On 21st and 22nd November, Chris Dickinson, Chairman, attended the last two days of a 5 day teacher training course in Kathmandu, delivered by the Nepali staff of Nepal Schools Aid, a small British charity with which we were collaborating. They provide quality training courses for Nepal teachers, delivered by high calibre Nepali tutors. I can report that the course was very enjoyable and useful.
With Ladip-ma, an intern with Nepal Schools Aid, and her purple shawl, given by us as a thank you to each of the staff.
Nepal Schools Aid offered free places to 2 teachers from each of our 16 primary schools if we could fund their accommodation and transport from Nawalparasi.
The course was a Foundation in child centred learning and was taken up by all of our schools. Some extra teachers attended a final course when spaces became available, making about 44 staff in total from our villages.
Tutors leading the course
Examplar lesson, with delegates participating and some observing followed by group working
Delegates appeared to enjoy the participation in lessons…and the fine tea breaks at the Greenwich Village Hotel in Patan where the courses were hosted.
Some of the work on Values from early in the course
Teachers delivering their own lessons to each other under critique.
The full course participants and tutors.
I would like to put our thanks to Nepal Schools Aid and Brian Metters on record and also to thank Babita, Sangita and Ladip-ma in particular for their excellent courses. Nepal Schools Trust has an evaluation process in place that should unfold over coming months and we hope to collaborate further with Nepal Schools Aid in the future.