Teacher’s Training Program for the Teachers of Nepal Police School

NJSI conducted 3 days Teachers Training Program for Nepal Police School, Samakoshi from 18th July to 20th July, 2023 at NJSI national office.
On first day of training program, a small official opening ceremony was conducted where AIGP, Shyam Lal Gyawali, from Nepal Police were present as a chief guest. Along with him we had other distinctive dignitaries, DIGP, Lalmoni Acharya, SSP, Siddhi Bikram Shah and DSP, Ishwor Thapa, Former SP, Sthaneshower Regmi, Regional Superior of Congregation of Jesus (C.J), Sr. Vinita, Principal of St. Mary’s School, Sr. Deepa, Superior of St. Xavier’s School, Jawalakhel, Fr. Daniel, Principal of St. Xavier’s School, Jawalakhel, Fr. Sammuel Simick, Director of St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Fr. Boby Joseph.
The training, program was divided into three sections, first session was from Director of NJSI, Fr. Roy. He took the session on “Identify of the teachers” which comprises the awareness of oneself and the responsibility as teachers another session was on the divinity within humans and relationship with others beings. The second session was on “The need of developing consciousness and Critical Thinking in Education and methodologies, Psychosocial development of a child becoming true human, true citizen, Self-affirmation and discovery of Social and moral values and lastly, Role of Social Media in Education and child formation (truth vs. False, how to monitor students, psycho social impact of social media. The resource person for this Teachers Training Program were Fr. Paul, Fr. David and Fr. Roy. In total, 35 teachers from Nepal Police School were present for the training.
On closing ceremony, 20th July, we had distinguished dignitaries, DIGP, from Nepal Police, Lalmani Acharya, DSP, Ishwar Thapa, DSP, Shivaraj Budhathoki, Inspector, Umesh Man Amatya, Principal of St. Xavier’s School, Godawari, Fr. George and Principal of Nepal School, Samakoshi, Ram Prasad Bhusal.
Nepal Police and Nepal Police School thanked NJSI for providing the opportunities for the teachers to widen their horizon. The teachers were also very thankful to NJSI for the new ideas and perspectives from training program. Nepal Police School is really looking forward for more collaboration with us in order to conduct more fruitful programs.

Arun Gaupalika Marks a new Chapter in Local Development by Inviting NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal, for partnership for Rural Education Improvement Program

Arun Gaupalika (Rural Municipality) Bhojpur becomes a model and Marks a new Chapter in Local Development by Inviting NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal, for partnership for Rural Education Improvement Program. It was in 2022 September that NJSI first visited the Arun Rural Municipality and established the first Education Smart hub in Vishwa Premi High School in Yaku village.
Mr. Shivaji Rai, was the first person to approach NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal and accompanied the team to his birth place village Yaku. Being an employee at the British Embassy he always wanted to do something for his people in the village and then made the moves to bring NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal to his village. Soon he convinced the Local Government and the parents and teachers’ body of the schools along with management committee.

After the establishment of the REIN in Vishwa Premi School, NJSI was again invited to give teachers trainings for the ECD teachers from all the schools of the Arun Municipality where there is ECD classes. There where about 36 teachers participating in the program conducted by NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal.
It is remarkable that for the first time in NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal, that all the expenses the food and the accommodation of the trainees and the trainers including the NJSI team was taken care by the Arun Gaupalika. It is the first step of Private public partnership for an education program taken initiative by a Municipality intending to improve the education in their villages. Moreover, it is a grate booster to NJSI that we are now welcomed by the Local Government and our service is valued by the people of Nepal.

Not only inviting NJSI-Fe y Alegria to their village, but we have also noticed that the Arun Gaupalika has agreed to spent part of their budget to give furniture and other facilities to the school. This will become a model for educational development in the country a much-awaited change in the mindset of the Government of Nepal. With the new federal system, the local government is able to focus on important issues of their areas of development and education has become finally one of the priorities and Arun Gaupalika would be the fore runner of such a change. We must congratulate the local leadership, including, Lokmani Dakhal (Hon. Ex MP), Mr. Shivaji Rai, local representative.
NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal has now established two Education Smart Hubs two schools in the Gaupalika, supplied education and sport item to two primary schools, and 20 sets of Tables and benches to the high school. A library is also being set up in two schools by the Social Work Students of St. Xavier’s College.

Early Childhood Development (ECD) Trainings

There were three ECD trainings conducted at various places in 2022 and 2023. The first training was conducted at Kavre Regional Centre for 20 ECD teachers from different schools in Kavre and Sindhupalchowk district. The second one was done in Oda Village in Mahawai Rural Municipality, in Kalikot district. 20 teachers from different schools participated in that program which was done in collaboration with the Oda Foundation, a local organization running a clinic in Oda village. Oda Foundation has become a partner in Rural Education Program of NJSI-Fe y Alegria Nepal and currently working together in 10 government schools in Kalikot district. The third ECD training was done at Arun Rural Municipality in Bhojpur district for 36 ECD teachers form all the schools of the Municipality.