Empowering the Educators

In the leadership of Fr. Roy, two Teachers Training Program was held at Nepal Police School, Surkhet and St. Capitanio School, Palpa. The training program was on “Education for Transformation”. It is a dynamic and innovative approach that emphasizes in developing student’s critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and flexibility through teachers. This way of thinking is the foundation of a teacher training program that gives educators the abilities, perspective and knowledge they need to adapt for transforming learning environments in the classroom. The main objective of this training program is to motivate the teachers to become the change executors of their students.

From 8th to 9th April, 40 teachers of St. Capitanio School and From 17th to 19th April, 21 teachers of Nepal Police School were equipped. Back in the days, schools, institutions used to ask for allowance for conducting Teachers Training Program, on the other hand we were strictly against it, in some cases we had to cancelled the program as well but now seeing our good practices people are inviting us to provide the Teacher’s Training Program. DIGP Lalmani Acharya, actually invited us to conduct Teachers Training Program at their Nepal Police School.

Supporting Education and Essentials to the Students of 19 Schools at Barekot

In collaboration with Jesuit Curia Rome, St. Mary’s Pokhara, Pillar Fathers, Amarjyoti School and Pastoral Center Kohalpur, NJSI Fe Y Alegria Nepal, distributed sweaters and stationery items to the earthquake affected schools of Jajarkot. The residents of Jajarkot suffered seriously from the powerful earthquake that struck on November 3rd, especially the children. Initially, supported with the Temporary Learning Centers in 19 Schools. Subsequently, NJSI realized the urgency of materials as well. In an effort to that, NJSI conducted a week-long operation from 22nd March to 27th March known as “The Earthquake Relief Material Distribution” got underway. In total, 4886 students of 19 schools got benefited. The stationery items contain pencils, pens, copies, erasers, and sharpeners. The Early Childhood Development (ECD) materials were also supplied. These comprised the following: rubber horse, ball, football, chart, elephant ring, soundable ball, block (1,2,3 and A,B,C), pyramid ring, vegetables set, pump, rettles, dancing ring, volleyball, skipping, 1,2,3 Board and block. The relief material also included the 4886 sweater pieces with necessary sizes to the students.

The extensive effort showcases a holistic strategy to meet the urgent needs of the students impacted by the disaster, addressing education, recreation, and essential items like clothing. Following their earlier assessment, the NJSI team identified significant challenges faced by students, including inadequate clothing for the cold weather and a lack of proper stationery materials. As a result, the follow-up initiative ensured that every child receives the necessary tools to pursue their education with renewed enthusiasm and confidence. The provision of Early Childhood Development (ECD) materials will encourage interactive learning and overall development among the students. The warm reception and positive feedback from the local community have encouraged the team to persist in the efforts and maintain the dedication..