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Refresher Training in Jajarkot

Jajarkot | December 2021:

Our training team completed the refresher training program for the teachers from 12 laptop program schools in Jajarkot. The training program was held in two separate locations for teachers from six schools at each event. The training event for schools at Nalagad Municipality was held on December 3-5, 2021, and at Kuse Rural Municipality was held on December 9-11, 2021. Following covid safety precautions, only two teachers from each school were invited to participate in the training. 

This was the final of the three-stage training program for teachers from 12 laptop program schools in Jajarkot, which was launched in September 2019. The refresher training for laptop program schools is designed to help teachers deal with challenges and any issues encountered while integrating digital resources in their daily classroom. During the training sessions, teachers revisited the key concepts and skills learned in the initial and in-school training. Teachers were provided an open forum to share their best practices and revisit strategies for overcoming technological, pedagogical, and management challenges. 

To ensure efficient integration of digital lessons in classrooms, the trainers emphasized the necessity of thorough planning and preparation. Teachers also discussed the status of the laptops, library servers, network and power equipment at their schools, and how they could increase and utilize the maintenance fund for the up-keep of the devices with support from local authorities.

Some photos from the training program:

Teacher training and technical support for the laptop program in Jajarkot were launched in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), under their School Meals Programme, which is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition grant. Laptops for the schools were made possible through the contributions of our supporters. The WFP district coordinator for Jajarkot observed both training events.

Special thanks to Ram KC & Karen James, and the communities in Goshen and Middlebury, Indiana who come together each year at annual OLE Nepal benefit events to support access to quality education for children in remote parts of Nepal.