Our Programs

Our programs use stories, art, and literature to develop a critical consciousness, challenge oppressive practices, effect change, and enable self-actualization.

U.S. Embassy’s Book Bus

The Book Bus is one of the nine American corners run by the American Library. It is sponsored by the American Embassy in Kathmandu and is operated by Satori Centre for the Arts. Since November 2013, the Book Bus has travelled over 20,000 kilometres in Nepal. It has visited over 1,233 schools, colleges, and community centers and directly worked with over 250,000 people.

Word Warriors: Spoken Word Poetry Group

We are a group of poets and educators leading the spoken word movement in Nepal. We write, perform, and facilitate spoken word poetry workshops, organize events, and implement programs around poetry, literature, and poetry-based education across the country.

Breaking the Bracket

Breaking the bracket is  an annual year-long feminist fiction writing program geared toward Nepali female and non-binary writers,Breaking the Bracket seeks to build communities of feminist writers and change the mainstream narrative

Histories from Home

At Satori, we are committed to creating platforms for the sharing of stories and the lived experiences of those who have traditionally been marginalized. Through the Histories from Home program we work with different communities to help them tell their own stories and share them with a wider community.

Women on Stage

Women on Stage is a spoken word poetry program designed for women over the age of thirty, exploring their inherent talent and prompting their expressive talent.

Media Literacy and Writing Workshop

In today’s world, what we know is dependent on us being able to separate misinformation and disinformation from reliable and credible sources. But, in the age of information - how do we do this? Our Media Literacy and Writing program is designed to help us become better at filtering information and creating content that is reliable. 

Experiential Learning Programs

A museum learning program where students learn ecological concepts relevant to their curriculum through games, activities and museum resources at the natural history museum in Kathmandu.

Rainbow City: Community Murals

Rainbow City is a thematic mural series that exchanges murals designed in one region with murals from another, encouraging cross community engagement.

Civil Rights and Liberties

Workshops, discussion, exhibitions and film screenings introducing the concept of inequality and the importance of civil rights and liberties to institutionalize democratic procedures, ensure the protection of human rights, and establish the rule of law to create stability, peace and prosperity.

Innovation in Education Fair

The Innovation in Education Fair (IEF) is an annual forum for educational professionals to discuss how to make our teaching and learning practices more engaging,  meaningful, and memorable for students and teachers. 

Nepal Reads

Nepal Reads is a program that allows participants to engage in discussions on books and ideas, preparing them for their role as citizens of a democratic constituency.

Professional Development for Teachers

Our Teacher Empowerment Program includes three teacher training programs that support teachers in implementing progressive teaching practices. These includes Literacy through Literature for primary school teachers, Everyday Science for science teachers, and Write to Think for secondary school teachers.

Folk Lok

Folk Lok is a community-based arts program focused on the revitalization of the Dāphā music tradition practiced by the Tahnani Dāphā Khalah, a traditional musical group in Kirtipur. It supports the documentation of Dāphā music, builds community linkages to Dāphā music, and is hoping to revive the Lal Hira Pyākhã, a musical theatrical performance based on a local folklore in Kirtipur.

STEAM Programs

A Book Bus program that fosters collaborative, entrepreneurial and a problem-solving culture among the Nepali youth through experiential engagement with scientific concepts and theories.