Teachers Training Program 2017/18
Considering the importance of development and progress in the education sector, Sambhav Nepal initiated the Teacher Training Program one more time at various schools of Gorkha district on the leadership of Dr. Anne Prsecott from January 10 to January 18 2018. There were a total of 10 trainers and 65 trainees involved. Two of the donors Ross Emslie and Kerry Emslie also joined us in this program. The training mostly focused on Primary and Lower Secondary teachers but there were few Secondary teachers as well who were on benefit.
On January 7th, 2018 the team of the trainers arrived in Kathmandu and were transferred to the hotel for the night. The next day they went shopping to buy the necessities for the teachers training program. Without losing much time the team along with the staffs of Sambhav Nepal drove off to the village Gorkha the next day itself. They were given a grand welcome with various gestures such as welcome dance, playing musical instruments like baaja, putting tikas and garlands. The villagers seemed more excited and gave a heartwarming welcome to all the team members. For accommodation, tents were set up for all the individuals for the whole session at Dharapani.
The training started on 10th January. 30 teachers from various nearby schools came together in Dharapani Secondary School and attended the training session. The session lasted for 4 days at this school. The main aim of this training was to enhance the teaching techniques of the local teachers especially in the subjects like English, Math, Science and Classroom Management. The training usually started from 10:30 in the morning. There used to be a lunch break from 12:30 and the session would restart by 2 and end at 3:30 pm. The sessions according to the teachers were very helpful and helped to broaden their horizons of teaching techniques. On the last day that is 13th of January, the teachers were awarded with certificates of participation. All the trainers, Mr. and Mrs. Emslie, teachers and the ACE staffs got the opportunity also to visit Bhairabi Primary School, a project of Sambhav Nepal which is on the verge of completion. The whole team were thanked upon, and were provided with a heartwarming farewell on the last day.
The successful completion of the TOT session at Dharapani provided the enthusiasm and reenergized the whole team. Thus, on January 14th, the team headed to Manbu; some by drive and some via trek to impart knowledge to the trainees once again. A tent was setup for the whole stay at Manbu, Gorkha. The training took place at Bhawani Higher Secondary School starting from January 15th. As mentioned, the session started at 10:30 am in the school involving 35 teachers from various schools nearby. The training here too lasted for 4 days. The teachers highly appreciated the teachings and were thankful towards the trainers. On the last day which is January 18th 2018, the trainees were provided with the certificate of participation and the trainers’ team were bid a warm farewell.
The next day, i.e. 19th of January, 5 trainers including a guide headed to Pokhara for Poonhill Ghorepani Trek whereas the rest of the team headed back to Kathmandu. The ones headed to Kathmandu took a day rest and headed back to their respective countries.
We want to pay our respect and gratitude towards Dr. Anne Prescott for always standing with Sambhav Nepal. Similarly, huge respect towards Mr. and Mrs. Emslie for generously donating for the construction of Bhairabi Primary School. Appreciation to all the trainers who were ready to impart their knowledge to all these teachers. Last but not the least we are also thankful to all the teachers who participated actively, the villagers who supported our initiative and all our well-wishers. Education being the most important key to a person’s success, this training was helpful for all the teachers.
The trainers involved in training the teachers at Dharapani and Bhawani Schools are:
- Anne Prescott
- Ariane Halls
- Daniel Chua
- Di Eu
- Donna Tsakonakos
- Eric Coonam
- Khanh Huyen Pham
- Song Jae Ham
- Stephen Kearsey
- Yubin Wang