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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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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Jun
14
3:15 PM15:15

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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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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Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Teams compete to collect digital photos from a pre-determined list. The team that captures the most scenarios wins the challenge.

RULES:
*Participants will be placed in teams of four (join as an individual or as a complete team).
*Three team members must be present in each picture unless specified.
*A list of items to be captured in photos will be provided to all teams.
*Each team will have until 3:00pm to collect as many pictures as possible.
*The first team to return to Learning House with the entire list complete OR the team who returns with the most collected items wins.

Please arrive on time to make the most out of the competition.

Advance registration required! Send a message or stop by Learning House before March 22.

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Mar
8
3:15 PM15:15

Careers with a purpose: Dr. Rajeeb Lalchan

After completing his MBBS in China and MD in the Philippines, Dr. Rajeeb Lalchan decided to return to Nepal to work alongside the World Health Organization (WHO). Learn more about his path to practicing medicine, his decisions to start his own health-focused business, and get advice on your own career journey.

All are welcome to attend this free discussion.

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Feb
1
1:00 PM13:00

Resume & CV Workshop

Learn how to skillfully write a resume to highlight your strengths and market your experiences so you can land that “dream job.” We will discuss different formats and which one you should choose based on your experiences and goals. Bring your current resume or CV for formatting and layout assistance.

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Jan
18
to Feb 8

2019 Leadership Development Camp: Sikles

Increase your leadership capabilities while giving back to your community. In this two-day overnight experience, you will contribute meaningfully to a Sikles school while participating in skills-building activities.

In preparation for on-site educational workshops, engage in leadership development discussion, team-building exercises, and planned classroom activities. English language practice and educational conversation will be facilitated with approximately eighty students in Grades 8-10.

Applications must be received by January 18. Selected participants will be notified by January 24 and attend a pre-departure orientation on January 25. All participants will receive certificates for their involvement at our post-camp debrief and celebration on February 8.

TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/2019LDC

1. Fill out the online application by January 18.

2. Participate in your interview.

3. Attend pre-departure orientation with at least one parent or guardian on January 25.

4. Depart February 2 and return to Pokhara February 3.

5. Celebrate at our debrief on February 8.

Contact Learning House with questions.

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Jan
17
to Jan 20

Book Club

We will be reading Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Join fellow bibliophiles for lively discussions. Coffee and books provided. Must email to register: learninghousenepal at gmail dot com.

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Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Feast: A dinner event to discuss equality

Back by popular demand! This time we're putting equality on the table to discuss what we can do locally and globally to promote a kinder, more welcoming world.

The Feast is a global dinner party. People around the world have held dinners like this to talk about meaningful topics. At this dinner, we will explore the question: "With increasing loneliness, how do we create more belonging?"

Humans are social; we learn and grow through connection. Relationships are thought to be a primary factor in a fulfilling life. Yet not everyone feels connected: Almost half of Americans and one quarter of Europeans say they feel lonely. 

We think this is a problem that can be solved. 

Join us for a dinner discussion on how we can create more belonging in our lives and for others.

NOTE: Seating is limited. Register in person at Learning House. 500npr to reserve your seat.

For more information visit www.feastongood.com, find Learning House on Facebook, or see photos from our last dinner event on climate change: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.596884590508605&type=1&l=d3e99fdff4.

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Dec
11
8:00 AM08:00

Coffee Club

An informal meetup for Pokhara's startup community. All are welcome.

Meeting format:
1) Introductions 
2) Job and event announcements 
3) Discussion on startups, product launches, trends, and current news

Registration not required. This will become an ongoing event for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and digital nomads in Pokhara, Nepal. Coffee Club will be held monthly at Learning House from 8:00am - 9:00am.

Input is welcome: learninghousenepal@gmail.com.

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