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Month: November 2017

An inside story: From the classrooms

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If you even remember bits and pieces of your school days, you might certainly remember that one particular student in your class who would rarely say these things out loud, but always behave in certain ways that would hint at: “I don’t like to talk to anyone”, “I will just stare at the wall all day”, “ Why do we have group projects?” and so forth. Here, I am speaking of those particular students who found it difficult to ask for the teachers’ help even if they were having a lot of trouble understanding what was being taught. Here, I am also speaking of myself – a good decade old me.

I recently went to Olympia World School for a classroom observation. As our BC teacher Ms. Sangden began her class on “LED and Craft” with an interesting story, I was looking keenly at the students- watching their expressions change, listening as the room filled with a little laughter. I noticed a student sitting alone at a desk that could easily fit in 4 students. I did not wonder why. Seeing him like that made me nostalgic. The old picture of myself back at school became more vivid than ever before. A part of me was scared and another part of me was also curious to see how he would do the activities in the class as, in BC classes, students are split into teams where they have to come up with ideas, then work on them and then share their project at the end of the class.

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017: Pre-event at Karkhana

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There are many stories in Nepal that are hidden from us city dwellers. There are some privileges that we have been enjoying since our birth that are still a far cry for many in the nooks and corner of the country. One of those privileges are health facilities and services. Speaking of this complication that they and their fellow villagers have been facing since a long time, Durga and her friends from Shree Terse Secondary School, Sindhupalchowk, created a prototype of a hospital during the “School level Ideation and Prototyping Challenge for Girls” event held at Karkhana on 16th November, 2017. Not only did the story that she shared and the prototype that her team had built touch our hearts but also brought to light the sad reality that even basic human rights are a far cry for the citizens in the country.

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Celebrating end of cluster at Paragon Public School

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On November 4th, 2017, a report card distribution was scheduled at Paragon Public School, Tilganga. While the students and parents were definitely feeling jittery because of the usual “report card day blues”, there was also a lot of excitement and buzz at the school yesterday. Keeping up with the vibes and energy at the venue, a team from Karkhana was all set to make the day a memorable experience for everyone present.

Taking forward a new and interesting idea of organizing cluster based Design Challenge (DC), we prepared and planned out Design Challenges for the students of Grade 5 and 7, that were based on the clusters: “Structure and Stability”and “Fun With Electronics” respectively. Letting students figure out ways in which they could take learning outside their classrooms and think of finding out solutions adaptable to real-life scenarios was our main aim for doing this. Two Design Challenges: “Shake Table” and “Traffic Awareness” were run simultaneously, both of them starting at 10AM.

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