World Education Supports Increased Enrollment in Nepali School District
December 12, 2017
School enrollment is up in the Bajura District of Nepal. And that's a good thing!
An article in the Himalayan Times cites World Education Nepal’s Equity in Education in Disadvantaged Districts (EEDD) teacher training program as a reason for the boost in enrollment. The program, run in partnership with Nepal’s Ministry of Education and Seto Gurans Early Childhood Development Centre, is improving the quality of education in remote mountainous areas of western Nepal.
In recent years, government-run schools in remote areas of Bajura have reshaped teaching practices to improve student experience. World Education is training teachers methods to help children learn and gives schools early-grade reading materials and books so they can set up library corners and encourage reading for pleasure.
As the quality of education improves, “parents who used to enroll their children in private boarding schools have started enrolling their kids in government schools,” said Uma Katuwal, a teacher at Mahendra Primary School in Martadi.