Teacher Training Interaction Programs held in Gotikhel and Chandanpur

teacher training interaction program at gotikhel and chandanpurWe have organized teacher training interaction program at Gotikhel and Chandanpur of Lalitpur district on April 4 and 5, 2013 respectively.

This program was held after completing the training and observation sessions for all the schools of these areas. We had conducted Early Childhood Education and Teaching in English Medium training at three centers in Gotikhel and Chandanpur.

37 trainees, principals and resource person attended the program at Gotikhel and 27 of them attended at Chandanpur. All the program participants shared their experiences about the training and its implementation.

Certificates were distributed to all the participants for successfully completing the training. Eight top performing teachers from two training centers of Gotikhel and 3 top performing teachers from a training center in Chandapur were awarded with the cash prizes and top performing certificates as well. The top performers were selected in three categories; those participating in early childhood education training only, those participating in teaching in English medium training only, and those participating in both the training.

 

Volunteering Experiences of Suman Karki

suman karkiSuman Karki volunteered at Sisnery Higher Secondary School, Lamatar, Lalitpur for a month as a Santi Education Fellow. Here, he shares his experiences of working there:

When I was appointed as a Santi Education Fellow, I got an enormous opportunity to explore a new way of life. With the assigned responsibility, Shanti Education Initiative Nepal (SEIN) provided me with a teaching/learning environment which will be highly useful in my future life.

On the day of my appointment, I was accompanied by a staff at SEIN to Lamatar, Lalitpur to start my assignment. I must admit that SEIN had arranged a comfortable home-stay over there. The new environment was extremely good and the hosts were very friendly. Initially, I was briefed about the main objectives that I had to accomplish during my stay over there. Then, I was told that I had to assist in the Sisneri Higher Secondary School, a governmental school established in more than six decades ago. The following day, I talked with the principal of the school and and he delegated the responsibility of assisting students of grade 9 and 10. Basically, I had to help them with their regular Mathematics course.

I tutored Grade 9 students every morning from 9 to 10 a.m. and helped Grade 10 students from 1:30 to 4 pm. As this teaching scenario was completely new for me and I had to teach them in entirely Nepali language (I have been taught in English medium throughout my life), it was a bit difficult for me to cope up with it in the initial days. But, the students were really helpful and helped me catch up with their study. The classes were very interesting because I got an environment where I had to create a space to help students learn. Though it was a short span of time I spent there, I taught and learnt a lot of things.

And, I was quite obsessed with the way of life I had there. To help students believe in themselves and help them explore their potential was in a way my primary aim over there and I tried my best to do so. Adjusting under these circumstances helped me learn many things for myself. I now think that these all have enhanced my confidence level and even developed leadership qualities in me. At the same time, contributing a little from my part for better education and helping students increase their caliber makes me feel proud. At the end of the month, I think that that month was a fruitful one because my students and I got to learn a lot of things together.

For organizing such an wonderful and descent opportunities to learners like me, I express my gratitude to Shanti School Initiative, Nepal and program director Mr. Bijaya Babu Shiwakoti. I also wish SEI Nepal all the best for future endevours. And indeed, a better life starts at school!

Teacher Training Sessions Completed for 2012-13

workshop with trainersWe have completed teacher training sessions for 2012-13, that started with a training session at Nallu center, with the completion of the training at Chaughare center.

In total, we have trained more than 125 primary and pre primary level teachers this year from 45 schools covering 11 village development committees of Lalitpur district at six centers.

The training session consisted of two components – early childhood education and teaching in English medium. There were seven facilitators helping us train the teachers.  Rosy Lama conducted the early childhood education training at all six centers and other trainers facilitated the teaching in English medium training at two centers each. The training sessions also included teachers’ classroom implementation of the lessons taught in the training.

Literacy and Education in Action Program of the Better World Books supported the training at five centers and Austrian Youth Red Cross supported at one center.

Prior to the training sessions, interaction workshops were held with the principals of each school participating in the training along with the local level supervisors of the District Education Office, Lalitpur determining the need of the need of the training sessions and .

teacher training_chandanpurSome of the training sessions were observed by the officials from the District Education Office, Lalitpur and they provided feedback to trainers and trainees, and to our organization.

We also organized a workshop with the trainers to gather their feedback about the training on March 9, 2013.

We are planning to organize workshops with the participants and principals of the participating schools to gather their feedback on the effectiveness of the training and ways to improve it further. We will also award best three performers from each center at those workshops.

 

Teacher Training Completed at Chaughare Center

banaspati trainingThe second phase of the teacher training, which focused on teaching in English medium, has completed at Banaspati Primary School, Chaughare, Lalitpur on March 4, 2013.

10 teachers from six  different schools of Chaughare and Dalchoki village development committees have participated in the training. The training included classroom instruction sessions along with the observation of the implementation of the training in real classroom situations by the trainers.

Amrita Shrestha and Anju Dahal were the instructor for the training, which started on February 26, 2013.

A team from the District Education Office, led by Maheshwor Sharma, Under Secretary at the office, had observed one of the training sessions. They provided feedback to the trainers, trainees and the implementing agency.

With the completion of the second phase of this training, we have completed the training for this center and the whole package planned for 2012-13. Earlier, Rosy Lama had completed the first phase of the training, which focused on early childhood development education.

Teacher Training Completes at Chandanpur Center

teacher training_chandanpurThe second phase of the teacher training, which focused on teaching in English medium, has completed at Kali Devi L0wer Secondary School, Chandanpur, Lalitpur on February 24, 2013.

15 teachers from ten different schools of Chandanpur and Kaleshwor village development committees have participated in the training. The training included classroom instruction sessions along with the observation of the implementation of the training in real classroom situations.

Amrita Shrestha and Anju Dahal were the instructor for the training, which started on February 12, 2013.

With the completion of the second phase of this training, we have completed the training for this center – fourth out of five centers. Earlier, Rosy Lama had completed the first phase of the training, which focused on early childhood development education.

Santi Educational Fellows Placed at Schools in Lalitpur

We have placed three high school graduates as Santi Educational Fellows at three different community schools of Lamatar VDC, Lalitpur district. All of them will stay for at least a month with a host family in the village and volunteer in coordination with the school administration there.

bibesh gauliBibesh Gauli completed his higher secondary level education from Trinity Inernational College, Dillibazar, Kathmandu. He has been placed as a Shanti Education Fellow at Basuki Secondary School, Lamatar. He has been focused in tutoring the students of the school preparing for the national board examination for the secondary level.

 

suman karkiSuman Karki completed grade 12 from Sainik Awasiya Mahavidhyalaya, Sallaghari, Bhaktapur. He has been placed at Sisnery Higher Secondary School, Lamatar as a fellow. He has been focused on helping the the teachers with regular classes and organizing extra curricular activities at the school.

 

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Sashi Basnet Completed his higher secondary level education from Sainik Awasiya Mahavidhyalaya, Sallaghari, Lalitpur. He has been placed at Sringery Secondary Community School, Lamatar. He helps at the school in taking regular classes and organizing extra curricular activities for the students.

Volunteers Placed at Various Schools of Lalitpur District

Volunteer mobilization has been one of the key pillars of our involvement with the community schools of Nepal, besides the building renovation and teacher training. We have placed many volunteers at various community schools of Sindhupalchowk and Lalitur districts in the past.

Currently, we have placed three volunteers at two community schools of Lalitpur district. Bijay Dhukuchhu, a recent high school graduate from Nepal, is working at Vishwamitra Ganesh Secondary School, Lubhu, Lalitpur. He teaches mathematics at the school and  helps the grade ten students prepare for their national board examinations. He has been working at the school from December 2012 for will stay at the school for at least two months.

We also have Weena Pun who is volunteering at Gupteshwor Secondary School, Nallu, Lalitpur. She helps the students with their regular classes and also organizes extra curricular activities, including creative writing. She completed her undergraduates studies from Stanford University and is staying at the school for one month starting in January 2013.

Seanie Civale, a junior student from Dartmouth College, US is also volunteering at Gupteshwor Secondary School. She teaches English and organizes extra curricular activities for the students, including dancing. Her stay at the school is for two months starting from January 2013.

Teacher Training Completes at Gotikhel Center

The second phase of the teacher training, which focused on teaching in English medium, has completed at Mahankal Higher Secondary School, Gotikhel, Lalitpur on January 1o, 2013.

14 teachers from seven different schools of Gotikhel, Bukhel and Manikhel have participated in the training. The training included classroom instruction sessions along with the observation of the implementation of the training in real classroom situations.

Shilpa Rimal was the instructor for the training, which started on January 7, 2013.

With the completion of the second phase of this training, we have completed the training for this center. Earlier, Rosy Lama had completed the first phase of the training, which focused on early childhood development.

 

 

First Phase of Teacher Training Completes at Chaughare Center

The first phase of the teacher training, which focused on early childhood development, has completed at Banaspati Primary School, Chaughare, Lalitpur on January 7, 2013.

15 teachers from eight different schools of Chaughare and Dalchoki village development committees, Lalitpur have participated in the training.

The training which consisted instructions inside the classroom as well as monitoring the training’s implementation in real classroom situations had started in December 31, 2012.

Rosy Lama is the trainer for this phase in this center. After the completion of the early childhood development component of the training, the second phase focusing on teaching in English medium will start shortly thereafter.

Teacher Training Completes at Nallu and Manikhel Centers

The second phase of the teacher training programs that had started from December 31, 2012 in Manikhel and Nallu centers have been completed . This phase of the training focuses on the teaching in English medium in the primary level.

12 teachers from six schools of Manikhel, Bukhel and Gotikhel village development committees have participated in this round of training in Manikhel Center, which was conducted at Buddha Bhagawan Secondary School, Manikhel, Lalitpur. Shilpa Rimal trained the teachers at the center.

17 teachers from five schools of Nallu and Bhardeu village development committees have participated in the second phase of the training organized at Gupteshwor Secondary School, Nallu. The trainers for this center were Elsa Jha, Laxmi Byanjankar and Prity Rajbhandary.

After instructing the teachers in the classroom environment, the trainers  observed how the teachers implement the training in the classroom and passed feedback  to each trainee teacher.

The first phase of the training, which focused on early childhood development, was completed in each center several months ago by early childhood development specialist Rosy Lama.

With the completion of this training, the training package to both the centers have been completed successfully.