As a part of its international social development activities, JILAF has been implementing the School Project for the Eradication of Child Labour in India and Nepal for many years in cooperation with the national centers in those countries. In Nepal, the project has been implemented since 1996, and at present there are 450 pupils attending nine informal schools in that country. Fiscal 2018 marks the second year of their studies.
At the start of the new fiscal year, on April 10 (Tuesday) JILAF gathered teachers and school administrators from the schools for an informal school management meeting in Kathmandu.
In the meeting, the participants shared information about the achievements of school management and issues in fiscal 2017. Especially notable results included (1) the acquisition of high levels of understanding and appreciation from local residents, local education departments, and local companies; (2) independent school management in each district by branches of the Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC), which is enabling efforts toward better school management; and (3) the completion of a new school building in Bhaktapur through support from labour and management at Toto Ltd.
In addition, with school management beginning in May, the participants confirmed a school management policy for fiscal 2018. They also vowed to further strengthen information sharing and collaboration among JILAF, the NTUC headquarters and branches, teachers, and others, firmly fulfill their duties and roles, and make efforts in unison to improve the abilities of students.
Prior to the informal school management meeting, teacher training was held on April 8 (Sunday) and 9 (Monday) with the aim of improving the classroom techniques of school teachers. Speakers from the Non-formal Education Center gave lectures on teaching methods for five subjects (Nepalese, English, science, social studies, and arithmetic) and environment building for better learning. Other activities included practical role-playing class demonstrations.
|04/08||Sun||Teacher training (Day 1)|
|04/09||Mon||Teacher training (Day 2)|
|04/10||Tue||School management meeting|