कक्षा (Kakshyā) is a volunteer-run, Nepali learning class offered every Sunday to Nepali language learners within the NAFA community. Starting in the 2009s, Kakshyā has played an important role in teaching, mainly children of NAFA community members, writing, reading, and understanding the Nepali language and culture.

Beyond the books, Kakshyā teachers also involve students in Nepali cultural activities and programs. From Holi celebration to poetry recitation in Sahitya Sanjh (Literary Night), both the teachers and the students of Kakshyā actively participate in NAFA's various events.

Kakshyā has four levels for Nepali language teaching and learning, which are named after the mountains in Nepal and separated by age groups and language levels:

  1. Makalu Group (Ages 5-7):

Young students in the Makalu Group learn to identify and write Devanagari consonants and numbers. Students also learn the names of different colors, flowers, and days of the week.

  1. Machhapuchhre Group (Ages 8 and above):

Students in the Machhapuchhre Group are slightly older than the students in the Makalu Group. They learn similar lessons as the Makalu Group.

  1. Kanchanjangha Group:

In Kanchanjangha Group, students learn vowels, symbols, and half letters. The goal is to prepare the students to read and understand simple Nepali stories.

  1. Sagarmatha Group:

Sagarmatha Group students learn Nepali language vocabulary, grammar, and progress on forming, reading, and writing sentences. The students in this group also practice speaking and understanding what they hear or read in Nepali.

Kakshyā serves as one of the most important programs within NAFA. By actively engaging Nepali language learners using different cultural elements, Kakshyā serves as a bridge that supports community ties, retains cultural heritage, and empowers students to draw inspiration from their cohorts.

Join us in supporting programs such as Kakshyā. Contact us if you would like to learn more.