I am currently a Principal of Corona School. Having received “Global Teacher Award” in the year 2018, I am passionate about developing education inside out in the children rather than just being focused on examinations and grades. I am also a facilitator for “International Child Development Program” in Nepal under which I provide volunteered training to parents and teachers on how child brain works and how children guide us in being a good caregiver. Recently, in the year 2019, I have also been selected as “Distinguished Educationist- Female” in the Global Education Awards, which is going to be held in Dubai. In this event, educationist from around 52 countries will be attending.
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Children and their happiness has always been one of the major factors that encourage me. This encouragement has been driving me to be passionate about the consistent research on my progressive approaches in the field of education. Therefore, I am passionate about bringing confidence and smiles in the young faces.
Personally, I am passionate about enlightening the concept of parenting and an applicable role of parents in raising the achievements of their children. I feel that parents should be firstlyconcerned about the mental health of their children, which will automatically result in their grades and achievements of life.
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
I still volunteer my personal passion of educating parents about the “Art of Parenting”. Although it is a voluntary service, I feel that it is my social responsibility to spread awareness to strengthen the relationship between the children and their parents.
What are you surprisingly good at?
I am an organized person and am self-motivated in any circumstance to achieve my objectives. I am an influencer and a great motivator. I feel that I have capability to make people understand things and calculate the future possibilities on the basis of their nature towards the other person. I act as a mirror for most of the people and show them the unseen angle of the truth which has been hidden by their personal beliefs.
Can you share some of your life remembering moments?
I will never forget a kid who felt left alone from his family because of his newborn sibling. His behaviors changed into an aggressive one at school as well as at home. While his parents visited me to tell me that they would like to send the kid to hostel because of misbehaviors, I asked for a conversation day with the kid. During my conversation, when the kid mentioned that he feels unwanted and his frustration levels because of high attention to his sibling, I conveyed the same to his parents and suggested them some steps to be taken. Now, the kid is bright, academically uplifted and confident like never before. I am never going to forget this moment.
How long have you been working in your field?
It has been 18 years that I have spent in the field of education. In the field of school, I have spent around 5 years.
How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
I am currently pursuing Post Graduate in Education Leadership and Management from Asian College of Teachers. Also, since I am a student of Sociology and Anthropology in my Masters level, my education is connected to my professional career.
Personally, I was never a very good student because neither teachers nor my family ever tried to understand the reasons of my difficulty in my academic performance. Therefore, my personal experience has been a lesson for me to understand the situation of the students and revise the teacher’s steps and parents’ guidance accordingly.
Did you accidently join this career or you choose from childhood?
I still remember when my teachers used to ask me about my ambition. My answer was always “A Teacher”. Eventually, my childhood ambition turned out to be my profession now.
What are your goals for next 10 years?
For the next 10 years, I would like to be in a position where I can professionally carry a weightage to change the overall education system of the country. I appreciate the approaches of Nepal Government to do its best in the field of education but there is a demand of more concerned and child-centered approach in Nepal.
Besides, there is a huge need of change in the remote areas. The facilities and the fulfillments are in more serious condition. Parents in remote area are completely unaware of how to deal with children. Hence, I would like to make a remarkable contribution in these areas.
What was the biggest hurdle you faced when working for your career and how you overcame it?
The biggest challenge for me during my career was the social mindset. I was the first member of my family to join any job. So, I faced lots of questions whenever I was late from work or when I had to work during the weekends. Moreover, going to work on daily basis itself was a moment of huge questionnaire for me.
It took me many years to overcome this problem (3 years, to be specific). When my family and society witnessed my growth and promotions at the workplace, they began to set me as an example for other ladies.
Your biggest failure?
There has been many failures while I moved on for the path of success. Failures taught me lessons and became the reasons for my success. Among all, my biggest failure was when I tried to organize an event for the organization without having an experience to handle it. The event was a demo show of the vocational course, where the sponsors were called. There were 8 major sponsors who committed the sponsorship but pulled their words back at the last moment. This was my biggest failure.
Whom do you give all the credit for your success?
I give all the credit of my success to my boss, who is now my business partner- Mr. Suraj Chandra Maharjan. He is not only my senior at my workplace, but also became my guardian who guided me in every personal as well as professional issues in my life. The biggest credit of all my opportunities, business ideas, and emotional support goes to him. Now, it has been 19 years that we have been working together as a team.
What things build you? What are the qualities that all should have to be successful in their career?
My self-motivation builds me the most. Whenever I face challenges, my search for quick solutions begins. Falling back and then sitting back to overcome the pain is not in me. I get up as soon as I fall. So, my self-motivation builds me the most. I think every person should have this quality of becoming a self-motivator to be successful in their career. No one can predict future perfectly. Time shows unpredictable and unexpected things too. So, one needs to be self-motivated.
What is the biggest dream you have?
I have a dream to become professional consultant for parents-children relationship.
What’s your biggest accomplishment which you can tell us till now?
My biggest accomplishment was my testimonial that was selected during my journey to become a Nepali Facilitator for International Child Development Program.
What you suggest to youths who want to join in similar career as you?
I highly suggest youths to join similar career. The current situation of education is calling for youths. We are in great need for enthusiast and energetic youths who are able to be in the education career and help the upcoming generation to be more sharpened and live their childhood full of happiness.
Being in education field will not only be financially lucrative, but also will give you respect and self-satisfaction.