Local Curriculum Development Process of Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet, Karnali Province, Nepal

Event Date: May 14, 2021

Birendranagar municipality, Surkhet is developing their local curriculum for the schools of
municipality area. This curriculum is for basic level (grade 1-8). The aim of the curriculum is to
make the students and community aware about their locality and prepared skillful, practical and
good attitude students.

Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) is also assisting on this curriculum development process.
WCN is facilitating to prepare interactive and hands on curriculum for all themes. WCN is also
facilitating to incorporate the concept and activities of green school on local curriculum to
connect with sustainable development, local economy, environment conservation and behavioral
change of student. On this development process, municipality education department organized a
virtual workshop on theme/content finalization and curriculum writing strategies for writing team member on May 8, 2021. There were 25 expert participants from WCN, different schools, campus, municipality education department and curriculum development center. Sanjeevani Y. Shrestha, Director and Rajeshwar Rijal, Nature Interpreter from WCN were participated on this workshop. The workshop was focused on 8 different thematic areas which were decided by local experts,
community and municipality representatives on previous workshop. Participants from WCN
gave their expert view and past experienced of local curriculum development at different
municipalities across the Nepal and committed to support to prepare the interactive content of
sustainable development, environment and green school. Based on discussion on workshop
WCN provided a basic outline content of sustainable development, environment conservation
and green school.

The themes of the curriculum are as follows:
Name of Curriculum: We and Our Birendranagar
1. Our Birendranagar (Geography, climate, structure, facilities etc)
2. Local heritage and culture (temples, stupas, gumbas, churches, human resource, local
ethnicity, religion, festivals, local mela, jatraa etc)
3. Local profession and occupation (local production, market, respect, and promotion of local traditional works, industry, products, foods etc)
4. Disaster Management (landslide, flood, earthquake, fire, thunderstorm etc)
5. Local norms and values (respect, meditation, mental peace etc)
6. Sustainable development, environment conservation, green school (local plants, animals,
waste management, pollution control, water, energy, mines etc)
7. Local and traditional games (Chungi, rumal lukai etc)
8. Child rights and responsibilities (rules, regulations, responsibilities, values, respect to
older people and parents)

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