| Feb 14, 2022
Education in Nepal
Education in Nepal Nov 2021
Education across the world has been harshly hit by the pandemic. Inger Ashing, CEO of Save the Children, said,
“This pandemic has already caused the biggest global education emergency in history, and the increase in poverty will make it very hard for the most vulnerable children and their families to make up for the loss”. She called on support from National governments and the international community to support.
Our project strives to support education in Nepal. We promote learning opportunities for children and adults and work to improve learning environments.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways our project is taking action particularly in a time where students have missed so much learning time.
Schools and other learning facilities have ongoing needs Repainting, repairs, and general maintenance can be costly and are not always a priority, A well kept and stimulating environment is beneficial to students. Your support means that we can work with the local community to make improvements to schools and centres. Classrooms, bathrooms and the school grounds can be refurbished as part of the programme.
Educational resources are also where we can support. This includes materials to promote curriculum areas including art and sports. Resources that can help teachers to explain concepts and can be displayed in classrooms for reference. Extra resources can also make learning more interactive. A range of books as well as shelving to display these resources are ways that we have worked together with schools to improve their learning materials.
Workshops for teachers
Facilitating Workshops for teachers means that we promote an environment to share ideas, It has been a challenging time for teachers. They feel a responsibility towards student learning but students have missed large chunks of classroom time. Continuity has suffered. Teacher workshops can build camaraderie, be a forum for sharing ideas and be a great platform for learning new things. New ideas can be brought to the classrooms with a positive impact on children’s learning.
Community workshops for women
The benefits of networking and interaction of women in the community can not be underestimated. Lockdowns have meant many feel isolated and getting community workshops back on track is a positive way we are able to support communities. Women continue to be enthusiastic about learning English and love the opportunity to attend regular classes. The added benefit is they can help their children or grandchildren with their English lessons too! English is not the only topic we cover in workshops. Health and areas of general interest also make it onto the ‘needs’ list. But most of all, it is a great opportunity for socializing and interacting with others.
Thank you for your support
We appreciate your ongoing support for the education project. We are able to reach a wide range of community members and ensure we support learning programmes to get back on track after a challenging couple of years. School-age children, as well as adults, need access to educational opportunities.
I refer to Inger Ashing’s speech again who said “We cannot afford to let a whole generation of children become victims of this pandemic.”
Our programme will continue to support education whether it improving learning environments, supporting teachers or contributing resources can all help.