This is a project of the
Rotary Club of Woodend
to which the Nepali Village Initiatives Association is lending its support
• Teacher training program developed by the Australian Himalayan Foundation and REED (Rural Education and Environment Development – a
Nepal Government endorsed NGO established in 1995)
• Initiated in the Everest region in 1998, with plans now extending to 2013-14, targeting 1,000 teachers in 300 schools to benefit 35,000 students
– and more who will follow them!
• Now being extended to Myagdi District, Annapurna region by the Nepali Village Initiatives Association and REED
• Our initial target: Baseline survey; orientation workshop for 400 parents; 10-day training course + 6-day follow-up refresher for 40 teachers from
7 schools, benefiting 600 students (commencing April 2011)
• Schools to benefit: Paudwar Secondary; Shikha Higher Secondary; Paudwar, Shikha, Gibung, Kindu and Sharada Primary Schools.
Why its needed:
• Primary teachers at Government schools in Nepal have typically received just 10 months theoretical training leading to lecture-style teaching
and rote learning
• The proposed training has a more practical focus, teaching Classroom management skills; Child behaviour management, Understanding child
psychology; Relationship building with the students and parents; Teaching material development and use; and so on
• Anyone who has observed classes in action in Nepal will have recognised the need for this type of training.
• Training will increase teacher job satisfaction, but its Nepali children who’ll be the real beneficiaries.
How to help: A gift of $250 will train one teacher! Click here to donate.