Sept 22: Youth Friendly Centre (YFC), a program implemented by CARITAS Nepal, has managed to have online degree from Canada-based Respect University
YFC has managed a room with six internet connected computers in Damak, Jhapa.
Refugees who have completed Higher Secondary education can join online degree on various subjects on their choice. It is said that regular classes will begin from this month where students can select any of the 2-3 year degree and 3-6 months diploma courses.
The courses offered are Basic Accounting, Basic Mathematics, Democracy, Women Empowerment, Persuasive Writing, Journalism, ESL, Media/Mass Communication, International Human Rights Law, Human Rights, Job Interviewing and CV writing, Large and Small Scale Industry Management, Project Management (Development), among others.
Students will receive every matter online and by post.
Father Peter Jong Lepcha, Program Coordinator for YFC informed BNS that home works for starting the class has completed.
Respect University will also issue merit certificates upon completion of the course. The University encourages refugees, internally displaced, war victims and armed conflict victim students who have left their studies in Higher Secondary level to join degree level.
CARITAS Nepal has been providing education for Bhutanese refugees since 1992. It operates pre-primary to secondary level school within Camps and supports partially to the Higher Secondary level students for their studies.
Besides Academic Programs, CARITAS Nepal implements disability programs for physically and mentally disabled persons, Child Play Centre, Spoken English Class, vocational trainings, among others.
By Dadi Ram Antim/BNS