CITC's 'Inspire Programme' makes great progress
Thanks to the support from the Soroptimist International’s Educate to Lead Campaign, we have been able to implement training and guidance with a strong focus on developing the skills of CITC supported female teachers and providing dedicated assistance to girls in education. The ‘Inspire’ programme has got off to a great start.
In April, we were able to deliver specialist ECED teacher training at Shree Lukla Secondary School, provided by CITCNepal, in partnership with Devina Pradhanang, lead specialist in Nepal in ECED development. This has enabled CITC sponsored teachers to facilitate valuable teaching and learning experiences for children in Nepal. The sessions included practical activities, highlighting the value of a child-centred hands on approach to learning.
Following on from the Autumn 2016 training, September 2017 CITC provided First Aid and Menstrual Health workshops at Shree Sagarmatha Secondary School in the village of Bung.
117 girls received Days for Girls Health, Training (Menstrual Health and Hygiene) including management of reusable menstrual health kits. The kits will soon be locally sourced with the added benefit of providing income for locals and creating longer term benefits through a sustainable cottage-type industry.
In October students, female teachers and parents were enjoying joining in with 'Make Your Own Menstrual Kit' Training in Bakhapalam Secondary School, Sotang organised by Classrooms In the Clouds Nepal and supporting partner Days For Girls. It was great to see the girls so enthused about the difference the kits would make to them. We will be continuing our menstrual health training next year and will be welcoming volunteers the North West Girl Guides as part of their visit to Nepal. November 2017 saw team building and problem solving workshops in the village of Kangel and further ECED training led by Devina Pradhanang. These sessions were attended by 20 women teachers, passionate about their duty as inspirational role models for the next generation. Through ongoing focussed training, we will be able to provide a learning environment to empower women and girls to break the cycle of poverty and reach their learning potential.