Primary Educator Training
The inconsistent quality of schooling and lack of socio-emotional support for learners is one reason for the high rate of drop-out in Nepal. In 2013 we started a Primary Educator Training Program (PET) focused on primary level teachers (classes 1-5) in Little Sisters Fund partner schools. Teaching in Nepal often focuses on rote memorization. We augment current teaching techniques with more child-focused and multi-sensory classroom methods that encourage analytical and critical thinking and group learning. Every year we augment the teaching skills of hundreds of teachers. Considering that each teacher interacts with 30, 50, 70 or even 100+ students in a day, this is an extremely cost-effective means to facilitate education, curiosity and the love of learning in the early school years.