Kathmandu, March 3, 2018: United World Schools Nepal, a Nepal based charity dedicated to improve educational opportunities for the poor and marginalized children of the country has opened up applications for its UWS Nepal Teaching Fellowship 2018. The priority application deadline is 25 March 2018.
The Fellowship program provides Nepali youths an opportunity to serve as full-time teachers to children from poor and marginalized communities in Nepal where quality education is desperately needed.
The program aims to improve the quality of education delivered to the children in rural communities by practicing modern teaching methodology and practical based learning through trained fellows. Through this experience of teaching in the classroom and working with students, parents and community leaders the youths will be exposed to the grass root realities of Nepal’s education system. The two-year long program will not only provide an excellent starting platform to shape their careers and broaden their connections as a leader but also to initiate a systemic change towards educational equity in Nepal.
- Should be a Nepali citizen
- Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree.
The applicants will be invited to go through written tests, series of interviews and interaction process, from which ten new fellows will be selected.
The fellows will receive one-month intensive training on child-centered learning, early years development, outdoor learning, classroom management, and leadership development training by experts in the education sector before they are sent to the rural areas to teach. Play-based and child-centered learning methods will be the prime focus in primary level education so that the students will be encouraged to learn and understand the concepts in an engaging manner. Hence by providing trained manpower and resources in the rural areas, this program hopes to change the current scenario of the primary education sector in Nepal.
The pre-departure training will last for a month where the fellows will develop excellent communication and leadership skills whereas, the in-service training will last throughout the fellowship period to tackle the problems encountered during their stay.
Established in 2015 by Country Director Surya Karki, UWS, Nepal has been successful in building 15 earthquake resistant schools, placing 24 community teachers benefiting 1500 children in Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi districts. According to Education and Fellowship Director, Avinash Jha, the lack of modern teaching methodology created the need for a trained teacher, resulting in the initiation of Nepal Teaching Fellowship Program in April 2017. With its growing success and placing 5 exceptional fellows and 24 community teachers, UWS Nepal has decided to launch the fellowship program every year.
Deadline: 25 March 2018
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