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Sudarshan Neupane

The author is associated with Handicap International Nepal.
sudarshan.neupane@hotmail.com

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