Nepal 2014

Gyanamani Nepal

District Education Office of Panchthar district Gyanamani Nepal has given an example of possibilities if system are brought into place. The first time he reached that district with the responsibility of education office, student’s pass rate was just 14%, which is now exceeds 60%. This example itself speaks level of his contribution towards the community and accountability towards his duty. He introduced technology to improve devastating condition of education in his district. He went to every single school of 41 VDCs, visited classes, interacted with students as a civilian, then left his mobile number in the Black Board saying “If any of your teacher miss his/her class, arrive late in the class and leave earlier, go to house and either send me message or call through your parents phone.”

Bhuvan Kumari Dangol 

Being active in the education sector since 1990, Bhuvan Kumari Dangol is the first lady to run a medical college as principal by involving local community. Many of her colleagues consider her as strong women as she has executed administrative norms and values during her tenure regardless of the pressure from her colleagues, different organizations and even politicians. While there was a tendency of getting admission in medical college by spending money rather than the qualification, certifying students on the basis of how much money they have donated to the institution rather than how much they have score in performances evaluation, she challenged every single groups and entities associated with such practice and broke the chain of corruption and mafia. And to establish it as a law, she got the community involved in it.

Lila Sharma Bhattarai

A multi-disciplinary women social mobilizer, she serves in one of the remote districts, Rukum. She has never felt tiredness till date, while serving poorly educated and empowered local girls and women of that district, she has been educating, organizing and empowering them every day and night. In the experience of her colleagues, she travels every rural villages, some of them takes her 3 days of walking, without asking for rest, demonstrating higher level of accountability towards her duties. As a result, “She has scored 100/100 in her evaluation of performance appraisal” – says Rama Adhikari, her senior officer. She has also been working as Local Focal Person for Girls Education Program of UNFPA. To remark her achievement, 3 girls who have left their schools passed School Leaving Certificate after Lila helped them re-enrol into the school education. She has been helping girls and women to get organized, form groups to help each other in difficulties, start savings and mobilise those savings to improvise the condition of needy members, motivates them to send their girls to schools and also teach them adult education.

Pawan Kumar Mandal

Pawan Kumar Mandal, who has served for more than 14 years as Health Assistant in government service, is 50 years old. As he started his government service from the most remote part of the country, Kalikot, he has been providing priceless health services to the people of remote villages who have been deprived of basic health facilities. The oath, which he has taken before starting his service, is his guideline that always drives him to serve those poor people regardless of time. Regardless of linguistic and cultural barriers, he has been accountable to the service seekers and that is the reason he has been awarded many times as the best employee in the districts he has worked for. For the last four years, he has been ranked 1st in his district according to the points of Performance Appraisal Evaluation.

Prem Bahadur Khadka

Prem Bahadur Khadka has spent 35 years or his active life to improve educational standard of his community. As the Principal of Araniko Higher Secondary School, he has taken some unpractised steps in order to uplift the deteriorating educational standard of public school. He raised more than 20 million Nepali Rupees locally, by organizing Purana, to start higher secondary education +2 in his school to insure easy access of higher education for kids of local community, and most importantly despite of expecting funds from government or any development agencies, he mobilized local community to do so. He started to provide year-long extra coaching classes to enhance the level of education for the students of economically backward and marginalized community. His school provides various kinds of scholarships to the deprived students through established memorial trust funds. Every year, 3 students get scholarship that insures their free education up to +2 levels. Not only through trusts, but he also offers scholarships from his personal level.
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