Founder and Teacher
Govinda was brought up in a poor rural farmer’s family who began attending school at age 8. After grade 10, Govinda moved to Kathmandu for higher studies with his brother where he found a job to support himself. He first taught in an English medium private school near Kathmandu then as a primary math teacher.
A friend from Bageshwori Village requested Govinda start an English medium school in the village where people were illiterate, poor and willing to help start a village school. Under difficult conditions in this remote rural area of Nepal, narrow muddy or dusty roads, no bus transportation, Govinda persevered and started Shantideep Adarsh Vidhyasadan (SAV School) with 13 children of the village in 1996. SAV School now has 10 classrooms from Nursery to grade 6.
As Govinda explains: "Running a school in a rural area is a very challenging job but teaching is fun. Fun because every student is curious to learn English and seek new things from their teacher, trying their best. They are so obedient, curious, creative and hardworking. The challenge is limited resources. They don’t have enough learning materials like notepads, pens, crayons, other reading materials and even furniture. The school cannot provide food for students. Some children go to school all day only drinking water. Parents who are able, send some food for school time but some do not."
Govinda discovered My eCoach in 2010 and posted his first project, SAV School, Nepal. He also created SAV School, Nepal, Blog, posting photos and comments on the activities at his school.
If you wish to learn more and even offer assistance you may contact Govinda through his My eCoach projects or at email@example.com or check out Open World (www.openworldcause.com) to learn more about their school they are building.
My eCoach founder, Barbara Bray, has been so inspired by Govinda’s work with children in rural Nepal that she donated money to Open World to pay for a year’s Internet connectivity. Govinda connects his classes to classes around the world.