Kindergarten teachers trained in play-based learning in a Nepalese province

Sep 19, 2018
Kindergarten class in Dhading

Kindergarten class in Dhading

In Nepal, as in many countries, education for 3-6 year olds is still too formal and based on academic learning, an approach that is not well suited to the development of these young children. Since the end of 2017, Planète Enfants & Développement has been accompanying kindergarten teachers in the Nepalese district of Dhading. This accompaniment aims to better Stimulate small students, especially through play.

To date, we have trained more than 20 teachers who teach in local schools. They have followed an initial training designed and led by our Early Childhood Development expert followed by on-the-job coaching.

In order to ensure the course qualityThese teachers are regularly monitored by the PE&D team.

While more than 90% of children in developed countries grow up in kindergarten, only 50% of children in developing countries do. Yet this is during the first years that the child lays the foundations of its development.

These activities are part of a comprehensive project, launched in 2006, to promote gender equality andimproving conditions for early childhood development of the Chepang minority of Dhading. This community is historically discriminated against and extremely precarious. This project also supports young girls and women, as well as their children, working in exploitative conditions in the entertainment sector in Kathmandu. More than 1400 people will benefit from this project in 3 years. Its ultimate goal is to break the vicious circle of gender violence by helping children to build on another model.

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