Education  Nepal Project #57063

Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal

by Educate the Children
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal

Project Report | Mar 4, 2024
Looks DO matter!

By Lisa Lyons | US Director

Early education classroom in Ramdhuni, 2024
Early education classroom in Ramdhuni, 2024

They say that "looks don't matter," but do they really? 

When it comes to the appearance of a classroom, whether or not the environment is attractive and welcoming really does make a difference.

Obviously a nicely decorated, colorful classroom cannot make up for poor quality of instruction or other qualitative issues. But take a look at the photos accompanying this report. Which of these classrooms would you rather spend your day in, if you were a 4-year-old - or for that matter, a teacher? 

ETC encourages early education teachers to make their classrooms into appealing spaces where children want to learn. Students' artwork is featured prominently, in order to inspire pride. Colorful charts and furnishings go a long way toward making students feel both comfortable and interested in what they are there to learn - not only academic basics such as letters and numbers, but "soft" skills such as cooperation, creativity, and regular attendance.

Teachers too feel happier and have better job satisfaction in more attractive classrooms.

None of this has to be expensive, but it absolutely makes a difference. Everyone wins!

As always, we thank you - our friends and supporters - for making this important work possible.

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Early education classroom in Ramechhap, 2013
Early education classroom in Ramechhap, 2013
Early education classroom in Ramdhuni, 2023
Early education classroom in Ramdhuni, 2023

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Educate the Children

Location: Ithaca, NY - USA
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Twitter: @ETC_Nepal
Project Leader:
Lisa Lyons
Executive Director
Ithaca , NY United States
$42,956 raised of $48,000 goal
 
352 donations
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