The government of Alberta has awarded Athabasca University a $21,000 grant to support its efforts towards establishing an open university in Nepal. The grant was made by the Honourable Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, at the opening of the university’s new Academic and Research Centre on July 29th.
The grant, made under the department’s Community Initiatives Program, will support the analysis of a pedagogical model for the Open University of Nepal.
Culture and Community Spirit’s International Development Grants provide financial assistance to small and medium sized Alberta based non-government organizations to meet Alberta’s commitment to give people in developing countries the tools to eventually meet their own needs. The purpose of the international development grants are to match or supplement the donations the citizens of Alberta make to humanitarian projects of their choosing. [source]