Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
Bikalpa Gyan Kendra
This description of Stella Tamang's work was prepared when Stella Tamang was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Stella Tamang is revolutionizing education for rural Nepalese women. She is improving antiquated curricula by adding hands-on skills training programs and income generation activities that give parents an incentive to keep their girls in school. In doing so, she is giving girls a practical alternative to urban sweatshops.
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