Concerned about rising levels of device addiction and cyber-crime, Kedar Kilanbu reached out to the DQ Institute in 2017 to initiate the spread of #DQEveryChild in Nepal. In September 2017, with support from APEX ICT Institute, a technology training, development and innovation company, Kedar conducted two-day DQ teacher workshops across four schools in Nepal. Over the course of these workshops, 60 teachers were introduced to the DQ World programme, its learning objectives, and encouraged to use the platform in their classrooms.
To better understand Nepali children’s digital use habits, Kedar and APEX ICT Institute offered schools the opportunity to take part in the 2017 DQ Study. They worked together to reach private and community schools, printing out the study for smoother implementation in areas with low connectivity. Through their hard work, they were able to reach close to 1,000 students – out of which 264 8-12 year old students were included in this study.