Satendra's Story

Satendra Jabegu grew up illiterate, but that is hard to believe today.

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Satendra is one of the most prominent journalists in his district of Ilam in Nepal. In 1998, he was hired as a librarian at the READ Community Library and Resource Center at Jana Kalyan, in Barbote, Ilam.

His work with the library finally gave him the opportunity to learn how to write.

Through his connection to the center, Satendra was able to gather information, do research about local issues in his community, and begin his career in journalism. Satendra is the former Chairperson of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, and Editor of three local newspapers.

When asked about how he accomplished his goals, Satendra says, "I don't think I’d have reached this stage if not for the library."

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