You may have read our two most recent posts about this small school, Motibinayak School in Kathmandu, Tiffin Day and No Technology so to follow,this is the last in this series until next year. Prize Day is a very special… Read More ›
nepal schools aid
No technology, only chalkboards and copy books!
During our 10 years education aid work in Nepal we didn’t find a single school that was using technology in any primary school classroom …… and we worked with 200 schools in the capital city, Kathmandu. Chalkboards and exercise books,… Read More ›
Tiffin day at a small school in Nepal
The sheer joy that a small box of cakes etc can bring to a child in Nepal is a joy in itself to behold! Having ended our full time education operation after 10 years there in 2017, our final act… Read More ›
Ego Integrity: 7/8 Only the educated are free!
This is the seventh in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, benevolence, making a difference,… Read More ›
Is this the worst example of virtue signalling from Nepal?
Nepal has one of the worst education records in the world, poor infrastructure, an outmoded curriculum, incompetent and politicised teachers, virtually no classroom resources, hopeless school management, and parent communities who see little or no benefit in sending children to… Read More ›
Foreign Aid: Cash or Skills?
It’s time for a root and branch overhaul of DFID, they have become part of the problem not just because of the Oxfam scandal but because of their focus and strategy. They must become more than a glorified banker to large, powerful and often politicised charities.
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