Monday, April 25, 2011

Students at Skylark School Create Their Own Storybooks, Too!

Another school where I taught is the Skylark School in the Dhapasi section of Kathmandu. I worked with a couple of hundred eager students for five intense days, and they were very proud of their efforts! With help from One Laptop Per Child, we will enhance their storybooks through amazing computer technology.

Students at the School for Himalayan Children write their first books!

Over the past couple of years, I have been traveling to Nepal and running creative writing workshops for children at various schools and organizations. Here are photos of the children at the School for Himalayan Children working hard on their storybooks. It was the first book they'd ever written,

and they were very proud! With the help of One Laptop Per Child, we will be able to enhance these workshops with wonderful computer technology.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Meet Our "Think Big Nepal" Team Participants

Tauheed Khan--CEO

Tauheed is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Children of Tomorrow, which he started with Debra Ryan in 2008. Tauheed brings passion to providing solutions to communities with large-scale educational challenges, a keen eye for providing measurable results to all stakeholders and the ability to provide deliverables that make a difference.

Tauheed has an MBA in Corporate Strategy from Leicester Business School, UK, and an MSc in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida, US. He has been involved with many public sector organizations and has been an active member of corporate responsibility groups within each organization.

Meet Our "Think Big Nepal" Team Participants

Irene de Vette--Communications Coordinator

Irene is a graduate from Boston University with MSc. in Journalism. Currently based in Rome, she is working as a freelance writer and web editor, focusing on culture and travel. Previous assignments included working with the UN Millennium Campaign in Rome and New York. She has been instrumental is starting the European operations of Children of Tomorrow. Irene works with our various partners in Pakistan, Nepal, EU and the US to ensure proper communication is in place to work with the shareholders and media.

Meet Our "Think Big Nepal" Team Participants

Taeka Haraguchi--Project Coordinator

Taeka is an assistant and coordinator for Children of Tomorrow. She has had experience in fundraising, as well as various humanitarian projects in India, the Philippines, and Thailand. As a recent college graduate with a degree in Political Science, she is interested in pursuing a career in the NGO and non-profit field. She has lived in Japan, New York City, Poland, and the UK.

Children of Tomorrow Partners with One Laptop Per Child to Provide Laptops to a School in Pakistan

A few years ago, Children of Tomorrow (CoT) worked with One Laptop per Child (OLPC) to enhance the education of Pakistani children. Children of Tomorrow is very pleased to be working with  OLPC again to start a  new project helping to educate the children of Nepal.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Girls at Nepal Orphans Home Studying Hard

Rescued from indentured servitude, abandonment and other immense challenges, the resilient girls of Nepal Orphans Home work hard to catch up on all the schooling they missed throughout their lives.

Children of Nepal