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Sudarshan Neupane

Sudarshan Neupane is an Australian Awards Alumni from Nepal, currently associated with Terre des hommes Foundation in Bangladesh. Views are personal.

Seven major lessons learned in the development sector in 2023

Published On: December 25, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

The development sector, globally, faced severe upheavals, downfalls, and some breakthroughs in 2023. Humanity witnessed some disturbing realities with the prolonged war and humanitarian disasters in several countries and a few global initiatives taking the world headlines by storm.

Child labor situation in Nepal: challenges and ways forward

Published On: June 27, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Child labor continues to remain a pervasive problem even after three decades of collaborative efforts for its prohibition and regulation in Nepal. According to the Nepal Child Labor Report 2021 prepared by the International Labor Organisation (ILO), 1.1 million children aged 5 to 17 years are engaged in child labor (in 2018) compared to 2.6 million (in 1998).

Five Major Lessons for Development Sector in 2022

Published On: January 23, 2023 10:00 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Despite all that, there are also wonderful things that happened in 2022 and I will focus more on the key aspects that were predominantly noteworthy in the development sector. I have picked five of them as major lessons stemming from my personal and professional experience.

Seven key lessons the development sector learnt in 2021

Published On: December 25, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Despite all odds, there are also wonderful things that happened this year, some big and small, and remarkable factors contributing to making our world better, and we must acknowledge that. As 2021 is coming to an end, I am contemplating on valuable learning happening in the development sector, and came up with seven points as follows:

Five key lessons that 2020 taught us

Published On: January 7, 2021 08:01 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

We have managed to pass probably the most terrible year 2020 with several learnings and pragmatic strategies. All this will be very important for 2021.

Who teaches who: parents or children?

Published On: August 5, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

One of the greatest concerns most parents I know experience is: Would we be able to maintain the ‘good enough’ parenting role for our children? How might we nurture the culture, family values and traditions in ways that we inherited from our own parents and grandparents in today’s modern upbringing? But if we pay close attention to what we adults seem to have forgotten, we can indefinitely derive joy and confidence in our life. In this article, I aim to share some of the profound childhood lessons that we parents (or any adults) can recollect from children that may help establish mutually reinforcing positive relationships and help to living our lives with more clarity and joy.

How to help vulnerable groups

Published On: April 1, 2020 09:54 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

At a time when the entire world is shaken by the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, we all need to take necessary precautions against it. A few weeks after the World Health Organization declared COVID19 a global pandemic, more than half a million cases have been detected, the death toll is rising fast and all the countries in the world are suffering.

Make your father proud

Published On: September 4, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

We need to change the stereotypical attitude toward parenting that rests firmly on traditional belief that fathers are the breadwinners and mothers are the homemakers

Letter to SEE graduates

Published On: July 1, 2019 09:45 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

I extend my warmest congratulations on your recent SEE results. If you have achieved what you deserved, be happy. If you haven’t got good grades, do not worry. The result is not always in our hands. Needless to say that it is not the sole indicator of your performance. So, relax and don’t lose your hope that you are capable of so many other amazing things.

Sports for inclusion

Published On: November 21, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Through sports, people with disabilities acquire vital social skills, develop independence, and become empowered to act as agents of change

Breaking the ugly nexus

Published On: September 3, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities in Nepal are caught in endless poverty cycle. They need to be rescued from that trap

Get them to schools

Published On: May 2, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Though the constitution grants every child access to quality education, a large majority of schools are not accessible for children with disabilities

Fighting job discrimination

Published On: November 26, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Big and small employers shared that their disabled staff stayed longer and also outperformed their non-disabled staff.

Inclusive response

Published On: August 22, 2017 12:19 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

The government should ensure that at risk groups including people with disabilities are specific targets of disaster response.

Teach them too

Published On: April 5, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Our curriculum is still not disable-friendly and hence not accessible to children with visual and hearing impairments.

Mainstreaming disability

Published On: January 21, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Sudarshan Neupane

Existing social protection measures in Nepal are far from adequate to benefit the disabled persons