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17 Nov 2017
Producing best teachers (The Rising Nepal-National Daily)Dr. Byanjana Sharma Last week I got the opportunity to visit several community schools in Far Western and Mid Western Regions under the programme Career Counselling and Motivation, organised by JKK Foundation and has been in operation for quite a while. As with my earlier experiences, headmasters once again told me about their misconceptions regarding the redesigned SEE letter grading system. While talking to them I felt like they were speaking out of their preconceived notion that no Read More.
03 Nov 2017
Role of research(The Rising Nepal- National Daily)Dr. Byanjana Sharma A couple of weeks ago I read two news stories related to medical sciences – one was about Guru Prasad Khanal’s, the newly appointed Rector at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), determination to heavily prioritise research work and the other was about five KU doctors being blacklisted internationally for plagiarising research findings. While the first one gives the general public hope -- BPKIHS conducts research on more Read More.
16 Oct 2017
Eleventh University in Nepal- Recent education updateThe parliament has passed the bill for the eleventh University of the country on Thursday. Rajashri Janak University has been the next University to be added to the list of universities in Nepal. The University has been said to be established for the preservation and promotion of the Maithili art and culture. It will have the teaching faculties in the field of arts, Science, medicine, agriculture, forest and so on. The office of the University will be located in Janakpur. The University Read More.
13 Oct 2017
Article published in The Rising Nepal- English National Daily(Crazy Queries)Dr. Byanjana Sharma Career counselling is not an integral part of the current school curriculum in Nepal. I have found a lot of youths have a tendency either to study the subjects of their parents’ choice or to succumb to peer pressure without considering their interests. As a result, most of them may not do well in the subjects they are studying because they feel they ‘have to’ as their interests are not Read More.
06 Oct 2017
Montessori Vs Kindergarten( The Rising Nepal- English National Daily)Dr. Byanjana Sharma Recently the term “Montessori” has been spreading rapidly in Nepal particularly in urban areas, which was confined to only the Kathmandu Valley until very recently. In most of the cases, I have heard people interchangeably using “Montessori” and “Kindergarten” education. In other cases, people name a classroom as “Montessori” but follow the same traditional instructional approach. While it is good to introduce new teaching Read More.
20 Sep 2017
Recent updates in education sectorRecent updates in Education Sector Parliament passed Education Act (Ninth Amendment) Bill on Tuesday, 3rd of Asoj amidst protests. Favorable for the temporary teachers (26,000 temporary teachers). These temporary teachers now will be eligible to get the permanent status if they secure just 40 marks, the minimum pass marks. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will open vacancy allocating 75 percent reservation for the temporary teachers (in Eighth amendment 49%). The ninth Read More.
09 Aug 2017
Foundation team participated in "Enhancing leadership skill of Female Head Teachers/Teachers" program organized by Nepal National Commission for UNESCO(NNCU) as facilitators.Foundation team participated in "Enhancing leadership skill of Female Head Teachers/Teachers" program organized by Nepal National Commission for UNESCO(NNCU) as facilitators. Dr. Byanjana Sharma along with Bonny Dahal, the core team members of the Foundation attended the two days "Enhancing leadership skill of Female Head Teachers/Teachers" workshop as facilitators, organized by Nepal National Commission for UNESCO(NNCU) with the purpose of empowering the women Read More.
17 Jul 2017
Article published in The Rising Nepal - an English DailyPush Your Limits - By Dr. Byanjana Sharma "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get," according to the famous American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelp. When I met Nitesh Shah, I saw him as Phelps’s quote personified. I recently went to Janakpur with the programme "Youth Empowerment through Career Counselling and Motivation" for school students. This programme was organised by JKK Foundation Read More.
14 Jul 2017
Article published in Kathmandu Post DailyReversing Brain drain - By Dr. Byanjana Sharma Going abroad for higher studies is a salient issue in Nepal’s context. According to the Ministry of Education, more than 47,000 students received a ‘No Objection’ letter this year—an all-time high. Reports indicate that students were choosing to pursue further studies in a total of 78 different countries. The top destination was Australia, followed by Japan and the US. A common reason students cite for leaving Read More.
17 Jul 2017
JKK Foundation, on the second phase field work of " Youth Empowerment through Career Counselling and Motivation" projectJKK foundation has completed its second phase of field work in the Western Region covering Lamjung and Gorkha district as a part of project implementation of "Youth Empowerment through Career Counselling and Motivation" The Foundation conducted Career Counselling and Motivational Session at Gorkha district in the Western Region among the students, teachers, school administrators, DEO officers and local community members in Shree Sanskriti Sadan Secondary School, Read More.
30 May 2017
JKK Foundation team on full swing during the sessions of "Youth Empowerment through Career Counselling and Motivation" at Mahottari and Dhanusa.JKK Foundation has stepped on to the implementation of the project Youth Empowerment through Career Counselling and Motivation, Supported by Nepal National Commission for UNESCO. The initial phase of implementation started with the establishment of a resource centre at Foundation's premises, session curriculum development, leaflet, brochures and training material. The field session began with the Career Counselling and Motivational sessions at Mahottari and Dhanusa districts in the Read More.
19 May 2017
Article published in Kathmandu Post, National English DailyCrux of the matter - By Dr. Byanjana Sharma In Nepal, the success of school education is usually evaluated using the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) results. There is a huge discrepancy in the results of public and private school systems; the student pass percentage rate is approximately 80 percent and 20 percent for private and public schools respectively. However, in 2016, the numerical grading system was replaced by the letter grading system, which does not categorise Read More.
05 May 2017
Article published in The Rising Nepal- An English National DailyWhat is going on? - By Dr. Byanjana Sharma I was more terrified than shocked when I recently read a news story about community schools in Baitadi where girls avoid going to the toilet for the entire day because of the pathetic condition of their schools’ toilets. Not only this, but the girls were also deprived of good menstrual hygiene management skills. They did not even have sanitary pads, and this led to two girls who were on their period while sitting for an SEE exam being Read More.
26 Apr 2017
Toll Free Career Counselling Call CentreJKK Foundation has acquired a Toll Free Number of 1136 with the support of Nepal Telecommunications Authority(NTA), which will be operated for the Career Counselling and Motivation of the youths from all over the nation. This Toll Free Career Counselling Call Centre responds to the prevailing conditions of the youth, specially dealing with the core problems of lack of information and career guidance in rural as well as urban areas. Youth will get easy connectivity with the Career Read More.
21 Mar 2017
Celebration of JKK Foundation's 3rd AnniversaryJKK Foundation celebrated its 3rd Anniversary on 16th February.Thank you all for participating in the celebration, special thanks to Dr.Kamleshwor Sinha,Deputy General Secretary,( Nepal National Commission for UNESCO) NNCU, Mr Jellie Beekma for the presence and sharing their words on the pursuit of JKK Foundation. JKK Foundation was established in 2014. The inspiration behind its establishment is the Founder's personal story itself. This is a development oriented, non-profit, Read More.
19 Dec 2016
Motivational Program for Chartered Accountants students at IPAMotivational Program held in IPA, Kathmandu, Nepal The Counselling and Motivational program on IPA(Institute of Professional Accounting was held on 15/04/2014, for Chartered Accountant students of Cap II and Cap III level. Total number of participants were 50. As Chartered Accountant students go through a tough course of study, CA Kaushlendra Jha gave a compact session on the following contents: 1. To increase the efficiency during the study hours 2. Memory enhancement Read More.
19 Dec 2016
A talk on Intellectual Property Rights organized by Embassy of India, Kathmandu in association with Nepal India Chamber of Commerce & IndustryEmbassy of India, Kathmandu and Nepal India Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized a talk on Intellectual Property Rights in Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu. Read More.
25 Oct 2016
Agricultural Development BankAttitude Development Program was held in Agricultural Development Bank Ltd. Training Centre in Bhaktapur, Nepal.Total 25 officials participated in the program and had personal interaction with Kaushlendra Jha regarding their questions related to attitude and work efficiency. Read More.
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