We at CFFN are working towards promoting critical thinking and enhancing scholarly exchanges between Nepal and any interested parties from Canada and abroad, and incubating research and development with an objective of improving rural education and livelihood. We strive to provide individuals of all ages, talents and abilities the opportunities to contribute in worthy endeavors that benefit Nepal, Canada, and the global community. Our programs stem from awareness towards the needs of individuals, families, nations, and the world as a whole. We invite you to be part of the Foundation and get involved in its activities.
Currently, we have three ongoing initiatives to help us in our objectives. The Open University of Nepal Initiative (OUN) brings CFFN together with the Government of Nepal, Non-Resident Nepali Association and Athabasca University of Canada to develop and implement a tertiary open and distance education system in Nepal. Community Childcare Centre (4C) is an initiative to help rural communities set up and maintain community centres with trained teachers who are responsible for the pre-school-aged children. This frees up their parents to work while freeing up the older siblings so they can attend school. USHA is an content and human resource development initiative that is looking to dissolve the socio-economic and pedagogic barriers for children and adults alike in rural Nepalese communities. You can explore each initiative in more detail on this site.
We encourage you to send suggestions, innovative ideas and research articles. You can reach us at info [at] cffn [dot] ca, or for other contact info click here. To learn more about our main initiatives, please explore this site.
For a brief video presentation on CFFN, please click here.
Please note this website is currently being tested. For CFFN’s former website, click here. For CFFN’s first site, click here. Both these websites will no longer function after June 30, 2012, so please update any links and bookmarks.