US Department of Agriculture visit to laptop school in Doti
June 2016 | Doti
Program Analyst from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Alessandra McCormack visited Mahadev Primary School in Mauwa, Doti to learn how students in this remote community are learning with the help of laptops and digital content. This was one of the schools in Doti where OLE Nepal and WFP had introduced the laptop program in 2011. Since 2014, the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program under USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Services has supported WFP and OLE Nepal in the implementation of laptop programs in the far western districts. During the visit Ms. McCormack observed classes where students were learning using interactive digital content, and discussed with teachers and parents about the impact of the program on student learning.
Ms. McCormack was accompanied by Head of Programme Iain McDonald and Head of Education Support Mamta Gurung from WFP Country Office, and Mr. Rabindra Chand, Head of WFP Sub-office, Dipayal.