Ramila, can you introduce yourself?
I was born and raised in Nepal. Nepal is a beautiful country with the world’s highest peak in its land. We have various people groups and we are rich in culture and natural beauty but we are still behind in the human development index, marking 143 out of 192 countries (UNDP report, 2022). Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. And I believe this cycle of poverty can be broken through integrated means such as proper education, good health, and a growing economy.
Why did you want to work with Woord en Daad/INCE?
I completed my Ph.D on Education Leadership. Thus I was prayerfully looking forward to making a contribution to the education sector. I saw a job advert and applied, despite knowing nothing about Woord en Daad. The more I learn about the organization, the more I find that it aligns with my desire to contribute to society in making lasting change through quality education.
What is your dream for INTENT Nepal?
With Woord en Daad/INCE, I envision a society where education for teachers is transformed and multiple stakeholders work together to have better teaching-learning experiences for all parties: the teachers, students, schools, colleges, and universities, so that these project beneficiaries can act as change-makers in breaking the cycle of poverty and building our nation. I agree with Nelson Mandela who said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’