CLCRís Vision - A Violence-free Nepali Classroom
The following concepts are some of what we are looking at trying to achieve within Nepal in the future.
Whilst our school and education based projects are our major priority we
do have plans for further development within the country.
We have now established a CLCR branch in Nepal as a further NGO body (CLCR Nepal) to extend our reach
and further our opportunity for positive intervention into the lives of underprivileged children. We will also
utilise this body as an opportunity to extend the school project and focus upon the following in an effort t
o bring long term social change to Nepal.
Stage: 1. The Network of Child Rights Protectors
Create a network of in country and global organisations to work with the Nepalese Government and the Ministry
of Educationís legal sector in an effort to eradicate corporal punishment within all schooling sectors.
The current law that states that it is illegal to use violence against children when disciplining them,
this has not stopped the long ingrained practice of physical beatings in classrooms. Basically we want
this situation changed in an effort to make schools a safe place for kids to learn, have fun and not live in fear.
Stage: 2.The Heartland Teacher Training Centre
Coordinately, stage two of this plan is to link this action to
providing the skills training to teachers so that they can manage childrenís
needs without the use of violence. We are already doing this on a small scale
within our own school to demonstrate to the parents, local community and other
schools surrounding that you donít have to use violence against children to
manage their in-class needs.
Thus we are looking to partner with the education
agencies in Nepal (universities, training colleges) that provide teacher
training and qualifications to implement compulsory subjects within their
overall courses that focus upon child psychology, development of violence-free
student management techniques, and relevant teaching skills that donít simply
involve lecturing straight from the text books.
On our current school and operational site we also are planning to construct an accredited teachers
training facility so that we can be more effective at directly training the
teachers of Nepal in teaching methods of non-violence on a much larger, more effective scale. This
is one part of our long term vision for the education
sector and society of Nepal. We truly believe that education is the key to creating a better
Nepal to educate those that can make a difference and who are the next generation of the country.
Thatís our vision for a safer country.