There is much respect for the value of education in Nepal and parents make great efforts to get their children to school. But in the more remote areas, such as in Garambesi, the facilities are extremely basic with very few learning resources. Teachers undertake very limited training before taking up posts. Many of them rely on outdated, well worn text books. SAHODAR UK has provided some teacher training and are looking for ways to ensure training methods are updated to provide effective and enjoyable learning. Education is acknowledged as a significant way out of poverty. A partner charity, TNT, based in New Zealand, has generously supported three additional teachers to work in local schools.
Local teachers receiving some training from experienced UK teachers. Here they are being shown how simple hand puppets made from socks can be used to inspire the learning of the English language in a creative and fun way. It is now quite noticeable how the young people are grasping the English language, which opens greater opportunities for learning as they end their school careers.