As you know, your generous support of ETC has made it possible for 30 schools in rural Nepal to receive important supplies and physical improvements, as well as useful professional development workshops and networking opportunities for the teachers. This work is at the heart of our education programming and ensures a more enriching school experience for more than 4,000 students every year.
You may not know about some of our other activities that perhaps are not quite as well known or as measurably impactful, but which are no less important for all that. Here two examples:
ETC helped launch Child Clubs at several schools, through which students can plan and carry out a variety of projects that add an extra dimension of learning and social interaction to their daily lives. Clubs meet monthly; occasional and regular extracurricular activities include creating and publishing school bulletins, artistic- and athletic-themed events, and sharing responsibility for keeping school grounds clean.
ETC also supported a professional development field trip for nineteen village teachers to four schools in Kathmandu. The relative isolation of village schools makes it very difficult, or even virtually impossible, for teachers to interact with and learn from any professionals other than their immediate peers. This Kathmandu trip was therefore both extremely interesting to and useful for the nineteen participating teachers. While there, they observed best-practice teaching methods in action and obtained ideas to help them with their own classroom setup and management.
All of ETC's educational work is designed and carried out with the goal of making education in rural Nepal better and more accessible. As always, we are immensely grateful to you - our friends and supporters - for making all of this possible! We truly could not do it without you.
Child club member working with younger kids
Early education classroom