On 26th of June 2019, the team of 3 members from Nepal Jesuit Social Institute went to Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-6, Dhading for Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Shree Robang Basic School. Levelling and site clearance has already finished and now the reconstruction of 2015 earthquake affected school has begun.
A total of 28 people were present to support the cause including teachers, School Management Committee and esteemed chief guest, the representative from Rural Municipality Mr. Maniraj Gurung. Some of the students also gathered to attend the program. Due to heavy rain, the ceremony was very precise and started from 12 in the afternoon. Chief Guest, Mr. Bhim bdr. Aale Magar (Chairperson of SMC), Principal and NJSI dignitary staff laid the foundation stone.
The new building will spread out on double stories level of four classrooms with ample of space for educational development of the students. The School Management Committee and parents expressed their gratitude and hope to NJSI for all the support. The project is financially supported by Xavier Network.
On 2nd May 2019, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute was blessed by the presence of Reverend Monsignor Segundo Tejado Muñoz, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development who flew from Rome especially to attend the inauguration ceremony of Activity Center for special children. On this special occasion he surprised us with Pope Francis special note addressing the children and to NJSI specifically thanking for contributing virtuous deeds in the society which was highlight of the entire program. The center in Shree Bhagwati Secondary School, Kavre is built with the blessings and financial support of the Pope’s fund, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
To acknowledge the letter and thanking him for his enormous support, NJSI sent him a souvenir with the signature of Susta Manisthiti Purnasthapana Kendra’s special children. Pope Francis has happily received our gifts and imparts his apostolic blessing to NJSI.
It is our privilege that we got an opportunity to work under Pope Francis financial and spiritual support. Nepal Jesuit Social Institute looks forward to work again in collaboration with Caritas Italy and Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
In this advance world where everything is related with applications, internet and technology, computer education plays a vital role in student’s life. Computer education holds a power to learn new skills and more advance version of current lesson. Nowadays computer is used everywhere either it be to paint using windows paint or cracking a specific code using other computer system. Almost every office and organization wants staff with at least basic computer knowledge.
For a competitive world where everyone is fighting to get a better job experience, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute is helping the underprivileged girls/women to be able to stand with others and maintain their standard of living. To help this vision to achieve it’s goal, NJSI collaborated with St. Anne’s which was then led by the organization in Godawari as St. Anne’s Executive Secretarial Management Course. Helping them to develop their personality and encouraging them to learn standard way of communicating, this program was developed since 2017. From then to till now, 3 batches has already completed the 6 month course of Computer training, Personality development and English improvement classes.
This year also the training has begun from 1st June, 2019. Altogether 15 girls started the training with Ms. Office and Type Writing whereas more of them are expected to join within 2 weeks. They will soon start personality development courses and activities. Hope each of them will grab all the opportunity to learn and graduate with flying colors. NJSI wishes all of the students a great success in life.
Personal Development Camp (PDC) started with the aim to help children in their choices for the future concerning scholarship, career and workplace giving them knowledge and clues. In past
few years, PDC helped children to be aware about their rights which will help them to react properly if something happens and also to think critically in every situation. On 13 th June 2019, PDC was conducted for two days to class 8 and 9 students of Shree Baleshwori Secondary School with ice-breaking games, presentations, interactive sharing andbreaks. The program consist of four presentations: Education, Scholarship, Critical Thinking and Child Rights.
Education presentation: this presentation consists in general talks concerning how tochoose one’s own career. Along with the presentation, children passed the RIESEC test. This acronym stands for Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising,and Conventional which are 6 main kind of character a person can be. Usually, one of these is the strongest that defines the global way of thinking of the person. Given this, the test gives some advice concerning the type of career for each case.
Scholarship presentation: this presentation consists in explaining the different kind of scholarship one can choose after grade school notably relating with the first activity.
Critical thinking activity: this activity consists in raising awareness among children about the importance of developing one’s critical thinking. This way of thinking will notably help them in their choices and also in any issue or doubt they will meet.
Child rights: this activity consists in teaching the children their rights, notably towards school and family. The purpose is to help them reacting in case of violation of their right.
More than 50 students took part and were happy and interested throughout the program. They were not shy at all and ready to participate. Even teachers of the school came and took part in the activities and also asked us to share our presentation to conduct this program on their own which made the program successful.
With the hope that having adequate educational fixtures, students will be motivated to continually attend the school and study diligently, furniture for educational purpose has reached to students of four government schools of Sindhupalchowk. With the support of Xavier Network the four schools namely, Shree Kyablungthan Basic School, Shree Bhimsen Secondary School, Seti Devi Secondary School and Bhumeshwori Basic School have received furniture like desk, bench, chairs, tables, office tables, cupboards and ECD.
The details of the schools receiving the furniture are:
Shree Kyablungthan Basic School, Sindhupalchowk
- 30 sets of desk and bench
- 9 chairs
- 3 tables
- 2 cupboards
Shree Bhimsen Secondary School
- 36 sets of desk and bench
- 4 ECD
Seti Devi Secondary School
- 76 set desk and bench
- 4 chairs
- 1 table
- 1 office table
Bhumeshwori Basic School
- 12 sets of desk and bench
- 4 chairs
- 4 tables
In spite of the steep and muddy road, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute team took the challenge to provide better furnitures in these remote schools. The beneficiaries were thankful to receive it. The school administrative of each school handed appreciation letter to NJSI for the support and enhancing quality of education of future leaders at the school.
On 2nd June 2019, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute handed over new built 4 classrooms to Shree Bhubaneshwori Basic School located at Mahabharat-5, Kavrepalanchowk which is quite far from the highway with a tough, steep and dangerous road to come up. The school had been deeply affected since the 2015 earthquake. The students were studying in cramped temporary learning center and had to sit on the floor as it lacked proper furniture. The sponsorship by Xavier Network for construction of classrooms, distribution of furniture and 1500 meter pipeline for developing drinking water facilities and offering 127 students a proper place to study.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by NJSI team of 5 and 119 participants including students, teachers, guardians, locals and other special guests. The program was held in the presence of Chairperson of Mahabharat Rural Municipality, Mr. Kanchhalal Jimba and chairman of School Management Committee Mr. Baman Singh Thing. The ceremony started with National Anthem and then followed by performances by students, guest speeches and social audit. Unveiling of plaque and handing over the key to the concerned authority marked the end of the program.
Students were enthusiastic with the new buildings which look very nice compared with the former damaged one. The local participants were appreciative towards NJSI’s approach to enhance village’s children’s education and they anticipate further support. They also presented a letter of appreciation for NJSI’s contribution on constructing a well-furnished building.