out of school learning
Learning doesn’t always mean attending lectures, taking notes on what the professor says and passing the exam. Sub-consciously we are learning way more than we think we do from the surrounding around us.
How do you suppose you learnt such etiquette or ideas you have in your mind right now? Did you attend any formal classes on “Social Etiquette” or on what ideas to develop? Certainly not! You learnt it all sub-consciously while interacting in the environment (stating the obvious, duh!).
Creating a humane idea from a cruel environment
We sometimes see someone doing something bad and think about how it’s not a nice thing to do, I mean we usually just keep it to ourselves or sometimes talk about it to someone else instead of initiating a step to stop it. Unlike most of us, Mr. Pramod Rai took a step forward to bring some changes in the society. It is ironic howpeople talk about animals having feelings and about how we shouldn’t hurt a single creature but happily and cruelly slaughtering animals in the name of God. Mr. Rai, wanting to bring some changes in the cruelty, introduced an electric stunner as a humane means to animal slaughter. After completing his bachelor’s degree in India, he came back to Nepal and started working for small institutions in Itahari. Being a creative person, Mr. Rai wanted to do something good and started thinking out of the box. While working at Itahari he met a person who helped him with the idea of introducing the electric stunner, which are produced and used only in Italy and Germany, in Nepal and he came to Kathmandu with this dream. On Baishak 10, 2069 the Company
Act of Nepal gave him the license to establish his own organization. After two months of struggle he finallyfound an office building at Koteshor and RITECT Private Limited (Rising Institute of Technical Engineering Consultancy and Trade) has been in operation ever since. He believes in inventing things in the native land instead of spending money in something created in a foreign country. The machine which when imported from Italy and Germany costs around Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 150,000 but RITECT has been able to produce the same product in the market for Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 70,000. The company has been able to sell only two or three machines a year as the product hasn’t been able to reach out in the market. “The electric stunner as a humane means to animal slaughter will come into use only if the government implements a law to stop cruel animal slaughter” says Mr. Rai. Just like every other organization, he runs the company with a huge vision and mission of expanding it throughout the nation by generating awareness among people about the need to stop cruel slaughtering. Experiencing the practice of cruel animal slaughter in the society and with various researches and regular practice, Mr. Rai has been able to introduce something so humane in the society which is yet to be understood by many people in the society.
Learning, creating ideas, bringing them ideas into the real world
The main goal of learning from the environment is for the learner to internalize a model of the environment and use it to achieve the goal; the model need not be perfect but has to be good enough to solve the problem. Observing and learning various things from the surrounding is human nature. Successful business ideas aren’t generated while listening to the professor’s lecture inside the classroom. Yes, it does giveus knowledge about the real marketplace and the ways to sustain in it but no, it doesn’t help in creating ideas. Take a look around you, seeif there are any solutions to the problems you see around yourself, analyze these things, create ethical ideas, take advantage of the resources not utilized by anyone else and hopefully you’ll become passionate about it and start something worth to be proud of in the future just like Mr. Rai.
People tend to want to be different and do something different, they want to be successful. But Nepali stereotypes complain about how Nepal doesn’t have much job opportunities which drives them towards investing their knowledge in the foreign land. So come to think of it, why take up an opportunity already created when you can create your own?
Note: We do not intend to encourage animal slaughtering.