Established in 2013 under the global “Teach for All” umbrella, TfN places highly motivated young Nepali graduates (known as fellows) as teachers for two years in disadvantaged rural schools, with the aim of raising educational standards (especially in the key subjects of maths, science and English) and working with schools and communities to help improve the school environment. The fellows receive an intensive teacher training course, with follow up monitoring and support. They live in the local community and so are able to encourage more parents to send their children to school and to support their studies. The benefits are two-way, as students are able to achieve educational success and the confidence to envisage a different future, while fellows gain a greater understanding of the realities of life in a remote village or small town, which may be far from their own experience.
Why support Teach for Nepal
Year by year TfN is expanding and as of May 2019, 138 fellows are working in 65 schools in 7 of Nepal’s 75 districts. Already TfN reports significantly improved exam results in the schools where fellows are teaching, and over half of the 181 alumni fellows have continued to work in education or community impact after completing their two years. Reports from fellows demonstrate the enthusiasm, energy and imagination they bring to the project, so TfN is about Nepalis working to help Nepalis and contributing to the development of their country.
A two-year fellow’s placement costs £6,000, including teacher training, monitoring visits and living costs. You can make an annual contribution towards this and will receive regular updates on the project and activities of the fellow.
Stories of Impact
One of the beautiful things about Fellowship is the collaboration and sharing of learning that takes place among fellows. There are tens of projects being led by Fellows in the schools where they teach. There has been collaboration among fellows both within their schools and with fellows from other schools. For example, Jyoti and her colleagues collaborated with a fellow from another school to provide a mushroom farming session for her students.
Jyoti also collaborated with another fellow at her school to create an aero-step project where they used science and maths lessons on aerodynamics and how aircraft fly. They then supported their students to make model-aircrafts, which was widely appreciated in the school and community.