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Adult Education: The Santi School Project

  • Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • Time: 7:00pm8:00pm
  • Location: Zoom Online Meeting

CPC has been a strong supporter of The Santi School Project in Nepal since 2007. Founder Chris Heun will address the Adult Ed program on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. to discuss the charity’s latest work, including publishing its first three original children’s books in Nepali. Many of us know Santi School as a single school, but in fact over the years it has grown to repair schools, train hundreds of teachers, and spread the philosophy of reading aloud to children.


For several years, Santi School and its partner organization in Nepal have run teacher training programs that focus on the value of children’s literature as a literacy teaching tool. But there is a lack of quality children’s books in Nepal; there simply were not enough titles to distribute.

The three books Santi School has published are culturally relevant and appropriate, depict rural settings and characters, and include expressions and details that reflect life in the countryside. All of the books are written, illustrated and published locally by Nepali authors and artists.

Vibrant illustrations bring to life the stories that teachers created during training workshops. These books will captivate young readers during both classroom read-aloud sessions guided by teachers and in the free time students enjoy at the reading corners Santi School has provided to dozens of schools over the years.

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