Orientation on School Gardens to Teachers & different Stakeholder

  December 18 2017

A two day Teachers Training workshop was organized on the Concept of School Gardens for the Teachers of the Eco-Smart Circle School and NPP Team members by Nepal Prakriti Pathshala. The workshop was lead by Amalie ├śrsted, Team Leader from Haver til Maver, Denmark. The workshop had sessions from Plant Edible theory to How to design a school garden. The second day was dedicated to working with students of the Eco-Smart Program of Triyog School. The students also participated in salad making competition which was then judged by Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Mayor, Tokha Municipality, Mr. Sita Ram Koirala, NCED, Mr. Daniel Hervik, HtM and the Director, Mr. Ajit Lama of Triyog School. At the closing ceremony of the program, Daniel Hervik, Head of Planning & Research, HtM shared with the eminent group of policy leaders from Muncipality, and different departments of Ministry of Education along with the Teachers, the potential of Kathmandu Valley leading the school garden movement in Nepal and supporting the agenda of achieving the Global and Local Sustainable Goals. Sanjeevani Yonzonshared WCN’s objective of strengthening the impacts of the current curriculum of different subjects of the Government with integration of interactive methodologies and hands on pedagogy and explained how school gardens can allow such cohesion. She also called out to the Municipalities to work with the education sector and NGOs to pave a way of synergy and sustainable development. Sitaram Koirala, Deputy Director, NCED stressed the relevancy of school gardens in making learning objectives attainable whereas Mr. Narayan Kaji Kashichwa, Information Officer, Department of Education shared how school gardens is a priority of the Government and must reach all schools of Nepal. Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Mayor, Tokha Municipality, expressed his delight to be part of such an event and emphasized that environment is a priority for his office. He also pledged that his office would be happy to support, partner and collaborate with such initiatives of local schools and make it spread across the municipality. NPP would like to thank Mr. Ajit Lama, Mr. Niladri Parial and Triyog High School for kindly hosting the workshop in their School.