The Sustainable Education Group – Nepal (SEG-N), a non-profit-making organization, as usual organized a conference on ‘Sustainable Education in Early Childhood: Nepalese Practice’ on the occasion of Saraswoti Puja; worshipping of goddess of knowledge, dated 26 January 2015 though the occasion fell on 25 January, 2015.
Sarswati Puja, according to the Hindu mythology, is a good day to start learning. So, in Nepal most of the young children are enrolled to schools as it is considered a good opportunity to start the journey of learning. Many schools across Nepal offer free admission on this very day. There was a total of 20 participants representing Satpragya School (previously known Geneva Global School), Vidhya Sanskar School (previously known Chelsea International Academy) and Kinderworld School. The keynote speakers were Mr John Kesner, a professor at Georgia State University, the US and Mr Parbat Dhungana, a senior lecturer at Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED), Nepal. The conference took place at premises of Satpragya School, Lalitpur.