Resembling Karnali and its tributaries, Karnali Education Mission aims to model a self-sustainable education network
Karnali, one of the most remote regions of Nepal, adopts obsolete educational practices today. There is a gap of an effective teaching-learning that is evident through its status of low human development. The recognition of that gap was possible because of the dedication of Mr. Binod Shahi, also known as “Sir of the Himalayas” who invested more than a decade in improving Dolpa’s education sector. He has instructed more than 1000 students in Dolpo, which is two flights and an 8-10 days walk from his hometown, Kathmandu. He has now joined CREASION as the Regional Coordinator of Karnali Education Mission and aims to introduce and integrate pragmatic education that is responsive of the needs of individual students in Karnali.
Karnali Education Mission equips children with opportunities and exposure by providing quality education of mind and morale. It considers the relevance of education to the socio-economic development in rural communities and embraces students’ diversities through inclusive education to create an equitable, tolerant and inclusive society. Aggregating our activities, we assess the problems associated with the education practices in Karnali and imply solutions for the betterment of the overall educational sector.
CREASION regards education as the constructive element in shaping any community. We believe that Karnali, despite its rural setting, is full of possibilities and we also believe that the socio-economic development of a place is only achieved if their residents are educated. Hence, we aim to build a self-sustainable education system in Karnali by providing equitable opportunities to help the children and the region flourish.
Pragmatism is an approach that focuses on teaching-learning that is experimental and practical. The children of Dolpa mould themselves in practical-based learning approach in lieu of the uneventful classroom culture. There is a need of pragmatic education that shapes students in terms of both intellect and values.
Karnali Education Mission holds a vision to grow a self-reliant educational framework in Karnali. It also aims to promote equity and inclusivity in the rural area by facilitating children with special needs.
Karnali Education Mission will adopt arts-based teaching practices for the children with special needs to understand and learn better. Arts-based learning is an instrumental way of learning artistic as well as non-artistic things through experience and experiment. For an example: using keyboard sound to practice speech is an arts-based learning method.