On April 25, 2015 a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 Richter scale hit central Nepal, which was followed by a series of strong aftershocks. This resulted a devastating impact in many of the infrastructures of the country. One such most affected area has been the education, the school buildings in particular. UNICEF estimated the destruction of 24,000 classrooms of schools affecting 950,000 children going to school. In response to the quake aftermath on the education sector, Japan Universities Alumni Association, Nepal (JUAAN) took an initiative of mobilizing support fund and university graduate students to help build temporary class rooms (TCR) to resume the academic calendar. In the first phase of work, four districts are considered: Gorkha, Dhading, Kavre and Lalitpur, which is being generously supported by Japan-Nepal Society.
The project in Dhading and Gorkha districts have already been completed. The team comprising JUAAN members and graduate students of Tribhuvan University Central Department of Environmental Science (TU-CDES) built 13 TCR in Gorkha (10 in Saraswati Higher Secondary School and three in Bhimsen Primary School). In Dhading, seven TCR were built for Minduka Secondary School and nine for Nalang Secondary School. These TCR benefited over 1450 school children. For class room construction, 86 bundles of CGI sheets, wire, nails, etc. were supplied and cost of skilled laborer were provided by JNS-JUAAN. The volunteers also conducted environmental education activities, which included earth education, water purification techniques, sanitation programs and personal hygiene. The project also distributed over 400 packets of baby food, clothes, playing materials for the school children.
The TCR construction project in Kavre, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur is in progress.
To commemorate the completion of 40th years of JUUAN Nepal – Japan Academic Forum, a high level symposium will be held in Kathmandu. Guest speakers from Japan are- Prof.Tatsuo Fujikura, deliver lecture on Modernization and Development Discourses in Nepal: A Japanese perspective Prof.Miki Sugimura on Higher Education: Comparative study in Japan and Nepal
The 7th JAPAN - EDUCATION FAIR
Venue - The Everest Hotel. New Baneswor.Kathmandu
( 10 highly recognized Japanese Universities are expected to participate) Last year 7 Universities participated.
Will be held in July 27th Saturday 2013 (Shrawan 12 2070) at 1 p.m.
Venue: JUAAN Office Kantipath
Registration and Submission of Name of Candidates, July 26 Friday 3- 5pm
Withdrawal of Names July 27 from 11 am - 12 noon
Election at 1 pm. Announcement of result at 3 pm, same Day
For further details, please contact at:
Prof. Sunil Adhikari. Election coordinator Phone 9841576358
Member: Ms. Nirmala Uprethi. Phone 9841403606
Asso Prof. Danda Pani Adhikari
Generar Members are requested to renew membership to participate in the election. Eligible voters will be pasted in JUAAN office two weeks before election.
Election form and voter list can be obtained In July-29,Saturday at the Benkyokai, Thapatali Trade Centre, (behind MarutiCar show room) at 3 .pm.
was held on April 6, 2013. H.E. Mr. Kunio Takahashi was the chief guest. Newly arrived Mr.Kiyohiko Hamada, First Secretary (Culture) Embassy of Japan was also present.
On this occasion prizes were distributed to the winners of the essay competition of Sakai Lions Club and Imanishi Memorial Fellowship Trust. Yearly essay competition is a regular event of JUAAN.
SAFJUA Annual Reunion (Tsudoi) and Japanese Language Speech competition was held in SriLanka in March 23, 2013.
Dr. Rameswar Pokharel, President JUAAN took part in the Tsudoi. Two participants from Nepal Bikram Lama stood first in the senior group and Sabina Maharjan stood second with junior group of SAFJUAA japanese language speech contest.