Workshop on The Role of the Literates in the Literacy of Women and Children in Nepal

Event: 2nd Conference of Nepali Women’s Global Network (NWGN)
Date and Place: Saturday, July 31, 2010, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA

Moderator: Bharati Gautum
Presenters: Pramod Dhakal, and poets who will recite their original poems

Description: This workshop will briefly highlight the history of literacy in Nepal and some noticeable strides in educational sector in recent times. It will inform the audience that the access to education has not been uniform throughout the population groups and the major beneficiaries remain to be urban population and well to do families of rural population. Lastly it talks about the a tool to break the literacy barrier amongst this population that has gone unexamined today and appeals the scholars and practitioners of Nepali literature, arts, and culture to band together to bring literary revolution throughout the country through the medium of children’s songs.

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