Education  Nepal Project #15921

Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys

by PHASE Nepal
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Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Training 1500 Teachers |Empowering 5000 Girls/Boys
Education material support
Education material support

Dear Friends,

With your support and contribution we have been able to conduct education programs in remote areas. The educators at the PHASE team are working tirelessly to support the project schools. Here is a brief summary of our most recent initiatives.

  • We have recently distributed school material in in Rugin, Bajura. The materials that were supported are cupboard, chair, table, volleyball, carpet, P-form, water filter etc.

"The school material support has made it very easy to run regular school activities and extracurricular activities to improve the overall development of school children," stated Rugin Bal Bahdur Bhandari's (name changed) teacher.

  • In Mugu educational material were supported to 17 students from six different areas (Bama, Bhee, Dhainakot, Natharpu, Photu, and Jima (Sipa) who were identified with disabilities like hearing loss, limb deformities etc. received educational materials. The education materials include school bag, stationary materials, water bottle.

In Mugu education material and personal hygiene kit were supported for children with PWD (people with disability). Before children with PWD were neglected to send to school because of financial situation but now they are motivated to go to school.

  • The education team is following up with school. We are visiting a public school:  Gram Sudhar School to observe the teaching practice, to learn about if the teachers are implementing what they have learnt in training and to interact with teachers and students.

Quotes or feedback from the follow up?

  • We also have planned to conduct ToT (Training of trainers) for Adult literacy facilitators at Mugu district. After ToT the facilitators will conduct adult literacy class for 250 women in the community for 4 months. The class will enable the community to read, write and use mobile phones.
  • Further, five days teachers training is scheduled at public school in Sindhupalchok.

With the successful implementation of the child-friendly teaching techniques, the contents will be further adapted to the remote and low-resourced schools in PHASE's remote project areas.
We would like to thank you and proudly share with you that your donations are bringing changes in the lives of the neediest people in the remote communities of Nepal. We look forward to continuous support.

PHASE Nepal Team

Material support at Rugin
Material support at Rugin
Adult literacy class
Adult literacy class
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Parents education at Bajura
Parents education at Bajura

Dear Friends, PHASE Nepal team has been working continuously to support its project communities to ensure quality education in the schools in Himalayan communities. Since the severity of COVID-19 has subsided owing to the wider coverage of vaccination, the school sector is reviving. PHASE team of educators is giving their full efforts to support the project schools. Here is a short update of our recent activities to which PHASE Nepal's institutional donors and individual supporters like you have contributed.

Teachers Training in Bajura
PHASE Nepal team successfully ran two different events of training for the teachers of Bichhya village. Focusing on child-friendly and gender inclusive and group-oriented learning, the school teachers were equipped with the essential skills that can be implemented right into the classroom even in a low-resource setting. During the training, a total of 53 teachers participated with the active participation of 18 female teachers.

Training at Kathmandu University
PHASE Nepal collaborating with the professors of the Kathmandu University for learning and sharing skills co-facilitated a 5-day of training on progressive and project-based teaching methods for the teachers of 6 schools from Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, and Kathmandu. Our team will further work closely with the highly experienced faculty and experts of Kathmandu University. We will learn and transfer the practices to bring visible changes in the remotely located project schools. During the event, 18 teachers learned and practiced improved teaching methods and the use of an integrated curriculum to help children link their classroom activities with their daily life.


As a part of this new initiative, the project team has already replicated the training in Gram Sudhar Basic School a remotely located school in the foothill of Tarkeshwor, a neighboring town of Kathmandu, conducting a 5 days training for 11 teachers.

The Principal of Gram Sudhar basic School shared his experience after the training. “This training course is the most practical one that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. It has been very easy and stress-free because we are preplanned to engage students in group work and many other interactive activities related to the curriculum.

One of the students of class 8 shared, “Nowadays classroom is fun! We learn by discussing in groups. Before we were asked to memorize a lot. But now we learn from our peers in a group and the teacher guides us to reach the conclusion.”


With the successful implementation of the child-friendly teaching techniques, the contents will be further adapted to the remote and low-resourced schools in PHASE's remote project areas.


We would like to thank you and proudly share with you that your donations are bringing changes in the lives of the neediest people in the remote communities of Nepal. We look forward to continuous support.

 

PHASE Nepal Team

Teachers training at Gram Basic School, Tarkeshwor
Teachers training at Gram Basic School, Tarkeshwor
Teacher presenting their plan after training.
Teacher presenting their plan after training.
Teachers sharing their plan after training at KU.
Teachers sharing their plan after training at KU.
Education items on background supported at Bajura.
Education items on background supported at Bajura.
Teachers training at Bajura, Bichhya
Teachers training at Bajura, Bichhya
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Students at Bajura Secondary School.
Students at Bajura Secondary School.

Dear Friends,  With your support and contribution we have been able to make a positive transformation in the lives of young girls and boys through empowerment sessions on essential issues like menstruation health, personal hygiene, education for career building, child rights, and self-confidence building and, building family support.

Nora, 25 years old (Name changed), is one who has benefitted from the program. She is a primary school teacher now. Few years back she was a local girl empowerment facilitator for Girls Empowerment Session.

She shares her personal experience “Being a mentor for the young girls’ session gave me confidence, to speak about girl’s issues. For many females in our society, menstruation is one of the biggest challenges. I want to continue to be a mentor for the girls now that I am a teacher. Support them and advocate for menstruation hygiene, reach for sanitary pads and stop harmful practices.”

We work with local public school teachers and students to understand the unique need for the girls to attend school. Principal from one of the Secondary School at Bajura shares, “The most important transformation among the girls is that they have learned menstrual management. As a result, the number of girls’ attendance has increased. They would otherwise miss 5-6 days of class per month. We also provide free sanitary pads at our school since we recognize the need. This facility will definitely aid in the pursuit of education.

In the sessions, both boys and girls are engaged which aims to build a gender-balanced community and support one another in making positive changes in their community.

One of the male student from class-10 shares, “I felt extremely glad to learn from our senior sisters. This was completely new experience for me as a boy. The course taught me how to control my emotions as an adolescent, my responsibilities to my family and community, how to assist the eradication of discrimination, and how to stay joyful sharing and supporting. I feel more confident in myself after the session. I let go of the shyness that was holding me back."

We have been organizing empowerment sessions in Nepal’s most remote areas for young adolescents like them who are at a vulnerable age. With your support several young girls and boys were able to participate in the session and move on with confidence. Thank you for your unconditional support!

We would like to thank you and assure you that the donations that you have made have been put to the intended purposes, and will be in the future too. We have a young group of adolescents seeking similar action for which please share this project with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this Himalayan project. We thank you for all that you have done for our project.

PHASE Nepal Team

Girls Empowerment session participants at Bajura.
Girls Empowerment session participants at Bajura.
Desk-bench, educational flex supported at Bajura.
Desk-bench, educational flex supported at Bajura.
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Dila, a girl with a voice
Dila, a girl with a voice

 Dila (name changed), 28 years old is living a successful life as a teacher in Bichhya Secondary School, in Bichhya, Bajura one of the remotest places in Nepal. Right before that, she had worked as an active mentor of the Girls in the Empowerment implemented by PHASE Nepal supporting more than 350 girls and boys of her village. She shares her experience on how her life has changed after participating in PHASE's Girls empowerment program. Her involvement in the program made her more confident which enabled her to find a job by herself and continue to build her career.  When she remembers her life four years back, she was very worried about her career, her 2 children, and her painful experiences of living in oppressive traditions such as chhaupadi ( menstrual isolation on a tent or a shed every month) with a faint ray of hope that she will complete grade 12 and create a future for herself. She had married at a very young age of 19.  In her community marrying at the age of 19 years was already too late, as the parents get their daughters married at a very young age. She showed that education can actually empower.

Her education and awareness kept her from giving up hard work. With all the struggles she had completed her high school and enabled her to be selected as a girl mentor for the PHASE's program which provided her leadership skills and life skills such as planning a career and working for it while also helping younger girls she mentored to do the same.  Her life now as a teacher in a government school is a sign of success and epitome of determination for herself as well as for her classmates who got married because of the family tradition at their earlier age discontinuing their education and living their life confined in the four walls of the household.

She has broken all kinds of stereotypes that oppress girls and women. In her community, she mentors other younger girls and also supports the girls in stopping obsolete costumes such as the quarantine to the sheds and abstinence from the dairy product during menstruation.

She further says that she can't change the world but she will try to make a difference in the life  of every girl she meets by inspiring them and by bringing positive change. 

PHASE Nepal's education programs are grounded in the community and in the local context thus are actually bringing changes in the lives of schools children, young adults especially girls and women via school level and community level initiatives. PHASE has been working with 60 school teachers and 350 girls and boys of the remote village of Bichhya in Bajura District to bring lasting positive changes in their lives and empower them to be more independent thinkers and doers. We thank our generous donors who make this possible.

Sumati, PHASE's lead trainer during a training
Sumati, PHASE's lead trainer during a training
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Girls Learn to make reusable sanitary pads-Bajura
Girls Learn to make reusable sanitary pads-Bajura

Nepal's whole eduation sector had been hard hit by the pandemic at the moment. While some of the private schools in the city areas are operated online, most of the public schools are closed at the moment hoping to resume soon. The past year has been difficult for everyone. In this report we would like to share with you, a short summary of our Educational Activities in the completed Nepali fiscal year i.e. from  Mid-July 2020 to Mid July 2021.

PHASE Nepal Education Programme has been one of the main components of its integrated community development projects. Since its inception Talking about school related education projects this year, the whole sector has been largely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.The public schools were closed most of the times because of the covid-19 restrictions. The only time the school were open was from December to March in Gorkha and January to March in Bajura, mentioning about the two project areas were the projects were implemented. Utilizing the school’s opened time PHASE Nepal implemented its planned activities maintaining social distancing and covid-19 prevention protocols.

Here is a short detai lof the finished activities.

Empowerment Workshops for Girls:

This fiscal year a series of empowerment workshops were completed in the project locations ofBajura, Bichchya. The workshops were primarily themed on improving the knowledge, attitude and practice of the girls regarding, health, educational attainment, equality and fundamental rights thus enabling them to aspire for better health, education and fight with the social discrimination and practices such as menstrual isolation.Although the theme of the workshop is to empower the girls, both boys and girls were involved in thematic classes so that whole generation of the adolescent youth could be covered. The classes were taken by local female facilitators. The workshops were interactive, focused on practical learning via role play and activities. A total of 110 girls and 82 boyss took part in the programme. Involvement of adolescent boys was inevitable for equitable growth and leadership of the girls.

Improvement of School’s physical Environment

As a part of improving the school’s physical environment, several initiatives weretaken this year which are summarized as follows:

1. Repairing of the septic tank and toilet water pipes in Manjushree Secondary School, Kashiguan

The septic tank of the toilet built by PHASE had been damaged by a small landslide this year making it nonfunctional. Utilizing the time of school closure, the septic tank was repaired with joint contribution of the school management committee. After the repair the school toilet is functional again. During the repair work, the plumbing work of the toilet and handwashing taps was also repaired. Schools’ toilets are one of the most essential part of safe and healthy school environment and especially sensitive in ensuring girls attendance and regularity in the school.

2. Construction of the slab bridges across therivuletsin the school premises

Children going to Keraunja Secondary school has to cross small rivulets that run across the slopes of the Keraunja hill. The rivulets have often 1 or 2 wooden planks or nothing to cross through them. Small children often fell into the rivulets and got injured. To solve this problem by making the school travel safer, the project supported the construction of slab bridges with iron railings in 4 such locations in the vicinity of schools. The construction has enabled the formation of the safe walking bridge across the rivulets for school children.

3. Upgrading the computer classes of Manjushree Secondary School

With the request from the school management, PHASE Nepal supported the upgrading of the laboratory by providing 10 desktop computers and related accessories. The furniture required for the classes were managed from the school’s side. With this 2 secondary and 2 basic schools (Lower Secondary) , a total of 4 schools have their own computer rooms to get and assess to digital literacy and learnings. These rural computer classes are first of their kinds and have provided direct access of practical classes as per Nepal government curriculum to the children from rural community schools.

Besides, PHASE supported Early Childhood Classes were also provided follow up support providing additional logistics such as visual aids and learning materials.

4. Community Meetings

Because of the COVID-19 risk, we largely did informal meetings and interactions with the stakeholders keeping the social distancing.

A total of 2399 students were directly benefitted from the PHASE's services which includes 1262 girls.

" PHASE Nepal's integrated school support is well appreciated , we hope to resume schools soon and bring the school sector back again with more rigour and enthusiasm. Hoping for PHASE's suppport in the future too", shares the school principal of Manjushree Secondary School.

 PHASE Nepal family would like to send sincere thankgs to all the donors and supporter for your continous support and generousity. Hope the difficult times will be over and we are again in the field to support the children of the remote communities.

Visuals by girls - trafficking and other issues
Visuals by girls - trafficking and other issues
Rivulet bridge before construction- wooden planks
Rivulet bridge before construction- wooden planks
Concrete Bridge with railings in the rivulet.
Concrete Bridge with railings in the rivulet.
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PHASE Nepal

Location: Kathmandu - Nepal
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Project Leader:
Bikash Koirala
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Nepal
$21,554 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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