Sabda Mala is a Nepali reading and writing program designed to teach children between the ages of 8 and 13. It is most useful for children being raised outside of the home culture of Nepal. Sabda Mala makes learning Nepali easy for children growing up in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia or any other non-Nepali speaking culture. Sabda Mala is also useful for any non-native Nepalis who are seeking to read and write the Devnagari script. Learn more on how Sabda Mala can help your kids learn Nepali in no time at all!

Why Learn Nepali

Simply being able to speak Nepali is not enough. So much of our history and culture is transmitted through the written language. Imagine your kids reading poetry by Laxmi Prasad Devkota or reading the lyrics to Narayan Gopal songs. It’s hard to explain the value of this simply by talking to them about these poets and singers. Enjoying these things first hand because of the ability to read is giving them the opportunity to fall in love with their heritage.

Immeasurable Value

Being able to read and write a different language has tremendous value. The value is amplified when your own children, growing up in a a different culture, learn to read and write your own language. That is priceless. Your children may not appreciate it today, but later in life they will appreciate the investment you made in them learning to read and write Nepali.

Why is teaching our kids to read and write in Nepali important?

  • Imagine your 10-year-old son writing a letter to his grandparents in Nepal.
  • Think of your 12-year-old daughter writing a poem in her mother tongue Nepali.
  • Imagine also your son or daughter reading poems, letters and essays from Nepal.
  • See your child visiting Nepal with a new confidence because he is able to read signs, menus, magazines and candy-wrappers!
  • Imagine your children when they are grown. Visualize them with a deep connection to Nepal because they thoroughly understand the Nepali culture and the language.
  • How about our children reading history books written by great Nepali authors? Or simply being able to read news in Nepali online? The list of reasons to teach your kids to read and write in Nepali goes on and on.

Accomplishing all of these goals would certainly be very satisfying indeed – to know that our Nepali culture and heritage have been completely passed on to the next generation.

Simply being able to speak Nepali is not enough. So much of our history and culture is transmitted through the written language. Imagine your kids reading poetry by Laxmi Prasad Devkota or reading the lyrics to Narayan Gopal songs. It’s hard to explain the value of this simply by talking to them about these poets and singers. Enjoying these things first hand because of the ability to read is giving them the opportunity to fall in love with their heritage.