700 walk to end educational inequality

KATHMANDU: The 2nd annual charity walkathon organised by the Teach For Nepal (TFN) witnessed participation of over 700 youth on Saturday.

The five-km walk started from Bhrikutimandap and headed towards Shahid Gate, New Road, Basantapur, Chhetrapati, Thamel, Keshar Mahal, Durbar Marg, Old Bus Park and concluded at Bhrikutimandap.

The participants held placards and banners with messages on the need of quality education in rural Nepal.

The Axe band presented some of its popular numbers in the closing ceremony while some other students and TFN fellows accompanied by their students also performed.

TFN in its statement informed that around Rs 700,000 was collected and it would be used as stipends for TFN fellows in various rural areas of Lalitpur, Sindhupalchok and Dhanusha districts.

Youth from over 30 colleges and professional backgrounds who participated in the programme donated Rs 1,000 each as per their commitment for the cause.

Reshu Aryal, an independent educator and the Chairperson of Teach For Nepal’s Executive Committee, stated in the statement, “It’s our responsibility to ensure that children of rural Nepal get quality education. And by supporting TFN and the walkathon, you all have contributed a lot for the cause.”

Swastika Shrestha, TFN Co-founder and Head of Training and Support, thanked the participants adding, “It symbolises that TFN will walk with and for such children of Nepal to end education inequity.”