Introduction

QUEST-Nepal,  an acronym of Quality Circles in Education for Students’ Personality Development - Nepal, is a non-profit, non governmental organization established and formally registered in Nepal by like minded educationists who believes in developing Total Quality People by implementing Students’ Quality Circle as co-curricular activity in educational institutions.

Total Quality People (TQP) are those who exhibit personality traits and characters of leadership like effective communications, emotional stability, compassion, team spirit, problem solving, positive temperament, commitment, honesty and desire to excel. Students’ Quality Circle is one educational empowerment program that has tremendous potential and scope to shape the attitudes, habits and personality of students and make them the light of the world.

Students’ Quality Circle (SQC) is one such innovative idea. If our institute can implement SQC as co- curricular activity for our students they will develop pro- social personality together with whatever academic knowledge they gain. Our students will be smart as well as good human beings, to whom we like to call as Total Quality Persons.

Quality People are not a matter of chance, but a constant and conscious effort is required to groom them. We educationists and our academic institutions involved in this noble cause of making the character of students have now to reorient ourselves to the changing needs by adopting to innovative ideas

Strategy and Programs

Structuring QUEST-Nepal as a not-for-profit, non governmental educational development organization at a national level through developing institutional and individual memberships;

Organizing international Conventions on students’ Quality Circle in Nepal and also sending participants representing Nepal in International Conventions organized outside Nepal, as and when asked by the World Council for Total Quality and Excellence in Education;

Conducting Awareness programs, seminars, workshops and training to parents, principals, teachers and students on Students’ Quality Circles;

Creating, collecting disseminating various resources like book, periodicals, news letter and audio –visuals necessary for the promotion of Students’ Quality Circle.

Milestone

1999 December

First Students’ Quality Circle was formed with seven students of the Himalaya Vidya Mandir, Sifal Kathmandu. The Circle participated in the second International Convention on Students Quality Control Circle held in Lucknow, India.

1999 till date

Each year Students Quality Circle are Participating in international Conventions held at different parts of the world, India, Mauritius, USA, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.

2001 August

Nepal from the students’ Quality circle was established informally in Dharan Eastern Nepal at Bijaypur High School which is merged with this national level organization QUEST Nepal 2006

2005 till date

First national convention on Students’ Quality Circle was held at St. Xavier School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur Nepal. Second National Convention was held at DAV Sushil Kedia Viswabharati School, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur. Third National Convention is going to be held at Little Angels’ School, Hattiban Lalitpur.

2006 August

Book entitled “guide book on Students’ Quality Circles: An Approach to Prepare Total Quality People” was published by Network for Quality Productivity and Competitiveness, Nepal for QUEST-Nepal.

Annual Membership fee

Institutional Membership Rs 2000 per institution

Individual Membership Rs 1000 per person