Despite the upheaval brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Little Sisters Fund’s Basic Educator Training Program (BET) found a way to continue preparing and training teachers in Nepal. During the 2nd quarter of 2020, they suspended the BET program after Nepal entered a nationwide COVID lockdown on March 24 and all schools were closed. The nationwide lockdown ended July 21, 2020 and although local and regional lockdowns continued off and on throughout the summer and fall, they were able to resume BET sessions via Zoom in July. Specifically, 337 teachers participated in 9 Zoom trainings on using 3D models to further students’ understanding in areas of social studies, science, mathematics and art, 6 in-person follow-up visits were made to schools prior to COVID-19 lockdowns, and 44 virtual follow-up visits were made via Zoom.
Blog #199: Update on Project Grant to Little Sisters Fund