As we all know, Education is the first requirement for the development of human civilization. All the achievements and all changes in the world are a result of education. Education plays a vital role in building consciousness in human society and Schools are the most important source of education in the modern education system. Skilled Manpower and necessary Physical Infrastructure are the essential factors for operating schools. Because of the lack of the resources and skilled manpower, many community schools in Nepal have not been able to impart quality education.
There are so many similar community schools, which have not been able to achieve the targeted goal of quality education due to the lack of sufficient physical infrastructure. They do not have a computer lab and the students, in this era of technological advancement, do not have practical classes of Computer. Due to this, the students have not been able to get proper Computer education as per the purpose of the course. Teaching computer subjects in those schools is only giving theoretical knowledge. For the long-term solution of this problem, it is necessary to setup computer labs in those schools. With a computer lab in the school, the student from such schools will be able enhance their practical knowledge of computer and can compete with other students already having such resources.
By considering these facts, Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA), a nonprofit organization registered under 501(c)(3), is sponsoring Dr. Om Dahal, ANMA General Secretary, in his initiative of making “One Province - One Computer Lab” project in Nepal as a part of his 2021 Columbus Marathon on October 17th. This is a campaign to build one computer lab in each state in Nepal, in total seven computer labs. All the selected schools are public schools and students in those schools are underprivileged.
Dr. Dahal has been participating in one marathon each year since 2016 and as a part of his marathons he was able to manage 9 computer labs, one girls’ friendly toilet and one ambulance project in different parts of Nepal. The estimated cost for this project is Nepalese Rupees Thirty-Five Hundred Thousand (US $ 35,000 approx.). Each computer lab includes twenty computers, one printer, and a projector. The school will manage required furniture and room for the computer lab.
As Terry Hogan has rightly said, Little drops of water, Little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean. Little efforts from everyone can bring a big change, your small help is very crucial for the success of this campaign. ANMA would like to request all of you to support as much as you can.
We really appreciate your help.