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GLOBE Reaches Great Heights in Nepal

More than 80 teachers, scientists and educators from eight Asia-Pacific countries came together at the GLOBE International Teacher Training Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal to learn how to teach students program protocols and how the earth works as a system.

Participants from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, New Zealand and South Korea joined Chuman Singh Basnyat, the Chairman of the GLOBE Implementation Committee in Nepal, Dilendra Prasad Badu, Ministry of Education and Sports, Narayan Prasad Sharma, Principal of Budhanilkantha school and Larry Dinger, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, at the opening ceremonies to kick off the GLOBE teacher training workshop at Budhanilkantha school in Kathmandu.

"Under this program, students will be able to get information about the environment, not only in Nepal, but also that of other countries," said Chuman Singh Basnyat, the Chairman of the GLOBE Implementation Committee in Nepal. "This will provide students a greater opportunity to become aware of the environment, which will create a better global understanding."

Binod Shrestha, Deputy Director of ECCA and the Country Coordinator for Nepal said, "Education in Nepal is book-based type of education. The GLOBE Program is practical because young students can apply it hands-on, which enables them to learn quickly and grasp more knowledge. The GLOBE Program will help create a cleaner and safer Nepal. The students will also learn about other countries environment and try to better the global community," added Mr. Shrestha.

The workshop was hosted by Environmental Camps For Conservation Awareness (ECCA ), and supported by Mercantile and the United States-Asia Environmental Program (US-AEP).

12 January 2001