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Feb 6, 2018

52 Gorkha Teachers Learn Best Teaching Practices

Teachers during a training activity
Teachers during a training activity

A total of 52 teachers from 8 schools participated in PHASE Nepal Best Teaching Practices Training. During those training the teachers learned and practised the child centred and participatory strategies for better learning achievement and enhancement of critical thinking in children. These activities were designed based on the findings of the classroom baseline survey done before the training. A thorough observation of classes will also be done after the training to measure training achievement in teachers. After the observation 15 outstanding teachers will be developed as mentor teachers to conduct peer to peer support programme in the participant schools. 

The training was mainly focussed on the maximum engagement of children in the classroom to support critical thinking and different learning styles in children, unlike traditional lecture style classroom. The other focus of the training was to identify and utilize local materials in teaching especially in the limited resource areas like Kashigaun and Keraunja. In addition to the training, PHASE provided basic teaching materials and visuals for the classrooms of these participant schools.

" The sessions were interactive and practical enough to implement immediately in our classrooms. I especially liked the improvised mini whiteboards made from white papers inside the transparent plastic envelopes. I have used it for the first time and find it really useful for quick assessment and practice in my classroom."

- Prem Bahadur Gurung, Teacher, Manjushree Secondary School, Kashigaun.

Teachers during a training activity
Teachers during a training activity
Jan 3, 2018

Quality Health Services in the remote villages.

A PHASE Nurse attends mother after a twin delivery
A PHASE Nurse attends mother after a twin delivery

PHASE Nepal now has over a decade of experience of improving access and of quality primary health services in the remote villages through its continuous support to Government Health Posts with qualified and trained staff ; free medicine and a variety of health awareness programmes. "It is a 'model' project replicable for other I/NGO in Nepal", as evaluated by the Social Welfare Council of Nepal in 2016. 

In the last four months, over 30,000 patients including 17,604 women received primary healthcare services from PHASE Supported Health Posts in 22 remote villages in 6 Mountainous Districts of Nepal.

Our village-based dedicated health staff provide timely services to several sensitive cases from the PHASE supported clinics. A mother (aged 28) from Maila, Humla appreciated PHASE health services in the following words.

"As soon as my labour pains started my family took me to the Health Post. I met the PHASE sisters there. Following the suggestions I had got during their door to door awareness campaign, I visited health post the about five times during my pregnancy. The PHASE sisters conducted a safe delivery of my twin son and daughter. They said everything went well because I took good care of myself during my pregnancy as suggested by them. My son and daughter are both healthy. I really appreciate the service of PHASE Nepal in my village."

Professional help is particularly important during twin births, as complications for both babies and mother are much more frequent in these cases.

Nov 6, 2017

Recently Completed and Ongoing Reconstruction of Public Infrastructures in Earthquake hit Areas

Recently completed Healthpost building in Kerauja
Recently completed Healthpost building in Kerauja

Since the massive earthquake of 2015 in Nepal, PHASE Nepal has been working on immediate relief as well as long term recovery in some of the mostly affected areas. In this report, updates from some of the ongoing and recently completed reconstruction projects will be discussed.

  1. New Health Post buildings in Kashigaun and Keraunja (Gorkha)

PHASE Nepal has recently completed the reconstruction of two healthpost buildings, one each in Kashigaun and Keraunja of Gorkha. These new earthquake safe buildings were also equipped with all the necessary furniture and clinical materials before they were handed over to the community. In addition, PHASE has been placing additional medical staff in the villages who are providing day to day clinical services as well as community awareness events in both of the villages. Before the rebuilding, health services were being provided from temporary shelters.

"I really appreciate PHASE's efforts to bring back fully functional health services in the village."

says Lekha Rai, a government nurse in Keraunja.

These two villages lie in the northern terrain of Gorkha district with no access to motorable roads. It takes two days of walk from these villages to reach the nearest road and access the public transportation. After being completely destroyed in the earthquake, public infrastructure and individual houses are still in the process of rebuilding. The construction materials for rebuilding have to be transported to the respective locations by mules and local porters.

  1. Rebuilding 2 highschools and a healthpost and an outreach clinic in Hagam (Sindhupalchok)

As a part of our earthquake recovery project, PHASE Nepal is rebuilding two high schools, a healthpost and an outreach clinic in Hagam, Sindhupalchok. Hagam village was very severely affected by the earthquake. From its post-earthquake projects PHASE Nepal has already rebuilt and handed over 22 drinking water supply projects in the village.

PHASE Nepal had already been working in these areas for almost a decade with its integrated development projects improving health, education and livelihood opportunities of the locals before the earthquake. This presence has facilitated the timely completion of the reconstruction projects via remarkable public participation and support.

Recently completed Healthpost building-Kashigau
Recently completed Healthpost building-Kashigau
Glimpse of a settlement in Kashigaun village
Glimpse of a settlement in Kashigaun village
Glimpse of a settlement in Keraunja Village
Glimpse of a settlement in Keraunja Village
 
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