Education volunteer Gareth worked with head teachers and teachers to encourage the use of lesson plans, low / no cost teaching resources and interactive learning techniques.
Keeping children learning
In Nepal forty seven percent of Dalits or ‘untouchables’ live below the poverty line and school dropout rates are high amongst Dalit children. VSO teaching and education volunteers in Nepal are placed at government schools across the country to ensure the most marginalised (often girls of a low status caste) receive an education that can help lift them out of the cycle of poverty.
Over two years, volunteer Gareth worked with head teachers and teachers to encourage the use of lesson plans, low / no cost teaching resources and interactive learning techniques to engage children more effectively in the classroom.
Gareth worked with six government-run schools in the around the town of Surkhet.
Gareth has also helped teachers at transform empty stone classroom walls into lively and fun learning environments, and encouraged teachers to use interactive teaching methods that stimulate the minds of their pupils.
Since Gareth began work, children have started attending school more regularly.