Miss.Dipika Shrestha has bagged Asia's Young Women Entrepreneur Award of the year 2020-21 conferred by Asia Awards proudly presented by RULA Awards.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, ? The children are now working as if I did not exist.?
Ms Dipika Shrestha knows that successful children become successful adults. She believes that each child embodies a unique and delightful spirit. She aspires to see children grow into adults who are independent, responsible, and compassionate pioneers.
Ms Shrestha, founder and trainer of Trillium Montessori, has always been passionate about education. She is good at what she does, and not just because she exudes persistence. She is an accomplished academic herself as she holds several degrees including an Early Childhood Education and Development credential, a Bachelor's degree in English and a graduate diploma in Montessori Based Education.
Starting in 2015, it was around this time Ms Shrestha started working as a trainer for teachers after the completion of her diploma. Throughout this time, she worked to write quality curriculum, train other teachers, open her classroom to interested educators. She even went to Sikkim in India and many areas of Nepal, places like Pokhara and Parbat to train the teachers on Montessori based education.
Trillium Montessori Kinderworld was started in 2016 with the aim to ?create an environment for the children to learn freely in their own styles?. Ms Shrestha solely believes that a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step. She started the Montessori with two kids and still continued working as a trainer for Montessori teachers. She is giving her best to encourage children to learn at their own individual pace. The goal of the institution isn?t more making money rather providing service to the community.
This is her 4th year at Trillium School, teaching and training teachers. So far, teaching children has been a consistent joy for her, and giving back to the community has always been one of her primary goals.
Ms. Shrestha believes Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life. The institute emphasizes an open approach and children are allowed to be creative and express themselves in all aspects of their education, such as physical, mental, linguistic,emotional, social and even spiritual. Teachers observe and supervise the children, which helps them to define their learning progress here. In a nutshell, the Montessori method encourages children to learn at their own individual pace without teacher interference.
At this institute, teaching-learning methodology and student-centric education system is all about helping encourage children to learn at their own individual pace without teacher interference. It is well facilitated with different and modern facilities than the any other Montessori around the city. It offers lab based education where children learn freely; they choose their own activities and materials. A positive and compatible environment is requisite for children to encourage and motivate each one of them to reach their fullest potential with diversity in activities. It provides children friendly environment to all kids and inspire every children a love of learning.
More than her role as the founder and trainer of Trillium Montessori, Ms. Shrestha is also an influencing person who believes in inspiring people by her dedication towards her work. She has also been awarded as Asia?s No. 1 Brand and Leadership Excellence Award 2020/21. With her works and words, she never fails to inspire people around her.
Ms Shrestha has always been an independent woman. She does not easily give up in a difficult situation. Moreover, she will face problems with courage. And also, she wants to work hard to achieve the goal. She even financed her own education and training. She quotes success is the result of hard-work, dreams and dedication. She opts giving her best in everything she does.
Open to challenges, conversations and an exchange of ideas from her team and colleagues, she aspires not to be a teacher but a second parent to the children in her Montessori. She initiated this journey to have an experience in overall cognitive development of children and be resourceful. Her long term goal is to work for the development of childrens? skills through exploration and manipulation of specifically designed materials. She wants to use her untiring commitment and
drive to bring more dignity and autonomy to the working women. With her gentle but effective leadership, she has been able to survive her institution to this at present date.
Ms Shrestha maintains positive, collaborative relationships with staff, students, families, and the surrounding school community contributing to the success of her students. She ensures that each student at her institute receives the highest quality Montessori education.The road to all these years was always not at all easy for Ms Shrestha. There was struggle in her life too while setting up her own institute. There were many challenges and obstacles she had to face. Despite all those challenges and obstacles, she never chooses to give up. Rather she emphasizes in learning everyday from the experiences and act accordingly.
I must say that I am humbled, honored, and at the same time excited to be in your midst to receive the award of Asia?s Young Women Entrepreneur Award 2020/21 . I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work.
On my way here, I have faced several challenges but each one of them has only strengthened me to make me the person I am today; a professional who knows exactly what she wants; someone who sets her eyes on a goal and does not lose sight of it, unless it is achieved. Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my parents and my colleagues, for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better at each stage.
I sincerely thank everyone for helping me reach a stage where I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement. I also promise to only get better at my work so that you can see me here for more such awards.