Community Library Establishment Project

Every child and a community have the right to be educated no matter where s/he belongs to. Every child or youth matters because they are the significant treasure who would illuminate future of the nation. Likewise, the children and villagers of Thori, one of the remote regions of Nepal, are far behind the access to educational books. Keeping in mind the fact that education is an essential tool for the transformation of society leading it to positive development, MEI (Maya Education Initiatives) has pledged to dedicate and devote itself to establish community library at Chowk Bazar in Thori by coordinating with the BSW or BASW students who are doing internship with MEI from various colleges of Kathmandu.

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Thori Village is located in Parsa District towards South - East of Nepal. MEI’s Community Library Establishment Project aims at playing the role to advance and enhance the quality of reader’s educational experience making them easy access to the library and its resources. The core agenda of the project is to provide adequate books that are required for the community and aims to run adult learning center. It also seeks to evoke awareness among the youth of the urban areas about what it pays to have the death of the academic resources which they have not experienced yet. Thus, MEI has decided to call upon students from colleges to offer a helping hand engaging themselves as a volunteer in our internship program.


The reason why we chose Thori for this project is its condition of being underdeveloped in different sectors and the backwardness in the educational system. Our project commits to enlighten the community through academic resources of our Community Library. We believe that this project also plays a vital social role by bringing readers together from different castes and cultures around the community which ultimately cement the social harmony among people. Our vision is to provide children and a community; a sense of limitless possibilities to be the hope of tomorrow through educational opportunity.


MEI is in need of support and cooperation from volunteers and interns of BSW/BASW in book collection campaign. MEI has decided to collect all the available books and resources from the various government bodies, associations and the stakeholders who are corresponding to the library and publication business. By doing so, volunteers would be benefited in many ways.


Most importantly, they will get an opportunity to explore themselves in a new arena bringing about best out of them by engaging themselves in various creative tasks. They will be assisting by MEI coordinators and teachers while being at the work site. While doing so, they are expected to feel free to inquire any essential information regarding the work and responsibilities.


Volunteers are also encouraged to share their perspectives and ideas which they think are necessary. It can also help them in establishing positive work habits, teamwork, team coordination, leadership and attitudes which is very much important for their successful professional life. Furthermore, we assure volunteers that our internship program will prove to be very fruitful in your future endeavors. MEI is very much sure of the fact that our internship program is really worth making volunteers realize the importance of being liberated through education so that they would also make an effort to make easy access of education all around the remote areas of Nepal. We eagerly look forward to getting your helping hands for the success of our community library establishment project 2017.


MEI’s first phase targeted is to engage students from at least 10 colleges in the campaign and on the way to our campaign many colleges students are participating in our campaign. By this time 8 colleges have already started to work in our campaign, as they are as follows:

  • K & K International College
  • Premier College
  • Himalayan College
  • Texas International College
  • Pushpalal Memorial College
  • Reliance International College
  • Morgan International College
  • Sagarmatha College 
  • Bajra International College
  • Thames College
  • St. Lawerance College

By now, MEI has successfully has collected more than four thousand (4000) books for the first community library in Thori, Parsa from the help of our coordinators, internship students, supporting organization and well-wishers.
Glims of our successful campaign:

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A Notice Board Chart Being Prepared By  Internship Students

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An internship students from St. Lawerance College Working on the preparation of chart paper.

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Students from K and K College

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Taxes College BSW Coordinator Donating Books for community library

An Appeal to Donate Books to Community Library by Morgan Student

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K & K College Students at Work

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Receiving Books From Nepal India Public Library

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Receiving Books for Community Library Project from Thames College

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Receiving Books from T.U Central Library for Community Library Project

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An Appeal by Reliance College Student to Donate Books to Community Library Establishment Project 2017

A concept brought by MEI and Initiatives were taken by the young and energetic internship student from different colleges have run the successful campaign and which lead the campaign to collect more than 4000 books for the community library in Thori. 

At the moment MEI is looking forward to raising the funds for the community library building renovation or building the new building from the locally available resources like wood, mud, sand, pebbles, cement and aluminum. The costing of the materials and labor is shown below:

Wood: Cuifeet 

Sand: 3 trucks

Pebbles: Quater Truck

Cement: 50 sacks

Stone: 1 Truck

Aluminium: 8 Rolls

Total Costing for the renovation of Community Library is ................ we have got $ 500. 

Plans for the renovation or building the new one, 2nd Week of January starting the workflow until the 4th week of January or by the latest 2nd week of February 2018. By the 3rd to 4th week of February furnishing the building and the opening ceremony of a community library.

Project Accomplished:

  1. Making plans for community library establishment project 
  2. Making proposal for colleges to participate in campaign
  3. Recruiting and Assigning Coordinators for the Campaign
  4. Visinting colleges as first approach and taking the date for the meeting
  5. First attended meeting and keeping the propposal to college to discuss in thier board
  6. Follow up to colleges for the positive decision to participate in Community Library Project campaign
  7. Final meeting for the participation of colleges in the campaign
  8. Visiting the college BSW classrooms and giving the presentation to students to convince them to participate in the campaign
  9. Taking the students in MEI office for first meeting 
  10. Making arrangement for the students to work in their plans and strategies 
  11. Preparing all the essential materials like as charts, photos, and videos on social media
  12. Guiding the students in the field on their first attempt to go to all the classrooms with an appeal to donate books for community library project
  13. Assigning meeting and task to students on their success or failure on the campaign
  14. Making the 2nd and 3rd plans and sometimes reassuring the students to keep the positive vibes
  15. Follow up and meeting the students up to 4 to 8 weeks before receiving the collected books

From this Campaign, MEI was able to collect 3500 books from 11 different colleges 

 Likewise, for the major and good books, MEI coordinates with different libraries, organization, embassy, and publication. In the process was able to collect 800-1000 books which are internationally renowned and valuable for the community library

And, if we convert all the books collected to monetized than it's market value will be almost $25000/- 

The amount of money spend on the campaign $1500/-

  • Salary
  • Transportation
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Charts
  • Colors
  • Communication
  • Meetings

More over most important and that cannot be compared to money si the awareness campaign was successful and The Community Library Establishment Project 2017 was able to aware:

Direct Students:  Avg. 800 students of 11 colleges = 8800 

Colleges and other staff: Avg. 15 staff of 53 institutions = 795

Student Leaders: 3 of each party 9 Leaders

Social Media: 11 colleges students facebooks groups, twitter, messenger = almost 200 thousand people 

NOTE: Min. 5 students participated from each college on the campaign. Assume 1 person has Avg. 1000 friends in social media and that participated students posted the content regularly as #ThanksGiving to he/her friend for donating the books in own social media profile and in groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Library Establishment Project 2017

Community Library Establishment project

Community Library Establishment Project 2017

Every child and a community have the right to be educated no matter where s/he belongs to. Every child or youth matters because they are the significant treasure who would illuminate future of the nation. Likewise, the children of Thori, one of the remote regions of Nepal, has also the right to enjoy the fruits of education. Keeping in mind the fact that education is an essential tool for the transformation of society leading it to positive development, MEI (Maya Education Initiatives) has pledged to dedicate and devote itself to establish community library at Chowk Bazar in Thori along with the coordination of BSW or BASW students who are doing internship with MEI from various colleges of Kathmandu. Thori Village is located in Parsa District towards South - East of Nepal. MEI’s Community Library Establishment Project 2017 aims at playing the role to advance and enhance the quality of reader’s educational experience making them easy access to the library and its resources. This project wants to establish community library as qualitative and advantageous learning center. It also seeks to evoke awareness among the youth of the urban areas about what it pays to have the dearth of the academic resources which they have not experienced yet. Thus, MEI has decided to call upon students from colleges to offer a helping hand engaging themselves as a volunteer in our internship program. The reason why we chose Thori for this project is its condition of being underdeveloped in different sectors and the backwardness in educational system. Our project commits to enlighten the community through academic resources of our Community Library Establishment Campaign 2017. We believe that this project also plays a vital social role by bringing readers together from different castes and cultures around the community which ultimately cement the social harmony among people. Our vision is to provide children and a community; a sense of limitless possibilities to be the hope of tomorrow through educational opportunity.    

MEI expects the support and cooperation from volunteers and interns of BSW/BASW in book collection campaign. MEI has decided to collect all the available books and resources from the various government bodies, associations and the stakeholders who are corresponding to the library and publication business. By doing so, volunteers would be benefited in many ways. Most importantly, they will get opportunity to explore themselves to a new arena bringing about best out of them by engaging themselves in various creative tasks. They will be assisting seniors and teachers while being at the work site. While doing so, they are expected to feel free to inquire information regarding the work and responsibilities. Volunteers are also encouraged to share their perspectives and ideas which they think are necessary. It can also help them in establishing positive work habits, team work, team coordination, leadership and attitudes which is very much important for their successful professional life. Furthermore, we assure volunteers that our internship program will prove to be very fruitful for your future endeavors. MEI is very much sure of the fact that our internship program is really worth making volunteers realize the important of being liberated through education so that they would also make an effort to make easy access of education all around the remote areas of Nepal. We eagerly look forward to getting your helping hands for the success of our community library establishment project 2017.

MEI’s first phase targeted is to engage students from at least 15 colleges in the campaign and on the way to our campaign many colleges students are participating in our campaign. By this time 8 colleges have already started to work in our campaign, as they are as follows:

K & K International College

Premier College

Himalayan College

Texas International College

Pushpalal Memorial College

Reliance College

Morgan College

Sagarmatha College and more are in the process of documentation.

35 MEI Scholars Started Going to School-"Sponsor a child in Nepal"

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Sponsor a child in Nepal is the motto of free education project – Maya Education Initiatives. In 2016s new session in school began from April and with the new session; MEI's sponsored children in Nepal reached to 35 in numbers. In this new session, MEI takes 10 more children to attend school as regular as in our calendar. For 35 sponsored children MEI chooses four best schools on the basis of school’s quality education and locality of children. Schools and children details are:

 

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Four earthquake victim child on sponsorship


Four earthquake victim child were sponsored in Kathmandu and sent to Ekata James English Boarding School at Kathmandu, they are:
Prekshaya Tamang
Sameer Lama
Yashodha Tamang and
Aayusha Lama


Three sponsored child’s school changed @ Thori


MEI’s sponsored children from Thori are sent to three different schools, as two schools are our old ones only, unfortunately three children had to send to another school due to the distance the child have to travel and especially in the rainy season it’s tough for them to cross the river while coming to Thori Academy. So MEI is bound to send them to another school known as Sishya Sadan Primary School at Ekshyanagar, Thori. The children who are being facilitated are:
Ramila Thing
Swastika Praja and
Sajan Praja

Similarly, other remaining 28 sponsored children are sent to Thori Academy and Emmanuel Eng. Boarding School.

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Sina Tanner and Yanik D. Sousa visit Thori

Field Visits of Initiatives 2014/12/23-26
Ms. Sina Tanner, Head Representive for MEI, Switzerland and Germany visits Thori
Sina Tanner from Switzerland with her friend Yanik D. Sousa visited all the families of MEI scholars. She also gave out Christmas presents from Sponsors and MEI to all the kids of Thori. They also visited both partner schools of MEI, namely, Thori Academy and Emmunuel English School. Her visit has raised high hopes and brought bright smiles to the faces of the villagers residing in Thori. And, a lot of kids are waiting eagerly to become a part of MEI.

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