सपना को बिद्यालय

आमाले अंकुश लगाएर अड्काइदिएको
चुडिएको चप्पल
खर खर स्वार स्वार
माटो र ढुङ्गामा घिसारेको
भर्खर एक घण्टा त भयो
तपाईंलाई थाहा छ?
मेरो बिद्यालय आउन
अब जम्मा दुई घण्टा मात्र बाँकी छन

पुग्दछु म सुकिसकेको पसिनाको
टाटो लिएर
आफ्नो जीवनको बत्ती कात्न
कपासको डल्लो बाट मसिना
धागो झै निस्कन
र नचुडिइ बत्ती बन्न अनी उज्यालो छर्न
तर गुजुल्टो कपासबाट
धागो जसरी मलाई निकल्न
खै त मेरो बिद्यालयमा शिक्षक

हिंडेर रन्केको मेरो ज्यानलाई
चिसो डेस्क बेन्च र
चिसो कालोपाटीले स्वागत गर्दछन
चक पनि त चिसै छ नि
चकलाई समयएर कालोपाटीमा
अक्षर लेखिदिने शिक्षक
हुनुहुन्छ रे बिदामा

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Killing a Monster by Teaching : A Conversation with an English Teacher at Hills

Meet Wonderful English Teacher Laxmi who is trying hard to Kill the Ghost of English in students at remote

Meet wonderful English teacher ( Teach For Nepal fellow) Laxmi who is trying hard to Kill the Ghost of Learning English in students at remote village called Ashrang in Nepal.

She says no body will believe she going to the hills where mobile networks wouldn’t reach, where narrow roads will take her away from her home and her family to somewhere unreachable from technology she is enjoying at her home town Kathmandu. People would rather suggest her to go abroad as other hundreds and thousands of Nepalese who fly away for better future of themselves. But here is Laxmi Khatri, who is  breaking away the tradition that her friends and family would do and going to somewhere to “teach”. Nepal is somewhere, where teaching job is the most unwanted job as it pays less, facilities are less and may be it is the last option one would do. But it is not same for people like Laxmi, who is young, energetic and courageous to go to the hills, leaving a development career in Kathmandu and start up a completely different career as a teacher in the remotest area of Nepal as a Teach For Nepal fellow. Teach For Nepal is working with young, energetic graduates like Laxmi to help enriching teaching in Nepal and adding a brick to the Nepali academia by targeting remotest parts of Nepal.
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