Community is the key

April 17, 2020 08:13 am

Despite only claiming less than 0.1 percent of the earth’s landmass, Nepal is filled with lessons when it comes to conservation. With 45 percent of Nepal covered under green canopies, we’ve risen well above the global average forest coverage, which was at 30 percent in 2018. And while only 11.6 percent of earth’s terrestrial surface is covered by protected areas, 24 percent of Nepal is under the Government’s Protected Area Network. As we celebrate National Wildlife Week from 13-19 April, let's not forget the underlying fabric for Nepal’s success in conservation: communities.

Tips to give back to your community

January 21, 2020 14:10 pm

Look up the places where you can volunteer and utilize your skills. You can find plenty of community schools, local hospitals and animal shelters where your help can prove useful.

Scaling up entrepreneurship

June 26, 2019 01:00 am

Most entrepreneurs in Nepal struggle to survive. Scaling up and building a world-class business is a far cry for many of them, leading to mental health crisis in entrepreneurial community

Reforming universities

March 21, 2019 01:30 am

Universities should have structures dedicated to connecting with their potential partners in the community, government, industries, foundations, and so on

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Nepal Police on Sunday launched a Community-Police Partnership campaign emphasizing the need for bolstering a partnership between the local levels and the police in order to create a peaceful and secure society.

KHOTANG, Sept 24: Pancha Secondary School of Khotang has been selected as the best school in the district in terms of academic results, management and its extra-curricular activities this year also. The school was awarded as the best school along with a cash prize of Rs 500,000 on September 8, coinciding with 29th Education Day.

BANEPA, Aug 5: Ubiquitous learning or u-learning; is not yet a much heard term in the country. However, this ‘portable’ teaching technique is being adopted to teach community kids in some districts including Banepa.

BIRGUNJ, July 30:  Business community of Birgunj took to the streets on Sunday to protest hike in different tax rates by Birgunj Metropolitan City.

JERUSALEM, July 22: Israel’s LGBT community launched a one-day strike on Sunday, blocking a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv, in protest over the exclusion of gay men from surrogacy legislation passed last week.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The government is learnt to have been planning to come up with clear policies regarding forest and environment sectors with an objective of improving the people's living standard through the means of community forest.

SANKATIGHAT, (Bardiya) July 8: Janaki Sonaha gave out a long exasperated sigh of disappointment as she hopelessly searched for the last specks of gold in sand with a wooden plate on the bank of Karnali River here one recent afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The Qatar Red Crescent and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal today signed an agreement to rehabilitate and rebuild community infrastructure and facilities in Gorkha.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Participants at a discussion programme here today have spoken of the need to ensure all community schools in the country are technology-friendly.

MYAGDI, June 22: Beni Community Secondary School is turning out to be a hub for educational tour of late.

INRUWA, June 14: Bibisaini Khatun hailing from Bhokraha Narsingh Rural Municipality-5 of Sunsari was much worried of how to celebrate their iconic festival Ramadan. But, she got rid of the obsession when a Muslim NGO provided her with a package of nutrient food.

PARSA, June 12: All community and institutional schools at four local-level in Parsa district have been shut from today after students started suffering from different diseases due to scorching heat.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Chandra Prasad Dhakal, vice president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), has urged foreign investors to invest in Nepal, stating that favorable business environment has been created in the country with for formation of a stable government.

BIRJUNG, May 28: An interaction on understanding and expectations of the services provided by the judiciary was held as part of the community court programme at Viswa in western Parsa with an aim to increase people's access to justice.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued a stay order against the compulsory admission of public office holders' children in community schools.

BHAKTAPUR, May 21: While public schools across the nation are being forced to shut down or merge due to unavailability of students, a community school in Bhaktapur has closed its doors to admission requests after the number of new enrollments exceeded the capacity of the school.

Sorry state of community schools

May 19, 2018 11:03 am

SIRAHA, May 19: Despite being enrolled in school for the last five years, Santoshi Kumari cannot read and write her name. She had joined school when she was five years old and now she is 10. However, the fifth grader was never taught alphabets in school. She admits was not regular to school either.

UDAYAPUR, May 11: For years, private schools have been preferred to public or community schools for enrollment of children. But a community school in Udayapur has set a different example.

JUMLA, May 8: As the government's 'one home, one toilet' campaign is going on full swing in the remote parts of various districts, some might find it hard to believe that there is just one toilet for an entire community in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla.

Art for community children

May 7, 2018 09:15 am

The ‘Group Drawing & Paintings Exhibition' of children is underway since Saturday at the premises of the Newa Chen Art Gallery, Swotha, Patan.  The four-day- long exhibition is organized by Community Children Art School (CCAS).

GORKHA, May 6: In order to make the government's school enrollment campaign successful, the prime minister, parliamentarians and local representatives have taken various initiatives. While some have assumed guardianship of indigent school children, others are busy with  door-to-door campaigns.

SANKHUWASABHA, May 1: The president along with handful of teachers, government workers and few members were able negotiate their way to open a private school in Himalaya Kiran community college, Khadbari.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The Muslim Association Nepal (MAN) has said that it will hit the streets against the curtailment of leaves granted by the government in honor of religions, cultures of Muslims, indigenous nationalities and other communities.

SURKHET, April 19: Bandana Khadka of Birendranagar-3 recently admitted her two sons to one of the oldest community schools of the district. She took an unusual decision to switch their school from a boarding school to a community school.

SYANGJA, April 17: The chairperson of Fedikhola Rural Municipality of Syangja has admitted his son and daughter to a community school in his bid to support the student enrollment campaign launched by the government.

TILOTTAMA, April 13: Four community schools in Tilottama municipality of Rupandehi district have gone for integration.

SYANGJA, April 10: The Chapakot Municipality in Syangja district has decided not to release the salaries of community schools' teachers within the municipality if their kids were not enrolled in the community schools.

SYANGJA, April 10: The Chapakot Municipality in Syangja district has decided not to release the salaries of community schools' teachers within the municipality if their kids were not enrolled in the community schools.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister Khadka Prasad Oli has urged Indian businesspersons to seize the business opportunity in Nepal, stating that their next door neighbor is a ‘virgin land’ for investment.

BAJURA, April 4: The Badimalika Municipality here has made a decision requiring all the people drawing salary from the state coffers to mandatorily send their children to community schools.  The municipality made such decision enacting its own education policy. The decision would come into effect from this school session.

MUGU, March 29: Locals of eastern Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality, who had to struggle a lot in the past for medical treatment, are elated with the announcement of the establishment of a community hospital in their area.

NAGARKOT, Mar 28: The dispute of Changunarayan Community Forest, taking place for the past 22 years, has been settled after signing six-point agreement.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Chhali Maya Thami, a resident of Sorung Khola in Dolakha, has received the “Leadership Award for Community Resilience.”

BHAKTAPUR, March 22: We all know that Bhaktapur is one of the oldest Newar cities. According to national census 2011, the total population of Bhaktapur Municipality is 83,658, belonging to Newari community. Nevertheless, the efforts of making Nepal Bhasa popular here has not been successful as expected.

NEPALGUNJ, March 5: It became a real challenge for the consumers of Usha Greenery Community Forest (UGCF) to retrieve 49.44 cubic feet long Sal logs from smugglers who were preparing to load the timber in their tractor at around 10 pm on Friday.

NEPALGUNJ, Mar 4:  It became a real challenge for the consumers of Usha Greenery Community Forest (UGCF) to retrieve 49.44 cubic feet long Sal logs from smugglers who were preparing to load the timber in their tractor at around 10 pm on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: At a time when wildlife conservationists worldwide are expressing serious concerns over the declining habitats of tiger population, Nepal's Chitwan National Park (CNP) has been lauded for its exemplary efforts in conservation of the big cats.

ROLPA, Feb 24: The current academic year is about to end and students across the country will be appearing for their final examinations in two weeks.

KHOTANG, Feb 22: There was a time when the number of girl students was exceptionally low in community schools of Khotang district, especially in the rural areas.

LAMJUNG, Feb 22: Lamjung District Community Hospital is going to launch Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) service.

DHADING, Feb 21: Sujata Bishwokarma had never seen computer before except in pictures. When she entered the computer lab of her school recently, the seventh-grader at Shami Bhanjyang Secondary School of Jywalamukhi Rural Municipality in Dhading, she could not believe her eyes. She felt elated and proud.

From community classrooms

February 16, 2018 09:15 am

While going through his list of classmates, Janardan Subedi, 22, recalls that nearly 60-70 percent of them were working part time. These aren’t college classmates that he is talking about but school classmates. Having studied in Pashupati Mitra High School around 20 minutes walk from home, he considered it to be the norm.

NUWAKOT, Feb 16: During the dry seasons of last year, large areas of community forests in Nuwakot district were gutted by wildfires. Stakeholders and concerned authorities in the district are adopting precautionary measures this time to prevent similar incidents from happening.

Damai community struggling for livelihood

February 12, 2018 07:24 am

ROLPA, Feb 12: They have a deep connection with music. They say that they learned it while in their 'mother's womb'. Children from poor and marginalized families of Damai community in the remote villages of Rolpa follow their traditional occupation of playing traditional musical instruments during social occasions instead of going to school.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Pakistan has called on the international community to urge India to put an immediate end to the gross human rights violations of innocent Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Ranibari Community Forest is being developed as a single community forest inside the ring road of the capital.