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Monthly Newsletter Sep 2018

2018.11.15

Thank you for all your ongoing supports.

For crowd funding purpose, in order to expand online classes through out the county our CEO, Rai visited Nepal.
Here’s a video of him talking to the kids during the morning assembly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP032r553ww

<English Translation>
You guys are all TARA for this village.
Do you know what TARA mean?
Put your hands up if you know the meaning!
It means STAR in the night sky.
You guys are the stars that will represent this village!

Recent reports in Khotang
Made cakes
Second graders made cakes.

In Nepal, there is no home economics classes but we have a bakery so we are able to have home economics class.

In the future, we are planning to have home economics classes for other grades too!

Classes for observe the vegetables.
As I wrote the last magazine, the vegetables are growing well.

In science classes, we observe and sketch the vegetables which the kids are growing by themselves.

We have adopted the learning not only in classes but going outside and learning using the five senses.

They seem to be really having fun and enjoying!

Introduce teacher No.5
His name is Devasur.He is really good at English. In YouMe School, he teaches math, computer, GK, and art. In his free time, he practices his guitar and his rapping skills.

1.Why are you working in YouMe School?
Kids are our countries future. They have the burden of improving the country. I just want to guide them to onto the right path.

2.What was your major in college?
I majored in education.

3.What are some good things about YouMe School?
First of all, I love the kids in YouMe School. We all get together and help each other.
Also, that we have a lot of supporters in Japan.

4. What do you plan to do in order to further develop and improve YouMe School?
I am going to help in every way possible for the betterment of YouMe School.

5.What is YouMe School for you?
Its my career.

6.Can you say a few words to our YouMe supporters in Japan!
First, I really appreciate all the support from Japan.
Thank you so much. Love and support that you give us, is appreciated not only by
us, YouMe School but from Nepal as whole.
I would like you to support us for as much as possible for the kids so they can make this country better in the near future.

Reports from Mr Akita.
Namaste! I am Akita and currently working in YouMe School as a volunteer.
In Khotang, summer is almost over and the weather has been getting a bit cooler.
In school, the second term is almost done and they are focused on studying for their exams.
I hope they will do well.


Recent things happening in Khotang.
Beginning of September, we put up a small collection of books in the third, fourth and fifth graders class.
Before, the only place for them to read books was the library and they only
have 30 minutes break for lunch time.
However, the kids were more eager to go out and play with their friends, that was little troubling to me.

Suddenly, it struck to me that growing up in Japan.
we had a small collection of books in the classroom, where we were allowed to take the books to home and read in a relaxed environment. So, I came up with the idea of doing the same here.


After setting up the books in the classroom, we started to lend the books, and by the end of the day we had all the books checked out.
The were so eager to read it that they would read it in a day and would come next day and check out new books.
They really love to read books and want to know a lot of things so I would like them to borrow more books.

In Nepal, mostly schools have no library or even if they do have one there aren’t many books, so it’s all new for them to borrow books.
Before we put the books in the classrooms, we told them to take proper care of the books and how they can borrow the books.

Let me explain how can students can borrow books.
<How to borrow books>
1.Take your library card from the pocket located in your classroom.
2. Write your name, the date you borrow and the date you need to return on the card.
3. Write the date you borrow, time, name of the book and your name in the record book located in your classroom.
4. After writing all the information they bring the card to me to have it checked and I keep the card.

<How to return the book>
1. When they return the books, they have to get it signed by me and return the book.
2. Return the book to the library or small the library in the classroom and put the card back in the pocket.
3.Write the date they return, time and name in the record book located in the classroom.

They can borrow the books though this process every time.
I know it is little tedious but it is really important to take care of the books so I am really strict in regards with this
.
I am in the charge of the record book, and the library card.
For example, who is renting this book, or is this book in the library or etc..

I am doing this right now but I cannot do this forever so in the future, I want the teachers to do it.
I want someone to take charge of this position.
Before I leave here, I will make a manual for this and teach the teachers so the kids can read the books for as long as possible.
After the second semester exams are over we have a month off and I plan to correct all the books and check everything.
After that, I’ll put the books in the library and before the school starts, I will put the books back in the classes.

Also middle of September, there was an event for childrens day and all the kids attended.

Students in kindergarten competed in race, collecting rare chocolate, balloon popping game.
First graders to fifth graders were divided in 4 houses (groups) and competed with correct tails game (kids put string on their back side of their pants and try to take it), race, how much they can collect water in buckets, and dodge ball.

They got really excited with the games and I could see their surprising sides.
Especially they go all crazy with dodgeball. They seemed to really enjoy. I taught them how to play it and It was really worth it.
I took a video of the playing it and put it on youtube so you guys could take a look.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4lCnlZjyt4

Thank you for reading my report.

Recent report of Morang
Cleaning
In Kothang, it has become a daily routine for the students to clean the school by themselves.
So in Morang, we tried to implement the same.

We are working on the cleaning actively so they can learn in practical and not only though textbooks.

We hope we can continue this process and hope it becomes a custom.

Report from Matsui.

Namaste!I am Matsui working as a volunteer in YouMe School.
I am in charge of foreign cultures and Japanese classes.
There is mostly nothing to know about another country without textbooks in here so I try to teach them about it and I hope they will be more interested about things outside of Nepal.

This time, I am going to talk about an event where everyone in this town participated.
Middle of last month, our CEO Rai visited and that he brought VR for the students to try.

With the VR we had the chance to experience swimming in an aquarium.
Here in Nepal, we have no ocean and the students have never seen the ocean.
So, when they tried the VR out they were so excited you could see their eyes sparkling
.
I am really happy that they are getting interested about things outside of Nepal and that they can dream about their future more.

The third day when Rai visited, we had a YouMe Festival in school.
That was a huge event because we had famous Nepalese singer who sang and a famous Japanese youtuber who performed a dance.
They prepared many kind of things for YouMe kids.
We have an article in the crowd funding page below but unfortunately it’s all Japanese.:(
https://readyfor.jp/projects/youmenepal/announcements/86176

Thank you for reading and your continuous support!