The five days Training of Trainers (ToT) was conducted from 6th – 10th March, 2020 was completed before the nationwide lockdown over coronavirus pandemic was imposed. The Training was organized by Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN) for learning group facilitators/trainers and empowers them to be able to conduct training with adolescent, youth, local community and to mobilize the necessary resources. The training focused on building the capacity of participant trainers. The training was conducted by trainer, Chirag Sikhre with his assistant Helena Thres from Yogita Foundation, India to 28 participant facilitators from Empowering Women of Nepal and 3 Sisters Company.
Experiential learning methodology was followed, comprising of brainstorming, interactive discussions, experience sharing, role playing, group work, and group and individual presentations by the participants. All the sessions were made interactive to ensure the interest and active participation of the participants. There were new activities every day and participants enjoyed learning and were happy to do so.
The training was started with Rapport Building for following reason to know the trainers and build rapport with trainers and with rest of the team to break the ice by creating friendly environment. Then, participant's expectation carried out to know the training needs. In this five days training, the participants got the training on Team Building, Elements of Successful Training, Handling the group, Designing and Developing of Training, Public Speaking, Theory of ADDIE, Communication and Style/Role of leader through activities and group work.
The last session of the TOT was closing ceremony of the event. The certificates of participation were awarded to the participants with thank you note to the trainers by CEO of EWN. After getting the training, the participants felt they have gained knowledge on leading the training with active participation of paticipants.