remote regions of the country. With the comprehensive approach to education, WFP...

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Updates on our program schools

The magnitude of 7.8 rector scale earthquake had hit Nepal very hard taking with it thousands of lives. The earthquake left many people homeless by destructing numerous houses and destroying our infrastructures, religious sites, historical monuments and many of Nepal's...

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“Teach, learn, trek and explore as a volunteer”

Bajhang volunteers [L-R: Deepesh, Suman, Ravindra and Shambu] Year 2014 | Bajhang OLE Nepal in cooperation with District Education Office of Bajhang and UN World Food Program has been implementing laptop based teaching-learning program in the district since past two...

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Visiting program schools in Gorkha for data collection

March 23, 2015 | Gorkha OLE Nepal in collaboration with Maitri Trust UK and Gorkha Foundation has been installing offline E-Pustakalaya servers in schools of Gorkha. Till date, such servers have been deployed in twenty three schools in the district....

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OLE Nepal’s highest deployment ever!

March 18, 2015 | Solukhumbu OLE Nepal conducted its highest deployment in cooperation with Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF). In process of providing access to quality learning resources to the students from different geographical backgrounds, OLE Nepal reached Pangboche located in...

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Amplifying teacher education for the benefit of students

June 2015 | Kathmandu OLE Nepal’s teacher training program has always helped enhance the primary vision of the organization to transform the education system giving children from all backgrounds an access to high quality learning platform that is interactive, fun...

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Spreading the access of E-Pustakalaya in Bhaktapur

March 12, 2015 | Bhaktapur OLE Nepal continues to expand the reach of E-Pustakalaya in various regions of the country, with Bhaktapur being the latest addition. A team comprising of three members, Mr. Ganesh Ghimire, E-Pustakalaya Coordinator, and two technical...

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Revisiting pilot project schools in Lalitpur

February 19, 2015 | Lalitpur In process of providing technical support to schools, OLE Nepal team revisited their pilot project schools located in Lalitpur. After its inception in 2007, OLE Nepal had piloted the project in two schools of Lalitpur...

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Learning while playing with digital educational resources

February 8, 2015 | Chitwan Samunnat Nepal in cooperation with OLE Nepal integrated digital learning resources at two of their ‘Kheldai Sikne Kendra’ in Chitwan. Samunnat Nepal, a non-profit organization working in the field of education, provided four XO laptops...

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OLE Nepal at CAN Info-tech 2015

OLE Nepal members sharing information with visitors January 2015 | Kathmandu The CAN (Computer Association of Nepal) Info-tech for year 2015 recently took place with astounding number of visitors coming in to see what’s new and happening in the world...

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More than 300 laptops deployed to Phase II schools

January 2015 | Bajhang The second phase of the laptop program in Bajhang had a positive start with the basic training for thirteen new schools. This was also the time when OLE Nepal’s technical team successfully equipped computer labs, installed...

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Training for teachers in Sindhupalchok

Teachers exploring the educational tools – XO laptops October 14, 2014 | Sindhupalchowk Sindhupalchok district is our new partner in progress. OLE Nepal team conducted a seven-day ICT integrated Basic Teacher Training for 22 teachers from eighteen schools in Sindhupalchok....

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Thousands of books, just a touch away!

November 2014 | Kathmandu We are very pleased to announce the launch of our mobile application, &#39E-Pustakalaya.&#39 (release date 11-12-2014) In line of making the educational resources easily accessible to the students and general public, Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal...

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Extending reach to 13 new schools in Bajhang

January 2015 | Bajhang OLE Nepal team is extending its Bajhang laptop project to new schools. In recommendation by the Bajhang District Education Office (DEO), thirteen new schools has been selected for the phase two of our laptop program, resulting...

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Writing Workshop – Gaindakot

December 25, 2014 | Nawalparasi Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal successfully organized a writer’s workshop at Sahamati Learning Center, Gaindakot, Nawalparasi from December 25-27, 2014. The event was attended by about twenty writers from Chitwan and Nawalparasi. The major objectives...

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Joining hands with Miss Nepal Subin Limbu

October 2015 | Bajhang We are very happy to announce our association with Miss Nepal 2014 Subin Limbu. Subin, in partnership with OLE Nepal is leading a campaign to engage the youths of Nepal in transforming education, and introducing better...

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Writing Workshop in Biratnagar

June 28, 2014 | Biratnagar OLE Nepal has been organizing writing workshops in various parts of Nepal to encourage the local authors to write children’s books. We focused on Nepali literary writers outside of Kathmandu valley to participate and contribute...

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E-Pustakalaya Demonstration held in Biratnagar

June 27, 2014 | Biratnagar With the motive to provide information regarding the E-Pustakalaya outside the Kathmandu valley OLE Nepal has been organizing the E-Pustakalaya demonstration and interaction program in different parts of the country. This time it was organized...

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Children’s Picture Book Writing Workshop at Pokhara

June 13, 2014 | Pokhara Acknowledging the dearth of Children’s book in Nepali language, OLE Nepal has been organizing workshops in various places of Nepal. The local experienced writers were facilitated by the experts on Children’s literature and resource persons...

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Turtle Art Day 2014

May 2014 | Lalitpur OLE Nepal helped in organizing a two-day workshop titled “Turtle Art Day 2014” in Kathmandu from May 9 to 10. The program was held at Nepal Administrative Staff College, and was attended by more than 70...

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Two-day Children’s Book Writing Workshop

Date: June 13 & 14, 2014 (३०-३१ जेष्ठ २०७१) Venue: RC Complex, Lamachaur, Pokhara (061-440409) Recognizing the dearth of children’s books in the Nepali language, OLE Nepal has been organizing a series of children’s book writing workshop in various locations...

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E-Pustakalaya Deployment in Kavre

February 22, 2012 | Kavre OLE Nepal’s digital library, the E-Pustakalaya, was deployed at Mahakali Higher Secondary School in Nayagaun of Kavre district from February 20 to 21, 2012. During the visit, the OLE Nepal team set up the school...

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Feasibility Study at Dadeldhura

Mar 2-6, 2010, Dadeldhura A team consisting of officials from the Department of Education (DoE), the World Food Programme (WFP), and OLE Nepal visited program schools in Dadeldhura. The purpose of the visit was to study the feasibility of expanding...

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Mustang Deployments

Feb 22-Mar 6, 2010, Mustang The program schools are now entering the second year of the OLPC project. 59 new laptops were deployed in Mustang district, bringing the total there to 418 XOs for students and teachers and 7 for...

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Workshop for Teacher Training Manual

Dec 23-25, 2008, Lalitpur OLE Nepal organized a three day workshop to prepare the teacher training manual for the next round of OLPC laptop deployment. Participants included experts from the National Center for Education Development (NCED) as well as officials...

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Young Adult Nepali Literature Workshop

Dec 2010, Lalitpur OLE Nepal has started an ambitious project to create content relevant to young adult in Nepali literature. Over the span of two years we spent collecting and archiving works of Nepali literature, we realized that there was...

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Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit

Dec 3-5, 2010 | Jakarta Rabi Karmacharya, Executive Director of OLE Nepal, was chosen among more than 200 emerging leaders from some 30 countries and economies in the Asia-Pacific region to participate in the Asia Society’s fifth annual Asia 21...

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OLE Global Assembly in Rwanda

Oct , 11-14, 2010, Rwanda The second annual Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Global Assembly was hosted by OLE Rwanda from October 11 – 14, 2010 in the capital city Kigali. This annual event serves as a meeting point for OLE...

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Deployment in Solukhumbu

Sep 2010, Solukhumbu The students of Phaplu Community School got a surprise treat this past Dasain in the form of E-Paati laptops, thanks to the joint effort between OLE Nepal, the UN World Food Program, and a local partner, Himalayan...

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Network setup at Kapilvastu

Sept  2010 | Kapilvastu OLE Nepal’s team of network engineers have been working relentlessly to improve and stabilize network connections in the OLPC program schools in Kapilvastu and Makwanpur. To stabilize the network connection in Kapilvastu, the team erected a...

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ICT in Education Master Plan Workshop

Aug 30, 2010 | Lalitpur Building on the achievements of the workshop held on June 22 – 25 by UNESCO and Ministry of Education (MoE) on June 22 -25 to develop an ICT in Education Master Plan, OLE Nepal and...

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ICT in Education Master Plan Workshop

Jun 22-25, 2010 | Lalitpur Nepal Government’s Ministry of Education (MoE), in collaboration with UNESCO, organized a four day workshop from June 22 to 25 to start the process of developing an ICT in Education Master Plan for Nepal. The...

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Curriculum review workshop

Jun 11-12, 2010 | Lalitpur A two-day curriculum review workshop was held with officials from the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC). The agenda included a) following-up from an earlier discussion in February over creating detailed year-long subject wise courses in each...

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Feasibility study in Jhapa

Apr 4-7, 2010 | Jhapa A team from OLE Nepal visited Jhapa, a hilly district in the East, to conduct a feasibility study on the suitability of schools in that district for OLE Nepal’s OLPC implementation programme. Jhapa was chosen...

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Feasibility study in Solukhumbu

Mar 18 – 21, 2010 | Solukhumbu A team consisting of representatives from OLE Nepal, the Department of Education (DoE) and Himalayan Health and Environment Services (HHES) visited the remote mountainous district of Solukhumbu to study the feasibility of expanding...

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E-Pustakalaya’s Advisory Board Meeting

Mar 18, 2010 | Lalitpur The first meeting of E-Pustakalaya’s Advisory Board was held at the OLE Nepal Office in Sanepa. The board consists of prominent members from Nepali literary circles: Geeta Keshary, Chudamani Bandhu, Dhruva K. Ghimire, Rambabu Subedi,...

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Refresher training for teachers in Mustang

Feb 24-27, 2010 | Mustang Refresher Training for Mustang district was held at Janahit Higher Secondary School, Jomsom. There were 42 participants, which included 36 teachers from the program schools and 6 officials from the District Education Office. The training...

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Workshop for CDC Officials

Feb 26, 2010 | Lalitpur A workshop was organized for CDC officials at Yalamaya Kendra in Patan Dhoka. The agenda was to update CDC officials on the latest content development happening at OLE Nepal and to get their feedback. Also...

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Kapilvastu school connected to Internet

Feb 16-26, 2010 | Kapilvastu OLE Nepal’s network team connected schools in Kapilvastu to the Internet. They are the first government schools in the district to have access to the Internet.

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Teachers Training – Refresher

Nov 22-25, 2009 | Dadeldhura | Kapilvastu | Kavre | Lalitpur | Makwanpur Residential refresher training sessions on ICT-integrated teaching using OLPC laptops and OLE Nepal’s original content were held at five of our program districts. In attendance were teachers...

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OLE Global Assembly

Nov 2-7, 2009, Kathmandu Open Learning Exchange Global Assembly: A six day global conference of Open Learning Exchange centers from around the world begins on 2nd November at the Everest Hotel. [more] Download Press Release: [English], [Nepali]

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Teachers Training in 5 Districts

April 2009 | Dadeldhura | Kapilvastu | Kavre | Lalitpur | Makwanpur Residential teacher training sessions for all program schools and officials from District Education Offices (DEOs) were held at the respective districts. OLPC XO laptops were then given out...

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Training of Trainers Workshop

Mar 22-25, 2009 |  Kathmandu A four day training of trainers workshop, the first part of OLE Nepal’s teacher training to integrate E-Paati (XO laptops) and OLE Nepal content in classrooms, was conducted at National Centre for Education Development’s (NCED)...

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E-Pustakalaya Launched

Feb 28, 2009 |  Lalitpur OLE Nepal has publicly launched its education focused digital library, E-Pustakalaya. E-Pustakalaya can be accessed at (www.pustakalaya.org) has now been launched publicly with some basic features and content; more content as well as features will...

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