Nepal’s himalayan terrain makes much of the country rural making teacher development difficult. The 2015 earthquake further set back the education system and today 90% of students aren’t able to pass English and Maths. In this setting teacher training is both challenging and crucial.
Since 2013 we have worked with local educational organisations in and around the Kathmandu valley. By facilitating training through a combination of workshops, coaching and reflection we work to support teachers in Kathmandu and surrounding rural valleys.
VIN is a Nepalese organsation that leads sustainable development in the communities where it works. With VIN you will visit their partner schools, learn about the local context and work alongside local teachers to improve student outcomes.
Having flown into Kathmandu and a few days experiencing the city and culture you’ll meet Teach For Nepal teachers and learn more about what it is like to teach in the rural schools. For the weekend the team travel to lowland Chitwan National where rhinos, amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery provide a perfect setting for getting to know each other better.
During phase two, we travel to remote schools to better understand the context and trial approaches alongside Teach For Nepal teachers. We then, deliver a bespoke training course bringing together workshops, lesson observations and coaching sessions to help embed what’s learned in so teachers can effectively apply in their classrooms.
The team then travel to a second community with a second group of TFN Fellows to work with more teachers to extend the impact. The training closes with a prestigious awards ceremony and celebration, where LRTT fellows, TFN Fellows and Nepali teachers will get to share and reflect on what they have learnt across the weeks.
Our Team Leaders led some great debriefs at the end of the day to critically analyse our sessions. These debriefs resulted in enormous changes being made overnight to rapidly improve the quality of what we were delivering. The reflective culture they established was really important and very effective.
It was an incredibly month thanks to the combination of the amazing people involved who were all so energising and inspiring. It's re-energised my positivity and desire to teach.
I built fantastic working relationships with the Nepalese teachers and learnt so much from them. By the end of my time in Nepal, I felt I was able to successfully lead CPD. Since returning to my school I've delivered CPD on routines and AfL at my school.
Our Team Leaders were really committed to delivering the programme to the highest standard and I valued their approach in pushing us and always expecting the best from us all. I cannot imagine the programme would have been as successful as it was without their reflective and adaptable approach throughout.
The group will be staying at a backpacker-style guesthouse whilst in Kathmandu. Rooms have electricity, minimal Wifi and there’s basic washroom and shower facilities.
All transport in Nepal throughout the project is provided in the form of rented mini-buses and taxis. Our team leaders will be there to meet fellows at the airport.
Our team leaders are teachers themselves and work closely with the team at our partner organisation to ensure the fellowship and training runs smoothly.
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Apply online and hear from us within 48 hours.
Complete a 30-40 minute phone interview with a Team Leader.
If successful, receive an email offering you a place within 3 days. Confirm your place with a deposit.
Get a welcome pack with useful reading about your Fellowship, travel information and key dates for your diary.