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Picking the right school: A guide for parents

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Dear Parent,

It’s that time of year again in Nepal. The newspapers are filled with pictures of happy kids advertising schools. Alongside these ads are advice from reporters and supposed experts. You have asked your friends and family for their advice. You plan to explore each school carefully. And (if you are reading our blog) you are probably not the kind of parent that is impressed by big board of the SLC toppers outside the school. Nor by the random “bideshi” teacher hanging around. 🙂

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Matribhumi bee-ing creative

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Our classes at Matribhumi runs every Friday. Grades 5-6 and 7-8 have their turns on alternate Fridays. We take 40 minutes class content for each grade. Suresh conducts classes for grades 7 and 8. Similarly, I along with Samir engage grades 5 and 6.

Students are very excited and it takes quite sometime to channel their energy into a fun learning experience more than just fun. Yes! our classes are different than their regular classes and their expectation is fun. Fun: Why not? we can have fun while learning too. And that’s what we are trying to help them understand. We create an environment where they try out new activities and explore “interesting concepts”on their own, discuss those concepts in groups and present their understanding by developing stories based on facts, experiences and imaginations. Read more

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