By Rup Narayan Dhakal- Pokhara: The Sakura Dormitory Pokhara has produced 100 female teachers within last 10 years in Nepal. In the context of that achievement, Sakura Dormitory has marked 10th anniversary of its establishment in Pokhara on Wednesday.
The dormitory which has been running under joint effort of Japan-Nepal Female Education Association (JNFEA) and Kanya Campus Pokhara (KCP) since 2006 is known as one of the exemplary projects towards women empowering in Nepal.
According to JNFEA Pokhara president Yogendra Lal Pradhan, the project has been working on female teachers’ production, quality education, training, women empowering through teaching practices in remote areas of Nepal.
The project bears the accommodation, medical and transportation including two years’ 10+2 study fees and 3 years’ teaching salary of the students who are selected as dormitory student after their SLC, from the remote areas especially mid-western and far western region of Nepal.
The dormitory students who interns as teacher in their remote village school teach about education material, music, math learning and the computer education, informed KCP Founding Chief and Sakur Dormitory Steering Committee president Prof. Surendra Bahadur Bharijoo.
Out of 100 dormitory products, 60 students completed their internship in their respective district schools and 30 students have been teaching in their district schools as teachers under their internship now. The final batch of 10 students is in final stage of their completion of the study.
The dormitory products are playing role on student admission in remote areas, their regular school enrollment, conduction of extra activities in schools, reduction of Chhaupadi and many more.
JNFEA President Prof. Dr. Yasuko Yamashita, Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa, former Nepali ambassador to Japan Dr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema, JAIKA Chief representative to Nepal Jun Sakuma and KCP chief Suresh Kumar Manandhar also expressed their views during opening ceremony.