There are a lot of small things that make a Santi School Project trained teacher’s classroom different. But those little details add up to big changes in a child’s education. Instead of blank concrete block, these walls are covered with colorful projects created by the students and displayed with pride.
In most Nepali government schools, children are trained to sit quietly and not interact during their classes. But not here. The teachers keep the children at the center of their lessons and work with students individually to bring out their best. Rather than teaching “at” the students, they foster participation through fun activities that keep kids engaged in the learning process.
The mood is different, too. The students’ eyes sparkle as they’re challenged in their schoolwork. Their personalities shine through as they work to form opinions and think for themselves. And isn’t that really what education is all about?