International


On the right can be found links to various International Projects.

Quality Education Nepal - an opportunity to join an Australian initiative.

Imagine sending your children to a school where the teachers have no tertiary education and little training.  What education would they receive?  Yet that is the lot of most children of Nepal, the poorest country outside Africa.

Australian Rotary project "Quality Education Nepal" has been addressing this issue since 2011.  150 teachers have completed 3 years basic training (50 days) and are now receiving annual refresher training.  Another 150 have since been brought into the program, including an intake of 75 funded by a Rotary Foundation Global Grant project.

Training is delivered by LEARN (“Lifting Education, Advancing Rural Nepal”), an NGO established in 2014 specifically devoted to this program.  The trainers are experienced Nepalese teachers with Masters qualifications.  Their language, culture and knowledge of the curriculum allow them to deliver training more effectively and at far lower cost than any vocational exchange program - just US$15.50 per trainee day.  An MoU with the Department of Education ensures that the programs are aligned with government policy, with DoE staff actively involved in delivery.

To reach more teachers we need more Global Grant projects, each providing 50 days training for 70-80 teachers.  

If your club make even a modest commitment to a project over a three-year time-frame, you can help us reach many more teachers.  Please email peter@nepalaid.org.au to explore the possibilities.  Find out more at www.nepalaid.org.au, watch the videos at tinyurl.com/yd5x7ctd, or visit us in the House of Friendship in Toronto.

International pages:

D1150 International Newsletters

Copies of the newsletters

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District International Projects

A review of International projects in D1150.

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Youth Exchange

Rotary has been organising youth exchanges for over 60 years, providing incredible opportunities for young people to see the world

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District Shelter Box

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