Teacher Training Program 2019
Considering the importance of development and progress in the education sector, Sambhav Nepal initiated the Teacher Training Program once again at various schools of Gorkha district under the leadership of Dr. Anne Prsecott from January 10 to January 19. There were a total of 10 trainers who were involved in this program. Two of the donors Ross Emslie and Kerry Emslie joined us in this program. The training mostly focused on Primary and Lower Secondary teachers but there were a few Secondary teachers as well.
Although all the trainers arrived in Nepal on different dates, they were all here before January 07. On January 08, they went shopping to buy the necessities for the teacher 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. Many teachers from various nearby schools came together in Dharapani Secondary School and attended the training session. The session lasted for 5 days at this school. The main aim of this training was to enhance the teaching techniques of the local teachers especially in subjects like English, Math, Science and Classroom Management. The training usually started at 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 13th of January, the whole team were thanked upon and were provided with a heartwarming farewell.
The successful completion of the Training of Trainers session at Dharapani provided the enthusiasm and reenergized the whole team. Thus, on January 15th, the team headed to Manbu. They all trekked there to impart knowledge to the trainees once again. A tent was set up for the whole stay at Manbu, Gorkha. The training took place at Bhawani Higher Secondary School starting from January 16th. As mentioned, the session started at 10:30 am in the school involving many of the 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 19th, 2018, the trainees were provided with the certificate of participation and the trainers’ team was given a warm farewell. Oh the same day, Ross and Kerry headed to Kathmandu for their Everest Panorama trip which starts from January 19 to January 27. The next day, i.e. 20th of January, 8 of the remaining trainers drove back to Kathmandu
All the trainers beside Ross and Kerry had guided sightseeing in various places of Kathmandu on their next day of arrival. Jimmy Ting, Chris Khong, and Briana Rutter had to depart in the 22 of January whereas other remaining trainers attended activities and programs in Brave Centre.
We want to express our 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 least we are also thankful to all the teachers who participated actively, the villagers who supported our initiative and all our well-wishers. Education is 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
- Larissa Hannan
- Jimmy Ting
- Chris Khong
- Briana Rutter
- Eric Coonan
- Kerry Emslie
- Ross Emslie
- Millie Cotes
- Margot Jeffery