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Computer Lab at Suryodaya Higher Secondary School, Chisapani, Banke, Nepal
Handover program of UNCON Computer Lab to the school management completed on December 11, 2018 (Mansir 25, 2075) amid a special program organized by the school management. Kurgan Raj Bista, UNCON’s Nepal representative handed over the lab to the school management on behalf of UNCON. Team UNCON would like to express sincere gratitude to all who were part of this project. THANK YOU to all UNCON supporters who contributed financially to support this project, UNCON’s Nepal team led by Kirtan Raj Bista to implement this project, school management who provided the room and other support. The total cost of the project was NPR 1,75,000.00. A total 951 students will benefit from this computer lab.
Computer Lab at Bishwakarma Higher Secondary School, Baglung, Nepal
Handover program of UNCON Computer Lab to Biswakarma Higher Secondary School management completed on August 23, 2018 (Bhadra 7, 2075) amid a special program organized by the school management. Dr. Sudarshan Silwal, UNCON’s Nepal representative and advisor of GK Foundation, Nepal handed over the lab to the school management on behalf of UNCON. Chairman of Baglung Municipality ward no. 7 Mr. Khaga Raj Pandey, Mr. Krishna Prasad Upadhyay, chairman, school management committee, school principal Mr. Yogendra Prasad Khanal, chairman of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Mr. Bipin BK were among the guests present at the handover program. Team UNCON would like to express sincere gratitude to all who were part of this project. THANK YOU to all UNCON supporters who contributed financially to support this project, UNCON’s Nepal team led by Dr. Silwal to implement this project, school management who provided the room and other support, Mr. Prakash Paudel of Dhaulagiri Television and Janamanch.com for news coverage. The total cost of the project was NPR 1,65,000.00. A total 322 students will benefit from this computer lab.
Computer Lab at Jana Kalyan Higher Secondary School, Chiti, Lamjung, Nepal
UNCON built a fully furnished Computer Lab (10 desktop computers along with the furniture) at Jana Kalyan Higher Secondary School, Chiti, Lamjung, Nepal handed over the supports to the schools. Students are already taking advantage of this initiative. Around 400 students from from both schools can benefit from this support. Total cost of the project was about $1600.
Computer Lab at Lok Adarsha Secondary School, Karkidanda, Lamjung, Nepal
UNCON help build fully furnished computer lab (3 Desktop Computers, 1 Laptop and 1 projector) at Lok Raj Adarsha Secondary School, Karkidanda, Lamjung handed over the supports to the schools. Students are already taking advantage of this initiative. Around 400 students of the schools can benefit from this support. Total cost of the project was $1300.
Computer Lab at Himalaya Lower Secondary School, Jagritichowk, Bharatpur, Nepal
USA-Nepal Community Outreach Network (UNCON) in collaboration with GK Foundation, Chitwan, recently established a new Computer Lab at Himalaya Lower Secondary School, Jagritichowk, Bharatpur. The Lab is now equipped with three brand new computers and is named as UNCON Youth Computer Lab. Sixty percent of the total cost of the three computers was provided by UNCON and the remaining forty percent was subsidized by GK Foundation. The cost of the fixtures, furniture, wall paintings, and floorings of the Computer Lab are paid by UNCON and GK Foundation, as well.
The School Management Committee organized a formal inauguration program of the UNCON Youth Computer Lab on October 25th and handed over the state of the art Computer Lab to the school management. UNCON General Secretary Mr. Batuk R. Bista and Patron of GK Foundation Mr. Gyan Raj Bista jointly handed over the key of the Computer Lab and other documents to the Chairman of the School Management Committee Mr. Khadga Bahadur KC. The two hours long program was facilitated by School Principal Mr. Nahendra Khadka and Chaired by School Management Committee Chairman Mr. Khadga Bahadur KC
Patrons, Advisors and Board of Directors of GK Foundation, UNCON’s Nepal Representative Mr. Dinanath Neupane, Associate Professor of Tribhuvan University Dr. Sudarshan Silwal, Social Worker Mr. Basu R. Bista, and some of the Local Community Leaders were present in the program. All the School Management Committee Members also attended the program; however, due to the Dashain holiday break many students were not able to participate in the program.
During the program, Community Leaders and School Management Committee Members spoke about the importance of IT Education in this modern world and explained how the Computer Lab can be of immense help in students’ educational advancement. The School Management Committee Members and the School Principal assured for the proper utilization of the Lab so that more students could benefit by its uses. They also expressed their sincere thanks to UNCON and GK Foundation for the generous support to the school and requested for continued support in future.
General Secretary of UNCON Mr. Batuk R. Bista expressed his views about the information technology environment in today’s competitive world and explained how the recently established UNCON Youth Computer Lab can add values in the students’ technical knowledge and overall learning process. He advised the school management and the teaching staffs for the proper and efficient utilization of the Computer Lab. He further praised the roles that the UNCON’s Youth Team had played in raising money to establish this Computer Lab and thanked all the members of the UNCON Youth Team: Sambridhi Paudyal, Sweta Gautam, Shraddha Bista, Ami Lamsal, Siman L. Shrestha, Vibhuti Panta, Swikriti Paudyal, Kritika Gautam, Anshu Bhattarai, Reema Sharma, Surabi Thapa, Kritika Panta, Anish Bhattarai, Animesh Siwakoti, and Ekta Upadhyay.
This project is a pilot project and may be expanded in the future, depending on the performance and improvement of the students. To ensure effective utilization of the Lab, UNCON’s Nepal Representative and Members of GK Foundation will work with School Management Committee and School Staffs and provide periodic report to UNCON.