PHASE II: Dailekh School Project

Quality School Education through Teacher Training

Dailekh School Project (DSP) was a collaboration of the Rato Bangala School, Rato Bangala Foundation (RBF), a non-profit organization and the Government of Nepal, Department of Education. Encouraged by the success of Phase I project, RBPOP in 2009 decided to put all its resources in one district, Dailekh, by bringing 513 public schools covering about 1,900 teachers and 70,000 students at the primary level.

The main goal of the DSP was to improve the teaching and learning process in primary Schools classrooms (grades one to five) through emphasis on a child friendly learning environment and empowerment of all the members of the school community. In order to achieve this, the project focused not only in the classroom but the entire community as a whole. Different trainings to community and school leaders, primary school teachers were provided. The project included community involvement, youth empowerment and also provided support materials to the schools.

In 2012, The Dailekh School Project received the 'UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.’ This award is given to support, encourage and benefit those working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers towards Education for All (EFA).