Arun – who features in our fund-raising campaign video below – has just won a highly prestigious and competitive full scholarship to study at a United World College in Germany for two years. This is a credit to his talent and hard work, and the support and outstanding education he has received from CSN and … Continue reading CSN student wins prestigious scholarship!
A popular MP has cited CSN’s work as his inspiration for introducing a change in education law in Nepal to allow non-profits to partner with the government for school improvement. Speaking at a science fair at Jana Uddhar Secondary School, which is managed by CSN, Gagan Thapa MP said CSN had proved that public-private partnerships … Continue reading MP credits CSN with change in law
There are two things that everyone with an interest in public education in Nepal can agree on. First, public schools are failing. Second, most of the attempts to improve public schools are failing too. Here are eight steps to rapidly and radically improve the quality of public (government or community) schools in Nepal: Open and … Continue reading 8 steps to radically and rapidly improve public education in Nepal
A few months ago, our new students could not read a word of English. Look at them now! We chose these students at random from Class 1 and 2 in Madan Ashrit School. They are sounding out the words, using the reading skills they have learned in our phonics lessons.
We have just achieved our best ever Secondary Education Exam results at Jana Uddhar (the equivalent of GCSEs in the UK). Over a third of students achieved an average grade of A+ or A. No one got less than a B. That student is Arun, and outstanding young man, whose results put him in the … Continue reading Best ever results!
Why do we give primary students pencils, not pens? Think about it. Pens don’t need to be sharpened (so no time is lost in endless sharpening, or simply trying to find a sharpener). Pens do not need erasers (so no time is lost in endless erasing, or simply trying to find an eraser). And since … Continue reading Why do we give students pencils?