Continuing our fruitful effort @ Kirtipur

OLE Nepal’s Earthquake Relief Effort has been sprouting positive results in both Child Friendly Spaces of Kirtipur and Khokana/Bungamati. Our volunteers has been traveling everyday to provide relief for children by engaging them in interactive activities from our education tool. Following are some photos taken during one of the sessions at Kirtipur.

kids
Smiling for the camera.

kids
“I like parts of plants activities of E-Paath.”

kids
Kids exploring different activities on their laptop.

creating her own artwork
Creating her own art.

i love e-paath
“I love E-Paath.”

playful
Covered hall at this CFS allows students to let themselves free.

kids
Kids definitely got some refreshment after using the laptops.

we love watermelons
We love watermelon.

group picture with kids
Group picture with kids at CFS in Navajyoti.

group picture
Group picture with kids at CFS in Janasewa.

Relief efforts at Khokana and Bungamati

Last week, our team members had visited Khokana and Bungamati areas to observe the situation of the people, particularly of the children. After understanding the critical environment of the area, our team decided to carry on the relief effort to help children engage in learning. OLE Nepal in collaboration with Loo Niva Child Concern Group is taking forward the relief effort at their child Friendly Spaces (CFS). Volunteers from OLE Nepal and Loo Niva oversees the session and helps children invest good time in learning.

Following are the photos taken during the sessions:

orientation
OLE Nepal team members providing orientation to volunteers from Loo Niva on using the XO laptop.

children playing around
Many children from near by area come to this CFS during the day.

children waiting
Children eagerly waiting for their laptop session.

Children on XOs
They seem more comfortable on the floor while exploring what’s in the laptop.

Peter coaching children on using the laptops.
Peter coaching children on using the laptops.

busy in laptops
Investing their time in quality learning.

happy faces
Happy faces 😀

focused
Learning in groups.

child friendly spaces
Children having fun time at the CFS. Teachers and volunteers are actively involved in engaging children in many interactive activities.

Learn more about Loo Niva here

Bringing smiles in innocent faces

Sabita and Sawal started setting up the laptops and slowly passed each one around. All the children in the room seemed very excited and happy to see the green tool placed in front of them. And that was exactly what we wanted – to see them children smile and enjoy their time amidst the fearful situation.

They sat in a group of three and started trying out different activities and lessons from E-paath. Children are unsure when their schools will resume but these sessions definitely help them spend their time in quality learning. OLE Nepal is conducting these relief efforts in different places. Following photo series show kids involved in exploring the educational tool at Kirtipur. We are available in two centers of Kirtipur; Navajyoti Primary School and Janasewa Higher Secondary School between 11 to 3.

School premises
Navajyoti School is one of the centers where we are conducting our relief efforts for kids.

Sabita and Sawal
Volunteers Sabita and Sawal setting up the laptops.

sabita helping kids
Sabita helping little girls navigate the mouse around the screen.

progress and Brosen
Progress Maharjan helping his brother Brosen Dongol learn lessons of grade two. Brosen will soon be enrolled in two and these sessions will give him an idea about the lessons he will soon be studying in school 🙂

brother and sister
Sisters babysitting their small brothers.
Aastha and Kaushiki exploring the interactive learning materials with their brothers.

little ones
We feel good to see them investing their time in quality learning.

group photo
Time for some group photo. We had kids from different age groups and they were very talented.

teacher e-paath
A volunteer teacher at the session who is actively helping to run the program. We also passed a package of E-paath to the teacher so that he can use this interactive activities in his class.

passing through the rubbles
Passing through the rubbles to reach our next destination – Janasewa Higher Secondary School. Most of the old houses in Kirtipur has collapsed due to earthquake.

collapsed houses
Many houses were destroyed leaving countless people homeless.

tilted house
Dangerously tilted house in the alley of Kirtipur.

destruction
A town in Kirtipur had many old and culturally rich houses which now is not suitable for habitation.

camps
Many of the families are living in tents and are still not sure how long they will be there. With monsoon approaching soon, they are worried about their permanent shelter.

janasewa HSS
Child friendly space at Janasewa Higher Secondary School had majority of children coming in during the day. We had divided our sessions into two, so that children can make maximum use of the educational tool.

girls in laptops
Learning never stops.

learning never stops
Learning helps children forget what they experienced and motivates them to look forward to new things.