ASD in collaboration with Forum for Wildlife and Environment Preserve (FOWEP), Kavre organized a half-day interaction program on ‘Remedial Support in Public Schools’ on 25th September 2012 at Yala Maya Kendra, Lalitpur. Representatives from Department of Education, Curriculum Development Centre and Educationists were present in the program. The program primarily focused on policy gaps and implementation issues of the ‘remedial support in public schools’.
During the program, the participants agreed on the common consensus that the ‘remedial support’ should be the part of regular teaching and not looked upon as an additional activity. Moreover, given the nature of public institutions and schools in Nepal, the need for formulation of guidelines and manual for the practice of ‘remedial support’ was also discussed.
In collaboration with Martin Chautari, the ASD organized a half day discussion program on "The Impact of FM Radio on Local Development and Governance" on 21 September 2012 at Butwal.The purpose of the program was to assess the impact of FM stations in the issues of local development and governance and to orient them about the actual role that FM radio needs to play in the same context. A total of 57 participants consisting of Station Managers from FM station of Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi,Palpa, Bhairawa and Butwal, Civil Society Members, Local reporters and Advocates were present at the discussion.
ASD Youth Program organised five day debate training on British Parliamentary format with faculty members from three Universities, namely; Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University and Mid-Western University from September 02-06, 2012 in Nagarkot and three day training on the similar format of debating with University level students from September 08-10, 2012 in Lalitpur. The training was conducted by Mr. Logan Balajivendran.
Mr. Balajivendra, an educationist from Malaysia has more than a decade of experience within a formal university environment developing undergraduates, postgraduates and working professional in varying class sizes. He has conducted training workshops in more than 15 countries, for students of all ages and abilities, from all over the world.
ASD in collaboration with Saipatri Club, Syangja organized a half-day workshop on “Higher Secondary Education: Issues and Challenges” on 7th September 2012, at Pokhara. Representatives from HISAN, HISTAN, teachers involved in higher secondary education, representatives from school management committee (+2) and representatives from regional higher secondary education board participated in the workshop. The workshop focused on the major issues and challenges of higher secondary education in relation to affiliation, curriculum, examination system and structural integration of higher secondary level (+2) within the School Sector Reform Plan (SSRP).
ASD conducted a three-day workshop for young women leaders from 28th -30th August, 2012 in Nepalgunj.The objective of the training was to enhance the capacity of emerging young women leaders to play an effective role in reducing violence against women in their communities and make them aware of the theoretical and practical aspects of Gender and Advocacy. 19 young women from various districts of Mid- western, Far Western and Central Regions of Nepal participated in the workshop and shared issues from their own communities concerning women.