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The Boat People

Once a friend asked me “What’s the difference between pizza and minorities?” The answer, to which I couldn’t notch on was “Pizza has value.” Here I’m writing about one such minority who’s lost their value on the hands of government and are facing a major humanitarian crisis. The Rohingyas.

What is Rohingya crisis?

Rohingyas are the Muslim community living in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Due to lack of proof of origin, they are stateless and deprived of their fundamental rights. The government doesn’t recognize them as a citizen of Myanmar which is the root cause of the Rohingya crisis. Hundreds of thousand Rohingyas have been displaced and are taking shelter in neighboring countries i.e. Bangladesh(900,000+), India(40,000+), Pakistan(350,000), Nepal(1000+), Thailand(5000+), Saudi Arabia(500,000+) Malaysia(150,000). Most people have escaped through the vast sea in a small boat risking their life, hence are called the boat people.

Former UN Secretary Ban ki-Moon stated…

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162. To the student, thank you for your reminder

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“I love coming to your class because you let me be me.”

That single sentence from a student made me realize what I was doing wrong and right in the classroom.

But before I go into this, let me share with you this first.

I just finished watching Chris Emdin’s powerful and thought provoking video titled “Reality Pedagogy” in which he insists teachers to first understand students, their culture and their context, and only then teach them the content.

His argument is pretty simple. Even when teachers do have sufficient content knowledge, many still lack the tools necessary to address the cultural divides that render them ineffective in teaching.

Starting right off the bat by teaching the content, teachers miss the opportunity to foster engagement and relationship with the students who come from divergent background. Teachers miss the opportunity to show the students that classroom is in fact…

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Helping hands

Mission Everest 2018

So far, I have been engaged with many projects before and after the massive earthquake hit in Nepal. Prominently hands for orphanage, elder aged home and Children rescue centers.

I was born in the country side of Nepal, where I have seen many children. They cannot go to school. Due to many reason like; the school in village are so far away to reach, parents cannot afford the tuition fees, educational materials and school uniform. The most important is that they are also not aware about the importance of education.

After observing these all things going around, I had a feeling the important of it. And I have to do something for them in whatever way which I can do with the supports from my friends around the world.

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Unequal: How Nepal’s Citizenship Laws Prevent Young Women from Achieving Their Dreams

Read my article on how my fellow friends are struggling to pursue their dreams simply because of not having citizenship.

Girls' Globe

By Bidhyalaxmi Maharjan, Women LEAD’s Communication Intern

Life has never been easy for Reni.* When her father died of cancer, she took over her family shop, but it was very difficult for her family of seven to live on the shop.  Later, when an acquaintance offered her a job at a finance company, she was more than happy to get a job that paid her 7,000 rupees, or $70, a month. But she did not get the job for one reason—she was not a Nepali citizen.

That was the first problem among hundreds of others Reni would go through following the death of her father. While Nepali fathers are able to pass citizenship to their children regardless of their wives’ nationality, Nepali mothers who are single or married to a foreign partner are not afforded the same right. Their children can then either live their life as a stateless…

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