Our mission is to reduce the technological and educational gap
in remote and rural areas of Nepal
NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2023 - A NEW YEAR AND A NEW BOARD FOR DB4N as Ed passes the torch!
Eight years ago, I asked Pasang Sherpa what he needed after the earthquake in Nepal; I had no idea that this question would lead to a real contribution to the country's education system. Today, Digital Bridges 4 Nepal's (DB4N) partnership with Kathmandu University School of Education is thriving, our newest Collaborative Learning Environment Center (CLEC) will be in the new magnificent university building, and we have co-created a short course giving credits to teachers and principals in their continued modern education pursuit.
NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2023 - New Project in Festive season!
Our First-ever Community Learning Environment Center(CLEC) in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality, Gorkha.
The DB4N team and DB4N's implementing partner, Action for Nepal(AFN), visited Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality, Gorkha to scout and discuss funds for the project. With the help of technical staff, we did the exact measurement of the room for the Collaborative Learning Environment Center(CLEC) so that Saugat, our furniture partner, could build a digital design of the room with furniture and other equipment that will be in the room.
NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2023 - Meet the students and teachers in Jomsom using the CLEC
Meet Tsering Bhuti Gurung, a student in grade 12.
When we first met with Tsering in the CLEC, she was anxious and nervous to talk with us, but slowly she gathered courage to speak openly and confidently.
She loves using computers. She is amazed by the design and structure of the CLEC where she is really enjoying learning. She is a Civil Engineering student. The CLEC makes it fun to learn and better understand her subject.
NEWSLETTER MAY 2023 - New Projects, Renewed Determination
Come read about our latest Collaborative Learning Environment Center in Biratnagar. The project was made possible by Somnath Ghimire, Sabina Khanal Aryal and all the members of Build Better Biratnagar as well as Biratnagar's Mayor Nagesh Koirala and School Principal Mr. Khagendra Khawas. And as always, we could not do any of this without the ongoing help of our amazing supporters
NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2022
Read President Ed Antoine’s report about his trip to Nepal and the incredible response he received from communities who are eager for Digital Bridges to come to their cities, towns and villages. And read about the latest installation of a Collaborative Learning Environment Center in Ghorka District with support from the Lions Club of Baltimore Nepalese.
NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022
This morning when I was coming back from running a few errands, I saw, at a distance, a man with a bird of a pigeon's size on his right shoulder. Intrigued by it, I scanned his approaching demeanor. He looked Tibetan or Nepali or Asian.
NEWSLETTER JULY/AUGUST 2022
Back from France where I was welcomed by Omicron B5, and had to consequently truly slow down…Our teams continued
to operate with Treasurer Craig Frischling handling the last conversations about our Kathmandu University School of Education new agreement, as we will start monitoring results we get from the 3 CLECs installed, in Sotang, Manang and Mustang districts.
NEWSLETTER JUNE 2022
In the presence of the Mayor, deputy mayor, war chairman from the different wards, and local leaders and representatives, the virtual presence of our president(Mr. Edmond Antoine) and chairman(Mr. Jhabindra K. Subedi). All the presented people were very happy and anxious about the structure of the CLEC room and thankful to all the donors and stakeholders.
NEWSLETTER MAY 2022
Coming back from Nepal was both challenging and wonderful. Challenging as I faced the cold month of April in New York after balmy temperatures during my last week spent in Kathmandu.
The highlight of that last week was our renewed commitment in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding with the new dean of Kathmandu University School of Education located in the Hattiban Campus. See the signature moment with Professor Bal Chandra Luitel, Phd, and our wonderful supporters...
NEWSLETTER MARCH - APRIL 2022
On the 23rd of March, we have inaugurated the #3 CLEC with a 3 hours program involving Mayor Chandra Ghale and all local authorities, teachers, students, and many members of the community. We got plenty of token of love for our support of high school and community. I insisted on our mission to STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES through EDUCATION. Everybody loves our new name, especially the teachers, as they can us it easily.
NEWSLETTER OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2021
We made excellent progresses in the month of October and so far this November. The team here in the US was able to fundraise what was needed to execute our 3rd CLEC (Collaborative Learning Environment Center). Our team in Nepal was able to visit the Nason Rural Municipality and Thonche High School to complete a feasibility study of that same CLEC for delivery this December. They came back with a “good to go” !
NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2021
Re-engaging projects when challenges occur and adapting to the situation is what we call “Resilient Delivery”!When we installed our flagship CLEC at Kathmandu University in August 2020, we felt that by this time, things would be back to normal despite the pandemic. Well, they are not for many of us in the world. The pandemic is here to stay at least for a while longer (with its unfortunate resilient new variants as well).