Phase III

The third phase of RBPOP is focusing on its own district Lalitpur. With the objective of developing a child friendly culture, 13 schools have been selected as lead schools of Lalitpur. The project focuses on providing Leadership Trainings, Early Childhood Trainings and fostering Child-friendly Practices in the partner schools. The Project also aims to conduct STEM projects and Bal Sahitya Mahotsav in the respective Schools.

LEAD SCHOOL PROJECT

The Lead School Project is a three year project of which two years have been completed successfully. Training for teachers on child development, as well as content areas such as Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies are being conducted. Training sessions also include topics such as classroom management and how to set up and run a library in the classroom or within the school. Some combined sessions of teachers and principals are also conducted in order to support them to work for the betterment of the students and to encourage better communication and cooperation between the teachers and school administration.  The school leaders share how the training provided by RBPOP have helped them make positive impact on their schools.  They also enjoyed a 3-day retreat.

As the part of the phase III project, RBPOP, with the help of trainers from Rato Bangala Foundation is helping the lead schools to organize Bal Sahitya Mahotsav (BSM) in their schools. Nine schools have successfully organized BSM in their schools so far. RBPOP also collaborated with Karkhana to conduct the Science Fellowship Program in the lead schools for students from Grade VI to VIII.

Early Childhood Development Project:

A well planned Early Childhood Development (ECD) program can provide great benefits to a child.  RBPOP is now focusing on developing an effective ECD program to be implemented in 13 Lead schools of Lalitpur. RBPOP sees this as an opportunity to improve the way children learn in the early years, thus making learning much more effective and bring about a positive impact on children’s capabilities. Research has shown that investment in the early years brings the most impressive returns.  The initial one year Project starting from April 2018- April 2019 has been successfully completed and RBPOP is planning to continue the project.

As part of this project, RBPOP trained 83 students from RBS and other partner schools, who were waiting for their SEE results to work as volunteers in Early Childhood classes for 10 days while the teachers received their training. Teachers were provided 10 days face to face training. Ms Kalpana Parajuli, Early childhood teacher for over two decades led the trainings and also conducted demonstration classes in 13 lead schools. Trainers from Rato Bangala Foundation supported preschool teachers in setting up 27 classrooms in the 13 schools.

A complete set of wooden blocks, stationery, Puzzles, children’s books, song/poem charts, manipulative storage boxes, trays, floor cushions puppets, wooden figures for Science and Social studies math material, organizing shelves, Flex on eleven essential Child Centered Practices were provided to 13 schools .

A landmark meeting was held at Rato Bangala School with the elected officials of Lalitpur Muncipality on 26 Sep 2018. Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan and Deputy Mayor Ms. Gita Satyal participated in the meeting along with ward chairs and education officials on interactive sessions on early childhood program in order to ensure holistic development of each child. The participants committed to focus on early childhood given that it is the most important stage in a child’s development.