This is a project of the
Rotary Club of Woodend
to which the Nepali Village Initiatives Association is lending its support

Program outline:

•    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.

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