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VIN’s Teacher Development Project offers volunteers and interns the opportunity to appraise teaching methods in Nepali community schools and work with the teachers to implement positive change. Research reveals that great teacher is the most influencing school related factor for producing great students, so strict attention should be given for teacher development.

VIN’s overall objective is the empowerment of marginalised communities but without good quality education an individual cannot be empowered, let alone a whole community. Good quality primary education is commonly regarded as the best foundation for future development, however, in rural community schools the quality is low.  Many of the teachers are untrained and unqualified and regularly use a lecture style of teaching, asking their students to copy from a blackboard.  VIN aims to give teachers in Jitpur Phedi and Okhaldhunga, our focus communities, access to teaching techniques which promote creativity and critical thinking in a child-friendly environment.  To achieve this we perform assessments, conduct workshops and provide training, interactive seminars and individual support.

As a volunteer you must have a sound foundation in teacher development.  In return you will have the chance to observe Nepali teaching methods.  You will plan and carry out workshops or training, helping to develop teachers’ ability to share knowledge and facilitate learning.  You will support the teachers by providing materials and teaching English language.  You are invited to share experience from your home countries and to introduce any activity that supports our ideals.

During your placement you will live in the community in a home-stay environment with a Nepali host family, where you will be immersed in the Nepali language and culture.

Ultimately, VIN wishes to create the opportunity for a cultural exchange program between Nepali school teachers and others around the world.  This will enable teachers to challenge themselves and experience other education systems, helping them to become more informed educators.  VIN is seeking the right volunteers who are in the position to develop teachers and makes a world of difference.

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