It is with deep felt sadness that we inform all our friends the passing away of Christine Stone on 17 March in a care home in Scotland. She had just celebrated her 77th birthday. On her departure, we remember her significant impact on education in Nepal.
Christine joined UMN in January 1982, sent by Church of Scotland to serve as a teacher in rural Gorkha district (Makaisingh and Namjung). From 1986, she taught at Gandaki Boarding School (GBS) for several years. In 1988 she spent a term at the newly established Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC).
She then moved into Nepali teacher training, writing textbooks and curriculum development, based for some time with UMN's Education department, and then independently, with an office in the KISC building.
Christine was also awarded an OBE by the British government in the late 1990's for services to education in Nepal. She has influenced generations of students and teachers with her fun and effective approach to teaching and learning. UMN family will always remember her years of dedicated service and valuable contribution.
Source: United Mission to Nepal (UMN)