One-Week Teacher Training Program in Dharapani Secondary School
Training Period: 30th November 2009 to 7th December 2009 We take pleasure in presenting the final report of this event which pertained to the Leadership Development of Headmasters and the School Management Committees and Subject-wise Teachers Training Programme. The program, run under the aid of its Australian donors – Nepal School Project Fund, was held in Shree Dharapani Secondary School Arupokhari-7. The program was inaugurated by the chief guest of the program Mr. Khadananda Pudashini – the head resource person of Bhimodaya Resource under the chairmanship of Mr. Murari Khanal. In addition to teaching methods, the training focused on the creation of a healthy teaching environment and roles of guardians in the education process of their children. The organization has found the Teacher Training Program very valuable which directly benefited 60 participants of ten different schools of Arupokhari. Moreover, approximately three thousand students are indirectly benefited as the teachers are intended to use the skills and techniques acquired through the training program.
# of participants
Shree Durbar Sec. School
Shree Dharapani Sec School
Shreee Kalleri L. Sec. School
Shree Baludaya Pri. School
Shree Shankar Pri. School
Shree Ganesh Pri. School
Shree Gaynbhumi Pri. School
Shree Jalakanya Pri. School
Shree Sheetala Pri. School
Shree Bhairabi Pri. School
Nursery to 3
The following activities were carried out during the project-
The teachers along with all the students and the guardians of ten different schools were informed about the training program
The headmasters and the heads of the School Management Committees were informed about the elements central to the creation of a sound academic environment on the first two days of the program by Mr. Bom Bahadur Thapa, a reputed education trainer with more than 20 years of experience in the field.
Subject-wise training took place for additional four days. The training was focused for English, Mathematics and the Social Studies as these are considered more difficult subjects for the teachers to profess and for the students to comprehend using the traditional methodology.
The trainees were provided with the certificates of the training program according to their specialty. In addition, both the trainers and the trainees were provided with the small amount of cash as an award for their co-operation for making the program successful.
The training program was concluded with speeches by Mr. Niraj Bhattarai and Mr. Shyam Lamichanne – faculty of Mathematics and Social Studies respectively.
The participants expressed their positive thoughts on the program and unanimously stated that it was very effective and motivating one despite its short duration. The project has made a remarkable contribution to the children and the whole community. We are very thankful towards our Australian Donors, without whose generosity this would not have been possible.
Refurbishment of Jalakanya Primary School Completed
The 5-year plan to renovate Jalakanya Primary School has concluded. The project was funded by Ram and Ray Sleap from Australia. Besides repairing the building and replacing old furniture, education materials like books, copy books, pencils and uniforms were handed out to the children from the dalit (or untouchable) caste and from poor families.
Due to the lack of education and professional opportunities in the village, most young people have migrated to the city to seek a more secure future. While they labor in the cities or even abroad, only the old and poor are left behind, who possess no ability for manual labor. The village where Jalakanya is located is occupied mostly by gurungs and the dalit, and there is hardly any infrastructures of the development in this region. Hence, realizing education as the most important needs in this village, Sambhav Nepal sought to facilitate Jalakanya School with the most important amenities. Through the aid to the school, the project aims to motivate the children of this area to go to the school. In the long-run, the project aims at producing skilled and educated manpower even from such a remote village.
It is a matter of great pride for the donors and the organization that this project of “Academic and Physical Improvement of Shree Jalakanya Primary School” has made a positive and strong impact on the local community. Through this project, 18 students, their guardians, teachers, staff members and the school management committee have directly benefited. Despite the geographical, political and even the cultural setbacks, the mission of the organization has been pursued with perseverance. The cooperation and support of the locals is exemplary in this endeavor. We believe that the basic physical infrastructures provided to the school will certainly aid in improving the academic status of the students.
Construction of the Community Library Undergoing
Sambhav Nepal has started the construction of the ‘Community Library Project’ in Dharapani Secondary School, Arupokhari- 7, Gorkha under the aid of its dedicated Australian donors. This is the first and only library in the remote corner of Arupokhari. Upon the completion of the construction, the library will have a couple of a thousand of books, though it can hold as many as 15,000 books. The students of up to 8 neighboring schools in addition to the locals of the region will be able to borrow books from the library. Sambhav Nepal is actively seeking to increase the number of books for the library. If you would like to donate books, please contact us.
Four-roomed Bhairabi School Building Constructed
Following the construction of a two-roomed building in Bhairabi Primary school in 2009, a four-roomed building has been constructed under the aid of regular Australian donors of Sambhav Nepal. The organization finds the remarkable improvements have been introduced both in the physical and academic dimensions of the school.
The new building is constructed after demolishing the old structure which stood in a poor condition for more than 2 decades. There are now altogether 6 new rooms. One of the rooms is used for administrative purposes which the rest are used as classrooms. The doors and the windows have been fixed in all the rooms. Besides, the old and decayed playground has been repaired and the blackboards and roof paintings have been fixed in all rooms. To stop the water entering into the building during monsoon, a tunnel has been constructed around the school compound. The project took Six and half months to complete, starting from mid-March to October 2009. The number of students following the completion of this project saw an increase from 71 to 115 (a 62% increase), which we consider a grand success of the project.
The project also funded one year’s supply of books and stationeries to all the students. The new playgroup children have also received uniforms (2 sets each), school bags, and exercise books to start their student life. Since the number of students has increased, the organization has made an arrangement of required teachers and staffs for the school. Presently, we have 2 male and 4 female teachers for the academic year 2009 and 2010.
We are hoping to convert the school into English-medium within the next two years, and will keep our well-wishers abreast of our progress.
To uplift the overall possibilities of the students and the school, Sambhav Nepal is considering establishing a computer library and a volunteers’ room in its upcoming plans. The organization intends to transform this school as a model throughout the Gorkha district.
Allan, Richard and many benevolent Australians have selflessly contributed to this project, which has created jobs for the community , albeit temporarily, thus stimulating the local economy. The people of Ratmate village are and always will remain thankful to all our supporters!