Talk October 23, 2016

Experience of British Education in the 1950s

Sunday 23 October 2016 at the British Council, Lazimpat


First MRCP Dr. Mrigendra Raj Pandey, CVO

Founder of Mrigendra Samjhana Medical Trust

Program: 4 Pm to 6 PM

4:00 – 4:30 Tea and refreshment
4:30 MC VP Tulasi Prasad Uprety welcomes Guests, Speaker of the day, and ABAN members
4:35‐ 4:40 Opening Remarks by ABAN President Maheswor Shrestha Distribution of Token of Appreciation & Membership Certificates
4:40‐4:45 Introduction & Felicitation of the Guest Speaker Dr. Mrigendra Raj Pandey by the President of ABAN
4:45‐ 5:20 Talk presentation by Speaker Dr. Mrigendra Raj Pandey
5:20‐5:45 Question & Answer session
5:45‐5:50 Vote of Thanks by ABAN Past President Mrs. Namrata Sharma
5:50 Adjournment of the meeting

 Talk September 24, 2015
Efforts to Help the Earthquake Victims of Nepal

Dr. Tshering Lama, Ph.D. from Northumbria University, UK  is a Young Global Economic Leader, and social entrepreneur promoting telemedicine in Rural Nepal among many other achievements. He addressed the ABAN audience on September 24 telling his own story of struggle for education and his efforts to help the earthquake victims, particularly the most affected people of Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal.

A young village boy, Tshering, completed his schooling in Helambu and A level from Kathmandu, before he got an opportunity to study in UK University. He r remembers how he was involved in starting adult education when he was in grade 5. Among many accomplishments he  worked as a  village worker involved in micro-finance activities to mobilise local resources. Upon return to Nepal after studying abroad, Tshering helped set up an NGO Childreach Nepal in collaboration with his University in UK. Childreach aims to  to unleash every child by giving them an opportunity to get educated and pursue their dreams..

Dr.Tshering never believed on luck before the devastating earthquake of April 25, which happened in Saturday and saved thousands of students when their schools collapsed. He mobilized young volunteers to reach the affected villages s to assure them help. It was a life changing experience for these volunteers, winning trust and love of the suffering villagers. They were emotionally charged to rebuild Nepal.

Childreach Nepal started building 100 Temporary Learning Centres (TLCs) in the affected villages. Nepalese youth have united to rebuild their villages like never before. Now the focus is on building semi- permanent schools, which also provides health centre/ sanitation facilities and shelter for the affected families. The target is to build 100 TLCs within six months. Help from local suppliers and foreign donors are mobilized to achieve this target. If we join hands together, great things can be done quickly.

As a Young Economic Global Leader himself, Dr. Lama believes that every child has a potential to be a Young Global Leader. Education, health, gender equity, faith in oneself and passion for what one can achieve are some of the basic ingredients for success, he said.