LitClub Nepal with the support of Rukmini Foundation has been creating a platform to not only bring girls together in LitClubs, but also to improve the LitClub sessions by working closely with partnership schools. For these LitClub sessions to run smoothly each partner school plays an important role. This year we are proud to announce that we have been able to strengthen LitClub Nepal by establishing a partnership with two new community schools, Durgavawani at Budhanilkantha and Green Land School at Goganbu. This brings the total number of LitClubs in LitClub Nepal to 6 (LitClub Niharika, LitClub Shikharapur, LitClub Setidevi, LitClub Bhaktapur, and now the 2 new clubs). Mentors Supriya Adhikari will be leading the club at Durgavawani Community School and Sajina Satyal will be leading the club at Green Land School.
LitClub Durga Vawani is now in session
Sajina is a graduate of Green Land and currently studying Development. She has always felt there was a need for some extracurricular activities in school to increase the interest of students to read and write. Simply being in a classroom doesn’t really develop a reading habit, and she knew there was a need for a platform that teaches students to take reading as fun and with enthusiasm. She believes that the LitClub can be that platform for the student of Green Land to understand education can be and is fun.
LitClub Green Land starts … girls are enjoying their colorful t-shirts
In Nepal there is a big gap in the educational quality between Government schools and some Community schools when compared to private schools. Government schools have a limited platform for personality development and extracurricular activities and many community schools lack the resources to provide a quality curriculum or extracurricular activities. We believe that we can help reduce this gap by providing this platform where girls can showcase their talent and at the same time get the experience of fun learning. This is why we have tried to strengthen our partnerships with government schools and community schools where they do not have the resources. In the past three years we have been able strengthen our partnership with government schools, such as: SetiDevi Sokhel. Following the huge success of LitClub Setidevi, we decided to start a new LitClub in Durgavawani School beginning this year. The school has responded very positively to this so far, however, the girls of this school seem to be much shier than the girls we have worked with in our other schools. To help them get over this, the new club session will focus on starting with more fun activities.
By adding more fun activities, we believe we will be able to get the girls to share more and learn more
We have also realized that there is need of more practical exercises regarding the 7 strengths of LitWorld. Therefore we have added one more session where each girl will do a real activity, for example for kindness session, the girls will organize one activity like cleaning the workshop or be kind to someone at school, or for confidence they will organize some activity which will boost their confidence, like hosting a program, or hosting a group quiz. To demonstrate and practice Friendship, the girls will make a friendship band and distribute to their classmates.
All of our mentors are working hard to create a fun and educational environment. We are lucky that former LitClub members are also helping with this by mentoring the new members. We want to thank all of our partner schools as well as those who have supported our LitClub Nepal program. A big thank you to our friends, LitWorld, Global GLOW, and Rukmini Foundation for the continuous support. More updates from these 2 new LitClubs and others will be coming.