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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
An interactive teacher training session.
An interactive teacher training session.

PHASE Nepal Education Team recently completed the refresher training for the 51 teachers from Kashigau and Keraunja of Gorkha. The teachers recalled on their previously learned skills and demonstrated with their colleagues.  In addition, new ideas were also discussed and shared by the teachers in their model class sessions.

It's been four years since the project is working to support these teachers from 8 earthquake affected schools of Kashigaun and Keraunja, two remote villages of north Gorkha. In addition to capacity building, additional supports such as upgrading early childhood classes, installing science and computer labs, building toilets, setting up school gardens and providing the needful learning materials.

Progress in educational quality was seen over the years with high school in Keruanja ranking among top 5 in the whole district of Gorkha.

As an embedded programme more than 300 adolescent girls of the schools are mobilized in an empowerment programme. In which they were involved in them in leadership training, confidence buildings, awareness in menstrual and reproductive health, motivating them in school completion and having a career.

" We are grateful for your support in our school. We have come a long way since the earthquake and the school is running in fledged form. Thank you for supporting us after the disaster."

- School Principal, Manjushree Secondary School, Kashigaun

A session during the teacher training
A session during the teacher training
A vibrant classroom in Remote Gorkha
A vibrant classroom in Remote Gorkha
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A teacher training session
A teacher training session

Recently 52 teachers from Kasigaun and Keraunja took part in a refresher training on Best Teaching Practices and Child-Friendly Learning Strategies This is the fourth years since PHASE Started providing intensive support in term of training and improving the school environment. These earthquakes affected remote schools have shown a great change in quality and access of school education with the collaboration of PHASE Nepal.

" We are very satisfied with the progress that our school has made in recent years with the support from PHASE and the school management committee. Our secondary board examinations result are comparable to the schools of the urban towns in Gorkha. With the training and logistic support from PHASE , we are able to materialize the school improvement plan"

- Vice Principal, Keraunja Secondary School. 

PHASE is supporting 18 earthquake affected schools in North Gorkha (Kashigaun, Keruanja and Manbu), an earthquake affected district, working with more than 100 teachers an the members of the school management committee. There has been better access to facilities such as gender-friendly toilets, computer classes, science laboratories, sports and more interactive teachings environments.

A role play session and observers
A role play session and observers
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A participant showing her commitment

In this report, we would like to share about our yearly progress on Girls Empowerment Programme with is a part of PHASE's Integrated Education Project. Please find the report below:

Gender mainstreaming is another top priority of PHASE Nepal education programmes. While women focused acivities are blended in all of the PHASE's programmes including health and livelihoods improvement, PHASE also runs a specific programme to mobilize and empower all the adolescent girls of the project village. The programme named Girls Empowerment Programme involves the rural adolescent girls in a yearlong activity at school level and community level with the help of trained community facilitators.

This year a total of 93 girls from Kasigaun Gorkha took part in the empowerment training and follow up activities. A training of trainers was conducted by PHASE team for the locally 8 identified and selected female facilitators and 3 aspiring lady teachers. This year a total of 93 girls took part in the empowerment programme covering all the school going adolescent girls of the village. The girls took part in a two week long interactive training and learning sessions in the schools organized for two hours (7-9 AM) in the morning with a facility of morning meals so they could eat and join their regular school classes. During the training the following thematic topics were discussed and practices with interactive games and activities.

  • Girls Only: Creating a Safe Space
  • Clean Rules! Hygiene
  • "Help! What’s Happening To Me?”; Demystifying Puberty
  • It's That Time of the Month; All about Menstruation
  • Staying Safe
  • Harming Someone is NEVER Alright; The realities of domestic violence
  • Tying the Knot Too Early; The perils of early marriage
  • I’m Not For Sale! The reality of human trafficking in Nepal
  • Hands Off!; Sexual abuse
  • Girl Power; Building confidence and self-esteem.
  • Our Mother’s Legacy
  • A Real Life Leader; Guest Speaker.
  • The Girl’s Only Team”-Peer Support
  • Putting It All Together; Reviewing what we have learned
  • Follow Your Dream- Education and Career.
  • Putting the Girl Effect in Action
  • Action Plan
  • Evaluation Day- What I have changed!

After the completion of the training the girls took part in several out reach activities in the village and the school level. The team conducted two different street drama covering issues like menstrual hyegine, modern day human trafficking , the consequence of early age marriage, importance of education and career for girls. They also took part in several extracurricular activities in the schools with the support of PHASE in management and prizes. The girls who were very shy on the first day of their participation in the programme became confident speakers and active participants in academic and co-curricular activities after taking part in the programme. PHASE will continue to provide follow up support to these girls in the next two years.

 “After I took part in girls empowerment programme, I have discovered a new aspiration for myself. Earlier my plan was to finish school and get married as my mom suggested. But now I would like to go to college, get a degree and get a job and will stand on my own feet. I aspire to work in organizations like yours.” - Esmita, a participant from Manjushree School, Kashigaun

Awareness Event run by Girls Groups
Awareness Event run by Girls Groups
Early Morning Classes
Early Morning Classes
Interactive activities in classrooms
Interactive activities in classrooms
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An interactive activity during the training
An interactive activity during the training

In Manbu, a remote village in Gorkha 24 selected lead teachers from 10 schools in took part in the a mentorship training to lead classroom observation and feedback session in their respective classrooms. The lead teachers were also provided a refresher in Best Teaching Practices. 

The sessions were lead by PHASE Trainers Sumati Shakya , Lokendra Giri and Anita Acharya. The team was also accompanied by Ms. Alison Sharvill an experienced teacher from the UK and a long term supporter of PHASE education project. With her more than 20 years of experience in teaching, she supported PHASE team in enhancing the course content with her core skills such as children engagement, storytelling and mathematics teaching to best adapt at Nepali rural context.

"I really enjoy PHASE trainings. I now use best teaching practices in the classroom all the time and I have found it works wonders. I am pleased that I am selected to receive this mentorship training. The best thing I learned in recent sessions is to be able to give feedback in a very constructive and non-resenting way", shares a participant teacher.

PHASE is running a series of intensive teaching training and school development in different villages of Gorkha, an earthquake affected district to revive the hugely affected school sector.

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An outdoor activity during the training
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A fully functional computer lab in Keraunja
A fully functional computer lab in Keraunja

 

PHASE has been working in 3 remote villages of Northern Gorkha to improve health, education and livelihood opportunities and support these isolated mountaneous communities. Here is the short summary of the education activities accomplished in this quarter.

Manbu

In May, PHASE education team had successfully facilitated a 10-day training event titled "Child Friendly School" for 62 teachers from 10 schools. In this quarter PHASE trainers performed classroom observation and feedback session to all the participant teachers. The constructive feedbacks were well appreciated by the teachers. In the coming  quarter a group of aspiring 30 teachers will be provided mentorship training to run school mentorship programme in a peer to peer model.

Similarly, PHASE also plans to create a model school in the village by supporting additional physical infrastructure and follow up trainings. 

" I really enjoy the feedbacks provided by PHASE educators, they have appreciated my efforts and added to the room for improvement. I am committed to use child friendly and interactive methodologies in my classes as I have felt that we are facilitators of classroom activities not the lecturers.

 -Sher Bahadur Neupane, Teacher

Siddhartha Banasthali Basic School,Shyamchet, Manbu.

PHASE has been working with 10 schools of Manbu to instils child friendly environment in these remote schools.

Kashigaun and Keraunja

Similarly in the villages of Kashigaun and Keraunja several education projects are running as follows. 

  • Upgrading Early Childhood Classrooms and follow up support in 3 needy schools
  • Rebuilding of gender friendly toilet in 3 needy schools and follow up suppport to maintain watersupply and cleanliness. A retention wall was also built after a small landslide below one of the toilets.
  • Science Laboratory in 2 basic schools and 2 secondary schools.
  • School Garden Programme to teach students vocational skills to the students in one high school
  • Computer Lab in Keruanja high school.
  • Mentorship Programme in 8 schools with 14 trained lead teachers working with 52 teachers altogether.

The PHASE supported 5 computer lab has been expanded to 9 computer lab with the help of community support. The rural children are having computer education right in their villages.

School garden programme has also started in the secondary school of Kashigaun with the installment of plastic green house, seed and technical support by agriculture technicians. With this, children are expected to learn vocation skills regarding improved vegetable farming and spread the knowledge and skills with their parents. The programme is planned to be expanded in Keraunja and Manbu.

PHASE aims to improve holistic school environment and access to education in all of these remote villages in the coming years.

An upgraded early childhood classroom
An upgraded early childhood classroom
Gabion supporting the school toilet after lanslide
Gabion supporting the school toilet after lanslide
Learning materials made by teachers after training
Learning materials made by teachers after training
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PHASE Nepal

Location: Kathmandu - Nepal
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Bikash Koirala
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Nepal
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