May 29, 2012
May 29, 2011
This is Shanta GC . I am from a midwestern district of Nepal. I would like to join with you. My place is in a remote village which is 4 km. away from the district headquarter. It was pretty conservative society during my childhood days. I was the only girl in the whole of the village who went to school. At that time, the number of boys who went to school was also very few. There was only one primary school (grade 1-3) in our VDC. After pimary school was over, we had to walk 4 hours per days to school and back home for further studies.
I remember that I had started going to school since I was 8 years old,. My parents encouraged me to go to school and to take my brother along with me. However, I didn’t like that. I liked to going to school alone. My brother was born when I was 4 years old. My mother was not able to care of my brothers because she was busy with housework. So, my childhood was a memorable and difficult period of my life. Now, I am here in capital city of the country as a result of my great struggle. I have got a Masters Degree in sociology.I have a keen interest to do research in the society especially in remote villages, where I spent my childhood. Nepal is a land locked county and therefore it gets many problems from time to time. The decade-long ‘people’s war’ launched by the then Communist Party of Nepal (CPN(M), virtually effected each and every corner of the country and has left profound social impact in Nepal whose effects shall be felt for many decades to come. Now, Nepal is post conflict transition pried. So I would love to do research on ex-combatant children of Nepal.I would like to particularly focus on women ex-combatants while conducting this research