Category: Schools

Learning about education in South Asia

You Don’t Know How Easy You Have It

Suttam and Tulsi, grade 9, have to be at school by 6:00 a.m. Other than an hour break to return home for breakfast, they will be in school until 6:00 p.m. After dinner, they will complete two-three hours of homework before going to bed. School runs from Sunday through Friday for all students. While other Read More …

Full Circle

I was fortunate to be able to visit another school this week, Ullens School in nearby Patan. This private school has about 750 students in elementary and secondary school. Ullens was started by the current principal, Medin Lamichhane, who graduated from Bank Street College of Education in New York City, where a hands-on, child-centered, integrated Read More …

Little Blossoms

In the end, I spent three mornings at Little Blossoms and taught classes in grades 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Here are some observations: The children, from grades 1-10, are lovely. I was greeted in Nepali and English every morning by all ages and many had extended conversations with me. There were Read More …

Saved by the Aftershock

First a couple of notes: Something my tour group will appreciate:  Enjoying Mongolian beef at the New Orleans restaurant tonight, my first taste of beef since I began this trip almost a month ago.  (It also has the best wi-fi in town.) I realized I accidentally deleted many images from the slideshows I had on Read More …

Orchha

We traveled from Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) to the village of Orchha by train.  Indian Railways, I learned, is one of the world’s largest employers, with 1.5 million employees.  The trains are reliable, comfortable, and the smooth rails are a welcome relief from the bumpy roads. Manu, our tour guide, mentioned that we Read More …