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 approaches in public schools. We have also entered the eighth year of partnership with the UN World Food Programme to bring exciting educational resources through laptops in the far western regions. We are also fortunate to receive support from the Embassy of Finland for the fifth year, which has allowed us to create digital learning activities and install solar energy systems in remote schools.
Special thanks to Ram KC and Karen James for hosting the annual OLE Nepal benefit dinner in Middlebury, Indiana in November. As in previous years, the communities of Middlebury and neighboring Goshen have come together and contributed generously to purchase laptops for children in Nepal’s remote villages.
Last October, Anjuli Piya ran the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC to support OLE Nepal’s projects. A new mother herself, she ran her first ever marathon to help mothers in remote villages of Nepal to realize their dreams for a successful future for their children.
We are grateful to Dr. Richard Rowe and his team at the OLE Inc office in Cambridge, Massachusetts for their continued support and suggestions in carrying out our activities.
OLE Nepal at Interaction Programs
OLE Nepal’s Rabi karmacharya recently gave talk at Knox College, Illionis,USA and A21 Leader Summit, Hongkong.
OLE Nepal’s Rabi Karmacharya was at Knox College on November 6 to give a talk on the prospects of using technology to promote access to better education around the world. He shared lessons learned during OLE Nepal’s eight year long campaign to change Nepal’s education landscape using laptops, digital learning resources, and teacher training.
Rabi Karmacharya joined the Executive Director of AirAsia Foundation, Ms. Yap Mun Ching, on stage at the Asia Society A21 Young Leader’s Summit on December 3 to share their stories about helping bring relief materials to earthquake affected areas, and the campaign to help build schools that were destroyed in the earthquake.