A special visitor from Nepal!
In September 2016, Bikash, the program supervisor and head teacher from Sunsar Maya Nepal, travelled 13,000 miles from Kathmandu to Berkeley, California. The purpose of the trip was for him to receive training at Golestan and go back and share what he learned with the staff at Sunsar Maya, and to help raise the educational standard even more for the underprivileged children attending the Sunsar Maya after school program.
Bikash spent several days observing our after school program. During his time here, Golestan Colab planned extensive training both at Golestan and with experts in the field of education from within the Golestan Network, including the opportunity to sit in an OT session, an art class and a second grade classroom!
We connected him with Jen Burkes, an amazing art teacher. Bikash got a chance to observe her in action, teaching her class at YAZ. We also coordinated a visit and tour of the Edible Schoolyards gardens and kitchen. We hope it will inspire gardening and cooking in the SuMa afterschool! We look forward to future collaborations and seeing the children of SuMa afterschool flourish even more with Bikash’s help.