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1 Public Library Development in Nepal NRNA/Nepal Library Foundation Experience NRNA Regional Conference Kapil Dev Thapa, NLF, Nepal; NRNA, Charity Task Force May 2013, Philippines

2 BACKGROUND Nepal Library Foundation(NLF), Canada (2006) Nepal Library Foundation(NLF), Canada (2006) NRNA Adopts Public Libraries Project (2007) NRNA Adopts Public Libraries Project (2007) NLF Appointed to Implement Public Libraries Project NLF Appointed to Implement Public Libraries Project NLF,Nepal established 2012 NLF,Nepal established 2012

3 Nepal Library Foundation The Nepal Library Foundation is a registered Canadian charity

4 World Class Public Library (Interconnected with Rural/District Libraries) District/Rural Libraries District Rural Libraries District Rural Libraries District/Rural Libraries

5 What Do We Do? -Our Projects Upgrading Existing Community/School Libraries Upgrading Existing Community/School Libraries Resurrecting dormant Libraries Resurrecting dormant Libraries Support Content Development ( e- pustakalaya) Support Content Development ( e- pustakalaya) Training Librarians/Teachers in Computer usage Training Librarians/Teachers in Computer usage Advocacy Advocacy

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8 Ktm -10 Schools (POA Foundation) Rias Reading Room( Wanda/NLF) Beni/ Reema/Nagi/Tikot (NCC Russia/NLF) Phalebas Janakpur ( POA Foundation/NLF) Prakash (NLF) Tikapur (NLF/LWB) Dhawa (Prescot/NLF) SKVPL(NLF) Jomsom (NLF) Simara, Sharlahi(NLF) Ranapal, Morang (NCC Finland ) Simikot, Humla

9 PROGRESS TODATE DISTRICTS :20 DISTRICTS :20 LIBRARY BASICS( Books; Computers ): 31 LIBRARY BASICS( Books; Computers ): 31 Operational Support(L ibrarian training; e- Operational Support(L ibrarian training; e- library, OLPC, Book Clubs) :41 library, OLPC, Book Clubs) :41 E-pustakalaya E-pustakalaya (does not include other libraries where computers were (does not include other libraries where computers were provided/directly to Mahabir Pun ji) provided/directly to Mahabir Pun ji)

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11 Kapil Dev Thapa – (Member of NLF/NRNA task force ) S.N o. OrganizationAddressLibraryE-LibraryLibrary Management Training Wireless Tower E-library Content Devlop Project Budget StatusDonnerTot al 1.Araniko H.S School Dadhikot -6 Bhaktapur 0L 61,000 E 1,09, CompleteKapil Dev Thapa NRN Jpn 2 2.Biswamitra Ganesh S.School Lamatar-3, Lalitpur L E T ,00,000 CompletePuskar Jung Thapa And INCJ Japan 2 3.Karlim Lower S. School Bihun-9 Baglung 5,00,000CompleteKarlim Society Japan 1 4.The Pahar Trust Nepal Tanahun Duradada Tandrangk ot 5,00,000CompleteRajendra Jammerkat el NRN Japan 1 5.Satdobato Community Liberary Khoplang-9 Gorkha 5,00,000Under Constructi on Shree Bista NRN USA 2 6.Bhairabi Kali H.S. School Ramgha-6 Piple Lamjung 5,00,000Commitet ed Rajendra Jamerkatel NRN Japan 2 7.NLF KathmanduKathmandu60,00,000TargetNRNA Nepal Library Foundation Collaboration With Kapil Dev Thapa (Board Member of NLF)

12 Nepal Library Foundation Collaboration With Kapil Dev Thapa (Board Member of NLF) Cont. S.N o. Organizatio n AddressLibraryE-LibraryLibrary Manage ment Training Wireless Tower E- library Content Devlop Project Budget StatusDonnerTo tal 8.Ilam District Ilam18,00,00 0 Committ eed Nima Sherpa NRN Australia 3 9.Kathmandu 4,00,000Committ ed Sudersan Thapa Magar NRN Macao 1 10.Kathmandu 50,0,000Committ ed Dr. Badri K.C NRN Russia 1 11.Kathmandu 20,00,00 0 Committ ed Rebat Basnet and Chakra Thapa NRN Newzeland 4 12.Syanja 5,00,000Committ ed Devilal Bhandari NRN Japan 1 13.Chitwan 5,00,000Committ ed Om Gurung NRN Japan 1 14.Chitwan 5,00,000committ ed Lok Nath Wasti NRN Japan 1 15.ParbatKusma6,00,000Under Construc tion Mahesh Kumar Shrestha NRN Japan 1

13 Planned Work for 2013 Gorkha library and resource center Parbat community library, Kusma Shree Krishna Dharma Higher secondary school Dhairing Parbat Aarya Tara School Bhanjyang, Kathmandu Makawanpur Community Library and resource center

14 Planned Work for 2013(contd.) Kavre Community Library and resource Center Kavre Community Library and resource Center Monitor 10 libraries in Chitwan Monitor 10 libraries in Chitwan Train server installers Train server installers Monitor performance of existing libraries Monitor performance of existing libraries Launch $50 per year donor campaign Launch $50 per year donor campaign

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17 Reema, Myagdi

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20 Society for Kathmandu Public Library, one of the only public libraries in Kathmandu, our first partner

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23 Books cataloguing, Banepa

24 Coding Children’s Books, Banepa

25 Newspapers Management, Banepa

26 Shrikhandarpur, Banepa

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29 How Can you Help? Recognize that Nepal’s development is impossible without public’s open, unhindered access to learning materials and libraries are get way to knowledge and critical thinking; Recognize that Nepal’s development is impossible without public’s open, unhindered access to learning materials and libraries are get way to knowledge and critical thinking; Provide corporate support Provide corporate support

30 How Can you help? Support a Library in your school/community ($6 000) Help in content development; Be supporter ( $50 per year) Be a sponsor ( $1500 per year) Be a Library Champion (organize fund raising/join supporter campaign) Spread the word

31 Students of Sutherland School breaking fast after fasting for 24hours to raise funds for NLF; Sutherland School Students union has been supporting our effort for the last three years.

32 CONTACT Website: Website: General General Naresh Koirala: Naresh Koirala: , , Shard Babu Shrestha: Nepal Shard Babu Shrestha: Nepal Kapil Dev Thapa: Japan Kapil Dev Thapa:

33 Thank you for your support

34 QUESTIONS?


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