14 results for author: Anne Hines


Teacher Salaries

Good hearted donors have built two sets of classrooms at schools in Darkha, Nepal.  However, providing teaching space is just one part of the puzzle.  Teachers must also be hired to educate the students that will inhabit the classroom. In Nepal, teachers are government employees.  However, the government is not responsive in a timely manner when a village has an increase in population and more children will be attending school.  Generally, the approach is for the village to build extra classrooms, hire their own teachers, and then petition the government to pay for the teachers.  The process can take years. In September 2014, we visited a ...

Food for Thought

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

School Uniforms Delivered to Darkha

In mid-December 2014, all 71 students at Shree Chandra Devi Primary School in Darkha (Dhading District, Nepal) received new school uniforms. Many children at this school are members of the lowest caste, and their families struggled to provide school uniforms, which are mandatory in Nepal.  Thank you to all of the Gift of Education donors who made this possible!    

What is a school?

Good hearted donors have built two sets of classrooms at schools in Darkha, Nepal.  However, providing teaching space is just one part of the puzzle.  Teachers must also be hired to educate the students that will inhabit the classroom. In Nepal, teachers are government employees.  However, the government is not responsive in a timely manner when a village has an increase in population and more children will be attending school.  Generally, the approach is for the village to build extra classrooms, hire their own teachers, and then petition the government to pay for the teachers.  The process can take years.