The education system in Nepal faces many challenges, with rural schools often being the most disadvantaged. Schools are underfunded, there is very little hands-on learning and finding quality teachers is difficult.
Our charity the FutureSense Foundation works with the local community year-round to develop and implement programs that address these issues and improve overall education quality. As an education intern, you will be assisting this work. Some of the projects you could be involved in include:
Conducting research to understand the complex issues affecting education in the local area.
Developing curricula that will engage children in their education and fill current knowledge gaps.
Running workshops to help up-skill local teachers.
Delivering lessons at local schools that allow children to learn in a hands-on manner and develop crucial life skills.
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When you arrive in Nepal you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about Nepalese culture and history, get your bearings around town, meet community partners and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’ll be working on.
For the rest of your internship you'll work with FutureSense Monday - Friday and the weekend will be free to do your own travelling. In the final week of your internship you will give a presentation to the FutureSense team and local community members of the projects you've been working on.
On the last day, you’ll be transported back to the airport or you can continue on with your own travels.
Download the itinerary for a day-by-day overview of the internship
Doing an internship like this will help you gain crucial transferrable skills and boost your employability. Some of the capabilities you can expect to develop are:
Flexibility and working in an ever-changing environment.
Making presentations and public speaking.
Research and making comparisons.
Using theoretical frameworks to guide the practical implementation of strategies.
An understanding of the Nepalese education system and the complexities of delivering programs in a developing country.
Challenges Abroad Nepal was a rewarding and worthwhile experience. It was great to be a part of the school and I truly felt that our team made a difference.Alicia Coventry - Monash University