Many MIT alumni and current students have initiated education projects in Nepal. Two of these efforts in particular are well-established:
See the video about the Bloom Nepal School made by Evan Denmark '17.
In addition, other recent and current MIT students have undertaken the following projects:
- Mr. Uddhav Sharma ’15, Solukhumbu School Project
- Mr. Surya Tripathi, ’18, Sanitation and Hygiene Education Project, Pokhara
- Mr. Bibek Pandit ’20 and Mr. Yaseem Rana ’20, Educating Nepal
The MIT-Nepal Initiative, the MIT-South Asia Program, and other MIT campus groups have supported these projects. The MIT-Nepal Initiative is now actively studying the lessons learned from these experiments as building blocks to a more comprehensive, scalable contribution to K-12 education in Nepal. In Spring 2019, the Initiative received a grant from the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab to develop and test online learning games for sixth through eighth grade math and science, in collaboration with OLE Nepal and the Bloom Nepal School. Two MIT students, Abishkar Chhetri and Meghana Vemulapalli, spent the months of June and July 2019 at OLE Nepal, working with game designers and developers to identify ideal platforms and learning pedagogies to integrate into games. OLE Nepal colleagues will travel to MIT in October 2019 to continue this partnership.
If you wish to be involved in these efforts, please contact Professor Jeffrey Ravel.