Practical, experiential education is a value of our partner school, NBA, in Nepal. We were delighted to be present for the Social Studies lesson on “democratic government”. The students experienced their own election, simulating the national elections that were about to be held. Ballots were printed, party positions explained, students waited in line, were checked against the voter list, had their thumbs indelibly marked, and cast their votes. We were delighted to be there to see the students actually walk through these steps to better understand “democratic government”.

Casting her vote

Her thumb is marked.

Exercising his right and privilege in a democratic governmentCounting the ballots while voters wait to learn the will of the people.

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