Advocacy & Networking
We recognize that we do not work in isolation. Just as we encourage collective action in our project activities, we know that our work is more powerful when we work with other NGOs, international NGOs, and government agencies. We share our experiences with other people and organizations through reports, advocacy materials, conversations, and participation in conferences and workshops. By sharing experiences with people working in other parts of Nepal or other countries, we can help other organizations while getting ideas and learning about other programs working in similar areas.
As a well-established organization in Nepal, we help bring other organizations together and educate others about multilingual education. We were one of the primary organizers of a 2008 Year of Languages workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, that included representatives from many organizations working on language issues in the country. Our activities complement the government’s efforts to improve education and livelihoods, so we are regularly in touch with government officials about our work and seek ways to more effectively collaborate on our projects. We work with scholars at Tribhuvan University to stay connected with current research on language and education. When possible, we seek to build our own capacity and network with the international community at workshops in other countries.
We have provided multilingual education training to several organizations, including: Save the Children (Japan, Norway, and USA); United Mission to Nepal; Life Resource Development Centre; Society for Environment Education Development; Himalayan Indigenous Society; and Eastern Tamang Language Team.