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Kindergarten class in Dhading

In Nepal, as in many other countries, the education of children from 3-6 years of age is still overly formal and based on academic learning, an approach poorly adapted to the development of these young children. Since the end of 2017, Planète Enfants & Développement has supported the kindergarten teachers in the Nepalese district of Dhading with the goal of better stimulating the young students, especially through games. 

Up until now, we have trained more than 20 professors teaching in local schools. They have attended an initial training, developed and facilitated by our experts in Développement Petite Enfance, followed by coaching in the field. 

In order to ensure the quality of our courses, these teachers are subject to regular monitoring by our team at PE&D. 

While more than 90% of the children in developed countries grow up in kindergartens, only 50% in developing countries enjoy the same treatment. However, it is during the first few of years of life that a child lays the foundation for its future development. 

These activities are part of our global project of promoting gender equality and improvement of the conditions for the development of young children of the Chepang minority of Dhading, launched in 2016. This community has been marked by discrimination and extreme vulnerability in history. Our project also supports the young girls and women, including their children, who work in the exploitative conditions in the sector of “entertainment” (equivalent to prostitution) in Kathmandu. More than 1,400 people have benefited from our project in 3 years. The ultimate goal is to break the vicious cycle of gender violence while aiding the children in rebuilding their lives based on another model. 

CIDE, article 28.3: “States Parties shall promote and encourage international cooperation in matters relating to education, in particular with a view to contributing to the elimination of ignorance and illiteracy throughout the world and facilitating access to scientific and technical knowledge and modern teaching methods. In this regard, particular account shall be taken of the needs of developing countries.”

 

September 19, 2018