Local solutions for education

April 30, 2020 16:00 pm

According to UNESCO, globally about 1.6 billion children, which account for 91 percent of all learners, are currently affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nepal’s over 7 million school-going children and additional university students have also been severely affected by the closure of educational institutions. When the government started lockdown on March 24, Nepal was already on the tail end of the school year, thus the first three weeks of the closure didn’t have a significant impact on students’ learning activities.

NEW DELHI, April 17: The street peddler watched the prime minister’s speech on a battered TV, with her family of five crowded around her in a one-room house with no toilet and no running water. It’s squeezed into a Mumbai shantytown controlled by an obscure Mumbai organized crime family.

Now that we’re a few weeks into the lockdown, turns out sitting at home and doing nothing all day isn’t what we wanted after all. No matter how loud, polluted or annoying the outside world is, after long periods of isolation, one does start to miss all that chaos. And this is exactly what’s happening to most of us who are stuck at home. This week, we asked people what they miss the most about the outside world. Here’s what they had to say.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies has been working actively to make sure that there is a smooth supply of essential goods including food items during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

Life under lockdown

April 7, 2020 09:26 am

It is not an understatement to say that the COVID-19 virus has changed the world. The whole world is in panic and disorder right now. The fact that we don’t know when this will come to an end is even scarier to contemplate. The majority of the countries across the globe are in lockdown. People are told to stay indoors to minimize the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible. Being in lockdown might seem unsettling for the majority of people right now, but I am used to it. I have been on mental and physical lockdown for the last four and a half years. However, I am still fighting to not let the lockdown lock my life down.