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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Vacancy: Global Communications Officer at Restless Development

CLOSING DATE: 9am (UK time) Monday 9th September 2019
SALARY: £20,768 gross per annum
LOCATION: Waterloo, London, UK

VISA REQUIREMENTS: Must have the right to work in the UK
START DATE: As soon as possible



ABOUT RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT (RD)
RD know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being ignored and overlooked. They are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, They work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities.
Restless Development is run out of hubs in ten countries across Africa, Asia and in the UK and US, with a wider network of partners across the world. They have been working with young people since 1985 and their work is led by thousands of young people every year.

ABOUT the role
To support young people around the world, they need talented and creative individuals at every level of their organisation. Are you able to create content that inspires hundreds of young people and supporters to join Restless? Could you engage their online community around the world with powerful social content? Do you like working in a young, vibrant, friendly and sociable office? If so, they’re looking for you.
You will work together with a skilled but small communications team with lots of skills, from video production to public relations and brand development. You will also collaborate with hundreds of young people to co-create powerful content about their stories of change.
They’re looking for a team player who is happy to get involved and do what it takes for the success of youth leadership. They need you to be proactive, organised, and able to learn quickly. It’s a really exciting role for anyone who is starting their career in communications and is keen to be part of the leading agency supporting young people to make change.
This role is based in London and is part of their global communications team, which is split between London and Uganda.
What their current Communications Officer says about the role: 
The role of Global Communications Officer is a great opportunity to be immersed in development comms. You will be given the trust and freedom to creatively enhance Restless Development's social media channels, the We Are Restless blog and much much more, while working with fantastic staff and volunteers across our hubs.
HOW TO APPLY  
For more information, please download the Job Description below and send a completed Application Form to jobs@restlessdevelopment.org by 9am (UK time) Monday 9th September 2019. Please note that we do not accept CV’s, resumes or covering letters.
Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 12th September 2019

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सामुदायिक विद्यालयमा कार्यरत शिक्षक को तलबमान (Salary Scale of Teachers in Community Schools of Nepal )

सामुदायिक विद्यालयमा कार्यरत शिक्षक को तलबमान
Salary Scale of Teachers in Community Schools of Nepal

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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Educational Radio Program on Class Environment for Effective Learning (2076.05.07) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Class Environment for Effective Learning (2076.05.07)
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Saturday, 24 August 2019

“Literacy and Multilingualism” Photo Contest: Photos from Nepal in the last 5 years

UNESCO in Nepal has called for entry of maximum 6 photos for the Photo Contest related to "Literacy and Multilingualism". The photo contest has been part of celebrating International Literacy Day in Nepal.

Participants can be of any nationality and of any profession. However, the photo must have been taken in Nepal in the last 5 years. The photo must signify the relevancy of the same with the objective of celebrating International Literacy Day 2019 with the theme "Literacy and Multilingualism".

The photo contest has provision of prizes. The prizes are in Nepalese currency.
First prize : NRs 70,000
Second prize : NRs 55,000
Third prize : NRs 40,000
Honorable mention (For two): NRs 25,000


There are certain technical and other regulations regarding the photo contest. Please follow the link below for entry of photo(s) and/or further details.


Submission deadline for online entry is August 31, 2019, 12 midnight.

Please click here for the photo contest website.

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Best Teacher Award of Nepal: 1 from each of 77 districts

The government has decided to award a teacher from each of the 77 districts during International Literacy Day and National Education Day.
The rational selection process has been determined for the same.

The Center for Education and Human Resource Development has made correspondence with all of the 77 District Unit for Education Development and Collaboration. These Units are responsible for evaluating the teachers and selecting the best one with standard rationality throughout the country.

Out of 100 scores, the average learning outcome of all pupils carries 40; the learning outcome of teacher's recruited level pupils carries 20; use of curricular guide, teaching resources, and relevant teaching methods carry 20, contribution towards extra- and co-curricular activities in the school carry 10, and contribution towards the school development carries 10.

Cover Image published by UNESCO for International Literacy Day 2019
Cover Image published by UNESCO for International Literacy Day 2019

For being eligible for the award, the candidate should have at least 10 years of teaching experience, must be a permanent teacher, should have at least 24 classes in a week, should have done action research and should be in pursuit of innovation, should have completed 3 years after promotion, should have achieved at least 90 score in individual assessment, should be trained, should not have faced departmental action against misdeeds,  students of highest teaching class should have mean score of more than 80 percent. Additional requirements for the school have been determined - with financial clearance, regular submission of accounting of assets/finance, timely organisation of School Management Committee.

National Education Day is being celebrated this Bhadra 22. The day is Gregorian equivalent of September 8, International Literacy Day. The slogan for 2019 is 'Literacy and Multilingualism'. Not only the schools, but the Institutions of Higher Education are also being awarded by University Grants Commission.

Source: Onlinekhabar
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Friday, 23 August 2019

2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest

  Guidelines
  • - UNESCO prioritized youth as the main driver of innovation and change for sustainable development and emphasized youth participation. Especially, since intangible cultural heritage relies on community transmission , the role and participation of young people leading future generations is very important.
  • - As UNESCO Category 2 Centre for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, ICHCAP( International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) plans to provide young practitioners with an opportunity to develop their own safeguarding activities and raise awareness of intangible heritage among young people in general.
  • - (TIP) ICHCAP organized the 2016 ICH Multimedia Contest for the general public to promote visibility and raise awareness of ICH. In 2016 and 2017, ICHCAP operated a youth ICH video documentation project, called the Youth Meets ICH, for youth teams selected from contests and expert recommendations. 
  •  
  What is youth ICH storytelling?
  • A story on how future generations are transmitting specific ICH elements in the Asia-Pacific region
  • A story that conveys the importance of safeguarding and sustaining Asia-Pacific ICH and its transmission by future generations
  • A story on practicing, safeguarding, and transmitting ICH with community-based youth participation in the Asia-Pacific region
  • ※ ‘ICH elements’, ‘ICH safeguarding’ and ‘ICH communities’:See here.
 
 
 
Entry qualifications
Youth in the Asia-Pacific region (Born 1983-2001)
 
 
Categories
  • Young practitioners
    • Theme: My Dream, My ICH
    • Contents: Storytelling on themselves as a ICH young practitioner
    • Format: Photo essay or video content
  • General youth
    • Theme: Youth Meets ICH
    • Contents: Storytelling on ICH in their daily lives or met in traveling
    • Format: Photo essay or video content
Submission specification
  • Photo essay
    • Photo: about ten to fifteen high-resolution photos (3624×2448 or larger, JPG/PNG)
    • Essay: between 900 and 1,500 words
    • Language: English (The entrant’s native language may be used only when necessary. Must include English descriptions.)
  • Video content
    • Video: a video work with a length of three to five minutes (1280x720(HD) or larger) and 30-second highlights (WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV)
    • Photo: five to ten still images (3624×2448 or larger, JPG/PNG)
    • Language: English or the entrant’s native language (English subtitles must be provided if the entrant’s native language is used.)
Judging criteria
Scoring
(Out of a total of 100)
Relevance to theme Contribution to awareness Aesthetic value
40 30 30
  ※ Entries will be screened in the first round and judged by a judging panel in the second round.
  • Relevance to theme
    • (For young practitioners) The extent that the work can convey the life and dreams of youth practitioners of Asia-Pacific ICH in the spirit of the
    • 2003 Convention
    • (For general youth) The extent that the work conveys a story of a specific Asia-Pacific ICH element in the spirit of the 2003 Convention
  • Contribution to awareness
    • Level of contribution to enhancing public awareness of the importance of ICH in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the communities and youth safeguarding activities thereof
  • Aesthetics
    • Level of aesthetic completeness and composition completeness of works
Contest schedule
  • Submission of entries : 15 July to 15 October 2019
  • Submission method : Online registration on the contest website
  • Announcement of prize-winners : November 2019. Notification will be posted on the ICHCAP website; prize winners will also be individually contacted.
  • Prize-giving : December 2019 to January 2020
  • Online exhibition : Permanent exhibition from December 2019
Submission method: online registration
  • Digital file should be attached when submitting the application form
  • Online application process : Access website E-mail Registration Contest submission Submission confirmation
  • Note
    • Only entries submitted before 15 October (Thu) 24:00 (Korean Time) will be valid.
    • Attached digital files shall not be greater than 2GB.
    • If a digital file exceeds 2GB, include a link (URL) to an open account (Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.). (A confirmation e-mail will be sent within forty-eight hours, excluding weekends.)
    • For winners only, subtitles script and clean version file(.MOV) must be submitted for future translation of subtitles, even if the video content was submitted in a different format. (Individually guided)
Prizes
Type Winners per category Prizes
Grand Prize 1 USD 1,000 or equivalent
Excellence Prize 1 USD 700 or equivalent
Distinction Prize 2 USD 500 or equivalent
Special Prize 4 USD 200 or equivalent
Participation Prize 10 Gifts
Note
  • - The applicants hold the copyrights to the entries
  • - ICHCAP reserves the right to use and distribute the prize-winning entries for non-profit purposes in raising the visibility of ICH. The submission of the entry is based on the consent of the applicant to this.
  • - Entries that are imitations, composites, or modifications of other work or prize-winning entries of other contests are not valid for judging. If this is discovered after a prize has been awarded in this contest, the award will be cancelled and prizes awarded will be confiscated.
  • - Applicants must take all due caution to avoid infringing upon third-party copyrights, and all responsibility shall lie with the applicant in the case of disputes.
  • - There is no limit on the number of entries for each category. (Multiple entries available)
  • - For video contents winners only, a subtitle script and uncompressed file (MOV) must be submitted for future translation of subtitles, even if the video content was submitted in a different format. (individually guided)
  • - Prizes may be adjusted according to the entries submitted. Prize-winners may be subject to taxes in relation to their receiving of the prize.

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Thursday, 22 August 2019

School Nurse Vacancy for Province 3, Nepal

Government of Province No. 3, Ministry of Social Development, Hetauda, Nepal issues a Vacancy Notice for School Nurse. For now, the limited number of school nurses will be recruited for the mentioned local bodies. Gradually, the school nurses will be recruited in each of the community schools.

Sindhuli -8
Ramechhap -7
Dolakha-8
Sindhupalchwok - 10
Lalitpur - 5
Bhaktapur - 3
Kathmandu - 9
Nuwakot -10
Rasuwa -4
Dhading -11
Makawanpur -8
Chitwan -6

Total = 101

Please read the following advertisement (in Nepali) for more details. 


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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

The Diana Award 2020

Nominate a young person with whom you have worked in a professional capacity.

Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
In order to be eligible for The Diana Award, nominees must be aged between 9 and 25 and have been carrying out their activities for a minimum of 12 months.
Nominators must know the young person in a professional capacity, i.e. teacher, youth worker. Nominations made by family members will not be accepted. 

5 Criteria for Nominees:

1.VISION
Demonstrates commitment and passion to the cause, evidenced through their service to that cause and through social action.

2. SOCIAL IMPACT
Creates positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community.

3. YOUTH LED
Demonstrates how the young person(s) has led, owned and shaped the activities they are nominating them for.

4. SERVICE JOURNEY
Evidence of transformation throughout the nominee’s service journey, including attitude, skills gained and challenges overcome.

5. INSPIRING OTHERS
Demonstrates that, through the nominee’s positive attitude and passionate approach to life, they are a role model to others.

Diana Award Nomination Deadline

The deadline to nominate someone for a 2020 Diana Award is 23:59 on 12th March 2020

Nominators Notified

All nominators will be contacted by the end of May 2020 with the result of their Diana Award Nomination.

UK Award Ceremonies

UK Diana Award recipients will be invited to attend an UK Award Ceremony in their local area in either June/July 2020

International Ceremony Day

International Diana Award recipients will be celebrated virtually on International Ceremony Day, taking place on 12th August each year.

Roll of Honour & Award Delivery

The 2020 Diana Award Roll of Honour will be announced on 1st July 2020, Princess Diana’s birthday.  All award certificates will be mailed to those who have not yet received them.

Biannual Legacy Award Ceremony

The next Legacy Award Ceremony will take place in autumn 2021, the date will be announced nearer the time.


MORE DETAILS: https://diana-award.org.uk/award/




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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

United World College (UWC) recruitment for Nepalese Students: Scholarships Available

Attention all Nepali Citizens who just finished grade 10 or equivalent and looking for opportunities for grade 11 & 12 on an international level! Apply for UWC and win a scholarship to study in one of the 18 UWCs worldwide and have an experience of a lifetime — The application is open now for 2020 entry. To apply, go to the website https://www.np.uwc.org/. It's an online application and it's most convenient if you access the application using a computer rather than a mobile phone. Please spread the word widely in your schools and communities! Deadline - Aug. 31
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2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) : Full Fund Available

The GFMD will take place on 19-22 November this year in Quito, Ecuador. With a full one-day civil society agenda (20 November), the organisers are looking forward to a dynamic, focused and constructive meeting which will energize the engagement in the various multi-stakeholder processes that will take place throughout the week.

Apply here.
Deadline for all applications: 26 August
Find the FAQs in English I Spanish I French  
All applicants will know by September whether they have been selected to participate. Observers, including from governments and international organisations will be invited separately in the coming months to join civil society participants for parts of the programme.

SOURCE: http://gfmdcivilsociety.org/gfmd-civil-society-days-2019-applications-now-open/
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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Educational Radio Program on Road Safety (2076.04.32) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Road Safety (2076.04.32)
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

EWC International Graduate Student Conference - February 13-15, 2020, Honolulu, Hawai‘i


The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit abstracts for the 19th International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA from February 13-15, 2020. The Conference provides an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives through presenting and attending panel presentations in a warm and supportive environment.

ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS UNTIL
OCTOBER 15, 2019 11:59PM HST

The theme of this year's IGSC is Community Voices:  Bridging Borders. The conference encourages scholarly work on topics of concern to communities across the region, particularly of indigenous and marginalized communities.
The conference invites abstracts on a wide range of disciplines, and areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, community voices in the following areas:
  • Environment
  • Culture, Arts, and Education
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Politics, Economics, and Governance
  • Health and Science
Abstracts of up to 350 words are welcome for poster sessions and for traditional paper presentation formats. Authors can submit more than one abstract. A limited number of merit-based travel grants is also available.

    

Abstracts due by October 15, 2019

Apply Now
Download the conference flier and share this announcement via social media with your academic or professional network of contacts!

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Civic Ecology Lab Fall Courses: Intro to EE and Climate Change Communication

“Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action”
Cornell University online course
5 weeks (Sept 3 – Oct 15, 2019)
Register: https://civicecology.org/Course-CC
This course covers the basics of climate change, from science to action. We delve into the subtleties of climate change communication and explore climate action from the standpoint of policy and through the lens of growing climate social movements. Using Drawdown’s comprehensive list of climate change solutions, we help you focus on a climate action that you can achieve during the course, and then provide a framework to help you plan post-course climate engagement. Cost: $60.

“Introduction to Environmental Education”
Cornell University online course
5 weeks (Sept 3 – Oct 8, 2019)
Register now: https://civicecology.org/course-iee
Intro to Environmental Education is the perfect course for anyone interested in starting a career in Environmental Education or improving their skillset. Participants will examine different education approaches and produce activity plans appropriate for your current or future educational programs. As usual, we expect to have hundreds of participants from dozens of countries, which provides a great opportunity for networking and social learning. Cost: $60.
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Monday, 12 August 2019

Free Webinar on How to become a better Conference Presenter !

North American Association for Environmental Education has announced a free webinar on the topic - Be a Star Conference Presenter: Design a Session That Reflects How People Learn Best.

Time of Webinar: September 5, 2019 (3 to 4 pm Eastern Time)

More Details: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LwQxvCR1RKauB0wG2AebVA 
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Apply to become a Teach for Nepal Fellow

What if your first job change the nation?

Teach for Nepal have been cooperating with participating schools for transformation of the schools and visible outcome through students' achievements. TFN basically recruits fresh graduates as trained and motivated teachers in such schools for the same.

If you believe that you should work for such noble reason, and you are the right candidate. please click here to follow towards the application.
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European Commission Paid Traineeship 2020 (for all nationalities)

Workplace: Brussels or in other places within EU.
Living allowance: 1,196.84€ per month.
More Details: https://ec.europa.eu/stages/about_en
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Sunday, 11 August 2019

2 vacancies to work with British Council - Nepal.

British Council - Nepal has current vacancies for 2 managerial level jobs on school sector development project and TVET project.

1. Grants Officer for Dakchyata- TVET Practical Partnership Project

Job Summary: to support on grant management activities for the European Union (EU) funded TVET project
Location: Kathmandu
Apply by Wednesday 21 August 2019

2. Project Manager for Supporting School Sector Development Plan – Program Management, Coordination and Technical Support Team
Job Summary: Supporting School Sector Development Plan – Program Management, Coordination and Technical Support Teams
Location: Kathmandu
Apply by Wednesday 23 August 2019

More Details: https://www.britishcouncil.org.np/about/jobs
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Educational Radio Program on Practice- and Place Based Education (2076.04.25) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Practice- and Place Based Education (2076.04.25)
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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Glossy (I)NGOs adding to stark lineation of public- and private schools of Nepal

In the wake of 2030 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called global goals, education sector has continued to remain a hotcake in the development debate of the contemporary globe. Given that, the actual fulfillment of one of the 17 global goals needs other ones to be fulfilled properly; educational goals are not only limited to goal number 4. This adds to the product selling of established (International) NGOs, more heavily, in the forefronts of their operation - the developing world.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) projects of UNESCO can be regarded as yet another rhetoric that have been parallel with the development goals of UNDP (from MDGs to SDGs, and maybe further, if the hypothetical doom of 2030 spares the humankind). While educational approaches have been regarded as key instruments for achieving the global utopia, educational institutions in the global South have been failing to consolidate the generation, that actually has the potential synergy. Apparently, the danger of strong (and growing) polarisation between privileged- and marginalised youth has been always been overlooked because of the glossy fronts of perpetual collaboration between the privileged class and the International NGOs.

The game has been straightforward for International NGOs. They are not required to cover the overwhelming population, for their products to sell. What they need is comfort in producing the successful reports with some super-achieved outcomes. For instance, not many executive figures of such INGOs  have deep concerns over deepening polarisation among Nepalese youth. Poor, mostly rural and disadvantaged in terms of quality and quantity of essential services have been at extreme distance (in terms of collaboration) from the mostly urban youth from affluent families.

Urban schools, affluent parents and ease of communication in English language are such characteristics of such privileged youth, that help to maintain quality of glossy productions of successful (I)NGOs' projects in youth - English language, urban environment, art, education or whatsoever.

Deep ecologists, or let's say critical theorists might certainly be against such bubbles of symbiosis between privileged Southern recipients and ignorant resellers of Northern savior's (so called) objectives. It is also convenient that the mostly westernising, urban youth are easy to be brainwashed with Western ideals and standards; so that the productions in projects can be compatible to the demand of project owners with some head offices located across the Atlantic or the Mediterranean. Otherwise, the Other (yes, Edward Said's 'Other') group could already pose opposition right from the ideological loci. A class in the UK could be finding trouble to co-learn 'Black History Month' in October without understanding the situation of rural Nepal where almost all students could be busy in harvesting plantations for the year. The teachers could not be easy to be in touch, when needed. Difficulty in communicating in English, should be another con.

While writing this, I must agree that mostly urban, private schools of Nepal have been evidently regarded as factories to produce raw materials for supplying semi-skilled and skilled manpower to the Western world. Since, the western world has been relatively viewed as superior, civilised and distant; the school community of public schools (and their unlikely collaborators) could have internalised that their schooling efforts could not be compatible for Western education projects to be launched. Such mindset is enough for maintaining divide between these groups of youth-students.

More alarming is that nothing has been attempted to consolidate the youth in same country; crossing the divide of urban-rural, affluent-poor, marginalised-advantaged, failing school-successful school; for moving together towards the frontiers of sustainability fronts.

Dipesh Dulal
The author is an edublogger at http://www.nepaleseteacher.org/ , and student at University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.
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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Practical examples and web resources for taking kids back to nature

David Sobel has been the source of my inspiration when it comes to urging the generation to connect the wonderful kids with the wonderful nature. You may also try to explore through his thoughts and ideas. I am hereby sharing a wonderful web resource and some practical examples for taking kids to the nature. David Sobel remarked that we must first enable kids to like nature, before we ask to love nature.

1. School in locality than the distant school: If there is a school in your locality with equally competent team players, then why not keep your ward here than go for some distant school. Local schools save time and have more opportunities to enable your kid to like and love nature.

2. Place-based school projects: I have thought of enabling the local kids to conducting an action research on changing landscapes and rural trails as per the changes of socio-economic and geographic conditions of my place. This helps kids to learn by collaboration, data collection and critical reflection. They can also make use of maps (also digital ones). While researching on historical rural trails, they can utilise same trip for biodiversity mapping and/or sampling (biology), water/soil testing (chemistry).

3. Some art/work are wonderfully designed and illustrated by an enthusiastic mother/teacher who calls herself 'Penny'. She believes that kids' work/play in nature makes them more healthy, skillful, confident and affectionate. She has illustrated her work through website  and associated social media accounts. If you are interested in learning from her, please follow through this website.

NOTE: You can also have a look at the article written by Dr. Bernard Bull.
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Monday, 5 August 2019

Educational Radio Program on Substance Abuse (2076.04.18) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Substance Abuse (2076.04.18)
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Educational Radio Program on Early Childhood Development Education (2076.04.11) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Early Childhood Development Education (2076.04.11)
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