July 5 Jul - 30
August 4 Aug - 29 Aug 2018
January 3 Jan - 24 Jan 2019
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.
Since 2005, VIN, a Nepalese NGO, has been working with local and international partners to empower marginalised communities through education, health care and disaster relief. With projects in the Kathmandu area, LRTT work to support VIN's work to improve the quality of teaching across 100+ low-cost private schools, both primary and secondary.
With opportunities to visit local schools, observe lessons, and talk to Nepalese teachers, the group will begin to build an understanding of the challenges of classroom teaching in Nepal. This context and learning will help the team shape the sessions they will deliver during the training conferences.
The group will deliver teacher training, using group workshops, peer-observations, and micro-teaching to introduce and model a range of practical skills and strategies for Nepalese teachers to embed in their classrooms to improve engagement and increase learning.
After the conferences, the team travel around schools to observe the teachers they trained in their classrooms. These observations are the basis for Fellows 1:1 coaching sessions with their teachers, and help to structure feedback and help Nepalese teachers build on the learning from the conferences.
Our Team Leaders led some great debriefs at the end of the day to critically analyse our sessions. These debrief 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 are 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 run smoothly.
THREE amazing excursions
Includes: Chitwan National Park, Pokhara Retreat, and Kathmandu Tour.
Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.
As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.
If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.
Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.