Nepal is a small country of 29 million people situated on top of the world. 10 years Civil War (1996-2006) gravely affected my brother’s education and mine, and that of children growing up during that time, because of the exposure of violence disrupting our personal lives, limiting our families’ economic activity, and hampering our access to education. After facing challenges like limited educational and employment opportunities, political instability and devastating earthquakes in 2015, worsened educational conditions followed with Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
However, there has been a progress now with net enrolment rates in elementary education, increased from 66.3% in 1999 to 97% in 2016 (World Bank). The government seeks to improve the education system with reforms, such as the extension of compulsory basic education to eight years of schooling. There are various increasing challenges due to the pandemic that need to be address for equitable access of education in every nook and corner of rural villages.
Hence, it is crucial for championing and implementing effective policies on equitable access to education. We need to join hands together in the interest of present and future generations by sharing success stories, organising interactive youth discussions with active engagement of youths.
I believe fellow youths around the globe should participate in this dialogue and emphasise on “rethinking learning”. In the future, 50 years from now, I believe physical classrooms will be less significant in education systems. Distance learning technology, with tools such as video calling and recording would mean anyone can attend a class, no matter where they are. In 50 years, we’ll see students from all over the world attending the same classes, and interacting with each other. Therefore, it is highly crucial for us to voice our opinion.
So, kindly join me and my 5 fellow dynamic youth finalists as we discuss with senior policy makers regarding equitable access of education. Register now as limited spots are available: https://delegatesfortage.paperform.co/
See you all there!
Love and light to all.
As part of the UN75 initiative, the United Nations in India launched the #UnitedForHope campaign in partnership with Youth Ki Awaaz with the aim to create meaningful conversations with as many people as possible: to listen to their hopes and fears; learn from their experiences; and empower them to think and act globally.
With the spirit of “We The Peoples” at its core, the campaign provides an opportunity for the global public, especially young people, to share their ideas on how to tackle the developmental challenges of today, and build a better future for everyone, everywhere. For more information, see: in.one.un.org/un75