BBC NEWS | Education | Pupils conquer fear of computers
Kamal Prasad Sharma, aged 12, a student at Saraswati Secondary School in a small village not far from Kathmandu, was afraid when he saw a computer for the first time.
He didn't dare enter the room, thinking the computer would harm him.
"I was really scared when I saw the computer," he says.
"I didn't go near it. I was worried it might explode and kill me.
"It was only when the teacher called me saying it was harmless that I went into the room, but I still hesitated."
Things have changed now, he adds.