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Teach For Nepal to host global conference on education

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KATHMANDU— Teach For Nepal (TFN), a campaign launched in 2013 to address the inequality in education in Nepal, is all set to host a global conference from Wednesday.

The global conference will be held among 400 participants of 64 various countries.

The theme for the conference is “Community at the Center,” which stresses the involvement of community for improving the quality of education.

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Majority of volunteers shared TFN’s slogan that, “What if your first job was to change the nation?’ had inspired them to join the organisation and to go to remote places to teach unprivileged students.

Apart from regular classes, the volunteer teachers also offer additional classes in the school or at their dwellings without charging any fee.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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