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Faculty Support

Although most urban schools in Kathmandu are well staffed, most of the rural schools in the remote villages struggle constantly to provide consistent faculty for the students. Long travel distances and lower pay often result in high absentee rates for faculty and difficulties in keeping others on a long term basis. Classrooms often go unsupervised or students combine together into one crowded room to maintain a suitable learning environment. WWEP works to provide basic faculty for schools struggling with retention of staff as well as funding for arts and culture classes in urban areas where staff attendance is far less challenging.

Rural Kindergarten and Pre-school Faculty Positions

Primary education is the foundation for success for Nepali children. Pre-primary classes, such as kindergarten and nursery, are key to getting the children off on the proper foot when they do reach Class One. Originally slated for two classrooms serving 30 students, the pre-school program was intended to fill one small facility located on the ridge line of the village. The overwhelming success of the program has necessitated the expansion into eight classrooms to accommodate the nearly 120 young children from the nearby village communities eager to attend early classes.

The 2023 term started and our Primary school in the village of Sipapokhare  in the Sindhupalchowk district has a full teaching staff ready for the children. The remote hilltop school opened six years ago and we have been striving to fully staff all of the classes with faculty. The children's classes cover three levels of pre-primary school with about 12-18 students per class and four levels of primary school classes with 12-20 students each.
Thank you to our partners at Sindhu Utthan Kendra Nepal for their tireless work in managing the school and the staff.

Urban Arts and Culture Classes for Advanced Students

Although the basics of reading, math, science and language are always taught in all levels of school in Nepal, the arts and related courses are sometimes left behind as school budgets struggle to make ends meet. Private boarding schools will sometimes have arts programs but not always to the level desired by creative students. Government schools will never have the resources to provide for arts education.
WWEP supports local schools that offer programs in the creative arts such as music, dance, drawing and painting. We provide salaries for guest instructors to visit schools and other organizations serving children that do not have suitable arts programs. We also provide materials for arts classes so that students are not burdened with the purchase of the supplies needed to fulfill their artistic pursuits.

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Photo: Sindhu Utthan Kendra Nepal

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Photo: Sindhu Utthan Kendra Nepal

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