I am Sunita Waiba, a 17 year old female student studying in Shree Chilaune Secondary School, Pachpokhari, Thangpalkot rural municipality, Sindhupalchok district, Nepal. My best subject is science and I am interested in helping others. That is why my future aim is to be a good doctor.
During my school days, I took part in a lot of small creative activities. For instance, in 2016, I took part in a science exhibition that built up my confidence. Moreover, this particular exhibition helped me to go beyond my comfort zone. Another activity that enhanced my confidence was the five-day Child Reach Program. Besides learning football skills, the program made me aware that no matter how much people tease girls in a traditional Nepalese society, they should not stop playing for their physical and mental health.
When I was in grade 9, I along with other friends from the class kept a small shop to learn about business. It was hard for us to sell our products and talk with others, but our objective was to earn money, learn business strategy, and provide help as we could. I learnt that politeness is key when working with customers.
Teach For Nepal's Big Brothers and Big Sisters program was another big opportunity for me. I along with other students from my school sold sanitary napkins at a Teach For Nepal program, and met many other students from Teach For Nepal schools at the event with their models, dances, and songs. I made many friends and learnt the culture and the values of students from other parts of Nepal. Being in Teach For Nepal's BBBS program, I learnt to respect others' points of view, culture, and language.
Because the Student Leader Advisory Council (SLAC) is a group of students leaders, we can feel the real problems that exist in the society where we live, at school, and within ourselves as we are driven by our family responsibility and economic condition. Thus, the SLAC can assist Teach For All in making progress while being reflective and collaborating with each other. In addition, we can share our educational experiences and work to improve education in our countries.