Empathy Workshop: Social Skills
Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

Empathy Workshop: Social Skills

What is empathy and why is it important? Learn to see the world from a different perspective. This workshop will encourage you to develop necessary social and personal skills for business and life success.

Advance registration required. Email or message to confirm your participation.

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Free IELTS class
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Free IELTS class

We're offering a free IELTS class to the community. Learn about the test and our top four skills for the speaking section of the exam. Our experienced instructor will answer your questions and ease anxieties about this English language assessment. All are welcome to attend.

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Shadow Learning Series: Rasilo
Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

Shadow Learning Series: Rasilo

Shadowing is a practical learning experience that brings first-hand experience to those interested in career and leadership development. Our Shadow Learning Series visits businesses and entrepreneurs in and around Pokhara valley to uncover aspects related to industry, organization, and entrepreneurship in Nepal.

These unique learning experiences are designed to help participants better understand job particulars, get a sense of what’s available in Nepal, build confidence, and understand what it takes to succeed. Many organizations use shadowing to develop leaders and complement classroom learning.

This Shadow Learning Experience will take participants to Rasilo, a food production factory in Hemja. Participants will learn about food safety and equipment, mass market, and designing products with consumers in mind.

Advance registration mandatory. Space is limited. Follow our Shadow Learning Series for more experiences.

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Shadow Learning Series: GATE Vocational FAB School
Sep
6
11:00 AM11:00

Shadow Learning Series: GATE Vocational FAB School

Shadowing is a practical learning experience that brings first-hand experience to those interested in career and leadership development. Our Shadow Learning Series visits businesses and entrepreneurs in and around Pokhara valley to uncover aspects related to industry, organization, and entrepreneurship in Nepal.

This unique learning experience is designed to help participants better understand job particulars, get a sense of what’s available in Nepal, build confidence, and understand what it takes to succeed. Many organizations use shadowing to develop leaders and complement classroom learning.

This Shadow Learning Experience will take participants to GATE Vocational FAB school, a local academy focused on tourism and hospitality. Participants will learn about GATE’s diploma program, career trends in the hotelier industry, and the professional and academic opportunities involved in restaurant and service.

Advance registration suggested. Space is limited. Follow our Shadow Learning Series for more experiences.

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Egg Drop Competition
Aug
9
11:15 AM11:15

Egg Drop Competition

Back by popular demand! Our third annual Egg Drop Competition invites participants to build structures in a fierce battle of the fittest. Can you throw an egg off Learning House's roof...without cracking the shell?

Think carefully about your invention to create something that can absorb impact. Permitted materials will be provided.

This event is open and free to attend. Register in teams of three or as an individual.

See photos from past competitions here.

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Public Speaking for Action: A Workshop
Jul
19
2:00 PM14:00

Public Speaking for Action: A Workshop

This interactive program will result in your own two-minute talk. Participants will develop a speech focused on an action they hope to see or inspire. Your topic could focus on finding money for a business idea, convincing an organization to change a policy, or helping a friend quit smoking.

Theory, peer feedback, and workshop included. Advance registration required.

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Summer Service Leadership Program 2019
Jul
15
to Aug 2

Summer Service Leadership Program 2019

Everyone can lead.

Service leadership is a leadership approach in which the primary goal is to serve and help others.

Our Summer Service Leadership Program will encourage members of our community to develop these skills. Through collaboration and personal development, participants will learn how communication and generosity can solve real world problems. By participating, selected leaders will better understand their unique skills and build empathy while giving back to a local school.

Click below for more info.

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Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

From Nepal to America: A 4-month exchange

Ms. Jyoti Karki will share her experiences of her four-month exchange program in Salt Lake City, Utah. She will talk about some of her expectations and worries before departing Nepal and the lessons she learned as an international student living on an American campus.

All are welcome to attend. Please register in advance by emailing or sending a message.

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Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

Career Counseling

How do I choose a career? Is my subject the "right" one? Should I go abroad or study in Nepal? These questions are difficult, but Master Social Worker Michelle Welsch (U.S.A.) will walk you through tips and considerations for your professional and academic career. Advance registration required.

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Jun
14
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to First Aid

Join Mr. Johannes Achtzehn, final year medical student from Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Germany), for an introductory course on First Aid.

This two-hour course will review:

  • Contents of a basic first aid kit

  • Steps to take when responding to an emergency or accident

  • How to administer basic first aid until trained medical staff arrive

The format of this course will be a combination of theory and practice. Role play will enhance the learning experience.

Advance registration required. Register in person at Learning House.

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Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

Decision Tree Workshop

What is a Decision Tree and how can it help you make decisions? We will review the basics of Decision Trees, key terms, and common structure so you can learn how to use this tool for school, business, and life. Advanced registration required.

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May
24
10:30 AM10:30

Field trip: Coffee Farm

Visit a coffee farm to learn more about the agricultural aspect of coffee production. The best coffee starts with ripe berries, the right cultivation techniques, and smart managerial decisions of farmers. You'll learn more about the process through this firsthand experience.

Details:
10:30AM - Meet at Learning House for networking and introduction
11AM - Depart Learning House
11:30AM - Local farm tour
1PM - Return to Learning House for debrief and discussion

We hope this tour will inspire you. Priority registration will be given to students who have completed our Barista Training Program. Though this field trip is limited, a waitlist will be established. Register in person at Learning House.

Wear comfortable clothing. No open-toed shoes, please.

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May
17
12:15 PM12:15

Business Writing

In what ways do business and academic writing differ? Why is business writing important?

Avoid common mistakes and learn tips to make sure your emails and proposals are professional, easy to understand, and effective. Advance registration required.

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May
10
2:00 PM14:00

Dream Board Workshop

Back by popular demand. Dream boards or vision boards can help you get clear about goals and what you want to accomplish. In this workshop, you will make a collage of pictures and words to inspire and motivate you to work hard. Your finished piece can serve as a powerful reminder of the control you have over your own life choices.

Email learninghousenepal@gmail.com to register.

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May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Art Club: Op Art

Op art, short for optical art, is an art style that uses optical illusion. This art form began in the 1960s when artists wanted to create movement on two-dimensional surfaces. Usually these pieces are abstract and contain hidden images and patterns. In this Art Club, you'll make your own Op Art drawing. All are welcome. Advance registration encouraged.

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May
1
3:00 PM15:00

Movie Screening + Discussion: Sing Street

Movies are a great way to build English language skills! Join us for a special screening of Sing Street, a film that musical lovers will surely enjoy. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Tom, our special American visitor (who has plenty of experience of all things Irish). All are welcome to attend. Free.

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Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Letters of Recommendation: Workshop

How do you ask a teacher or mentor for a recommendation letter? What should it say? In this workshop, we will review the fundamentals of this necessary academic and career skill. Templates will also be provided for those seeking university admission. Please register in advance by emailing, sending a message, or visiting our office.

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Apr
15
4:00 PM16:00

Learning House Scholar Program: A Scholarship Opportunity

Skills in the arts go beyond the visual; creativity and the ability to "see" is relevant in problem solving, leadership, and social change. We believe arts degrees are important, and we want to recognize and encourage these efforts.

If you are entering or enrolled in a B.F.A, B.A., M.F.A, or M.A. program, you are welcome to apply. Prizes will be awarded to the student(s) who communicate direction that is both insightful and inspired. 50,000NPR total awarded, prize amount paid directly to the winner(s).

To enter, submit an essay describing the role arts have played in your life and the goals you hope to achieve. Essays must be in English and no more than 700 words.

Required application materials:

  • Your essay

  • CV or resume

  • One letter of recommendation

  • Photocopy of Nepali citizenship card or passport

  • Academic transcripts

  • Proof of enrollment in degree program

  • Optional: Sample work or artist portfolio

  • Application fee: 1000NPR per applicant

Deliver your application packet to our office in Pokhara, Nepal.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 15, 2019.

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Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

Careers with a purpose: A discussion on NGOs in Nepal

Join Development Officer Helen McLaren and Anjana KC, the General Secretary of Independent Living Center Pokhara, for an important discussion on NGO work and responsibilities, disability issues in Nepal, and goals for the future.

Independent Living Centre (CIL)-Pokhara (formerly Independent Living Society ILS-Nepal) was established in 2009 for the empowerment and social inclusion of people with disabilities in Pokhara, Nepal. To learn more visit http://cilpokhara.org.np.

All are welcome to attend.

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Mar
29
to Apr 12

Book Club: FREE CHOICE

We’re organizing this Book Club a bit differently. You will be reading a book of YOUR CHOICE and summarize your readings and thoughts each week for our group. We will look for common themes and motifs that our chosen books share. Commit to reading with friends!

  • March 29 - Introduction

  • April 5 - Discussion: First half of book

  • April 12 - Discussion: Second half of book

Books available for loan. Weekly discussions will be conducted in English. Must register in advance.

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