In April 2015, Nepal experienced a devastating earthquake. As much as the earthquake was a tragedy, it was also an opportunity for us to promote new approaches to teaching that value emotional well ­being of students. In just over a month, we trained 277 trainers who went on to train 6,412 teachers in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavre, Nuwakot and Dhading. Our efforts that started with just three teachers ultimately reached 200,600 students.

Karkhana and Rato Bangala Foundation collaborated to come up with a Post-quake primer and a 5 day lesson plan for teachers.

  1. Nawa Marga: Post Quake Relief Through Education (English)
  2. Training of Trainers (English)
  3. Training of Trainers (Nepali)

Here are the list of blog posts and articles related to the project:

  1. Back to school in Nepal. What has Changed?
  2. Dhading Diaries II: A Retrospective 
  3. Dhading Diaries I: Challenges of Training in Dhading
  4. A Different Route to a Community
  5. Helping Children Cope
  6. 6 Ways to Help
  7. Facilitating Teachers, First Week of School
  8. “First Day Back” Trial Classes
  9. Learning Continues II
  10. Learning Continues I