Education Centres

The Education Centres established by CanHelp Nepal:
2018

The Education Centre

Est. Date

Place

Inaugurated by

David and Carolyn Memorial Education Centre (DACMEC)

19th March, 2012

CanHelp Nepal, Nayabazar, Kathmandu

Mr. Danim Dunn,

Acting Australian Ambassador to Nepal

Nolan and Family Education Centre (NFEC)

27th September, 2012

Vinayak Shiksha Niketan

Thimi, Bhaktapur

Mr. Danim Dunn,

First Seceratry, Australian Embassy in Nepal

David and Carolyn Memorial Education Centre- II (DACMEC-II)

11th June, 2013

Dhunibeshi English Boarding Higher Secondary School

His Excellency Mr. Glenn White, Australian Ambassador to Nepal.

Dev Bhumi IT Education Centre 25th April,2014

Bhuwoneshwori Lower Secondary School, Dev Bhumi, Aapghari, Baluwa-2, Kavre

Stephen Rowe, Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassay

The education centres are launched with the aim of promoting IT education to the underprivileged children. These centres provide computer facilities, library and various other welfare schemes in education required for the children.

The main objectives of an Education Centre are as follows:

  1. To enhance the standard and quality of education in a deprived community by providing computer facilities and a library as educational resources available to children and the teachers.
  2. To conduct educational workshops, activities, computer and IT training, etc. for children so that they are better equipped with the knowledge and skills to compete with the world.
  3. To conduct various educational programs which are developed and designed according to the community’s need basis.

Criteria for setting up an Education Centre

  1. The funding model is to invite a major donor to be responsible for funding a specific education centre in a specific community. Thus, naming rights of the centre will be assigned to that donor.
  2. The precise physical location of each Centre will depend upon the needs and wishes of schools located in that community, and may be within a specific school or within rented or donated space in close proximity to schools.
  3. The resources and scope of activities within each centre will vary considerably according to the wishes of the specific community schools and to the funding available. For example:An Education Centre will comprise a donation of a number of computers to a specific school, to supplement that school’s existing computer equipment.These will be housed and run by teachers and students of that school. Funding will not be provided for any set-up or operations with the exception of computer monitoring software, library management software and the necessary on-site staff training. The school concerned will undertake the responsibility to make their Education Centre facilities available to the wider student body within the community according to scheduled timetables. These Centres may be enhanced over time with additional funding as it becomes available.

The precise physical location of each Centre will depend upon the needs and wishes of schools located in that community, and may be within a specific school or within rented or donated space in close proximity to schools.

The resources and scope of activities within each centre will vary considerably according to the wishes of the specific community schools and to the funding available.

As a minimum example, an Education Centre will comprise a donation of a number of computers to a specific school, to supplement that school’s existing computer equipment.These will be housed and run by teachers and students of that school. Funding will not be provided for any set-up or operations with the exception of computer monitoring software and library management software and the necessary on-site staff training. The school concerned will undertake to make their Education Centre facilities available to the wider student body within the community according to scheduled timetables. These Centers may be enhanced over time with additional funding as it becomes available.

The main objectives of an Education Centre are as follows:

To enhance the standard and quality of education in a community by providing computer facilities, a library of educational resources, available to children and their teachers.

  1. To conduct educational workshops, activities, computer and IT skills training, etc. for children so that they get a chance to learn different skills which are essential for them to compete with other better-off children.
  2. To conduct various educational programs which are developed according to the community’s need basis.

Facilities provided by the Education Centres

There are 20 computers available in each centre. The centre provides the updated computer facilities, a printer, high speed internet access with a power backup system, games and other facilities.

2.Access to the centre’s library

Books play an integral part in children’s educational development. Keeping this in mind, all of our centres have a separate section for a library and reading area. Children of the community can visit the library during their free time and spend time there reading their favorite books. Members of the centre are allowed to borrow up to 2 books at a time which they can keep with them for 2 weeks.

3.Computer classes

In the era of technology, Information Technology aids plenty of resources to enhance the teaching skills and learning ability. We believe that acquiring the necessary technological knowledge and skill will give an opportunity to the underprivileged children to better compete with the other privileged children in the competitive job market, open up future development prospective for their village and hence, help improve the family income.

The education centres runs computer classes from time to time to help its members and other children of the community develop their computer skills. Since most of the children do not have computers at home, they get an opportunity to develop their computer skills through personalized computer classes run by the centre. In addition to this, they also get to learn the advantages and disadvantages of using computers and proper ways to use them for the maximum benefit.

DSC072574. DWSP (Dr. Woodley Scholarship Program)

Dr Woodley Scholarship Program is a new initiative which focuses on computers and information technology and aims to create some role models amongst the student body who are conscientiously learning to touch-type and master the use of computers to benefit their learning and enhance their future job prospects.

5. Story Telling program

Storytelling is an interactive and integrated form of art where language, vocalization, physical movements and gestures are used to convey messages, knowledge and information to the audience in an entertaining way. Storytelling can be very helpful to children in enhancing their vocabulary, listening skills and imaginative skills. Therefore, with these kind of story telling programme CanHelp Nepal helps in developing their creative minds and attracting them towards reading books.

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6. Fun Holiday and Educative program

In today’s society with more nuclear families, when children are at home, they hardly get a chance to interact with other children. Especially during holiday seasons, children are bound to spend a lot of time alone. Without any activities to keep themselves occupied, they mostly spend their time in front of the television. Spending whole day in front of the TV does not help children grow both physically and intellectually. Children get a chance to spend their holiday in a safe environment and at the same time get an opportunity to learn new things if they get a chance to participate in holiday programs especially tailored for their age group.

Holiday fun & educative programs offered by the centres are filled with fun and educative classes to keep children occupied during their holidays. The classes of the program are especially modified for children of certain age groups. The fun filled environment of the program allows children to learn new things in an educative and entertaining way. Since all classes are interactive and innovative, children get an opportunity to participate equally in the classes while learning from one another. Children also get an opportunity to make new friends and build up the self confidence in them.

7. Movie Shows for educational/moral/entertainment purposes

Movies can be a great source of entertaining and educational tool for the children. Educational videos and documentaries help kids learn vocabulary, spelling, or just about any topic they need and make learning a great experience for kids.

Our education centres, thus organizes a great movie experience for the children of selected age groups so that all the children participating in the program get an opportunity to learn the integrated lessons together

8.Teachers Training

We all believe that teachers play an important role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children during their formative years. The education that students acquire is the key to determining the future of the students. We all know that the kids today are the nation builders of tomorrow and the teachers become the role models for these children. The teacher must create a warm and protective environment. A teacher is not an expert on the first day of their profession. We believe that it is necessary for anyone who is a teacher or is aspiring to become one to be well prepared. Bearing this in mind, CanHelp Nepal is motivated to create a team of well trained teachers who can be such role models and give quality education to the children. Therefore, we strongly believe that for any teacher, Teacher’s Professional Development Course is an absolute necessity to be able to apply new methods and techniques of teaching in the classroom. Looking at this need, our Centers organize Teacher’s Professional Development Course for the teachers who can integrate the lessons and make their lesson more interesting and fun learning to hold on the interest of the children in the lesson.