Social Action Grant Award Ceremony

Wednesday 18 March 2015

 

30 schools from Nuwakot, Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Jhapa, Lamjung, Kaski Pharphing, Kavre, Kathmandu and Lalitpur were awarded a seed fund of £200 (Two Hundred Pounds) each to carry out individual Social Action Projects in their school and local community. Social Action project for this year was organized in partnership with Laxmi InterContinental Hyundai and in collaboration with Maiti Nepal. The sum were handed over to the representatives of individual school during a Social Action Grant Award Ceremony, organized today by the British Council at Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godavari. These grants were awarded to schools as part of the Student Leadership strand under the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme.

Awashis Ojha, Senior Brand Manager of Laxmi InterContinental Pvt. Ltd during the award ceremony expressed his heartfelt congratulations to all the winning 30 schools.  He further added, “We are very pleased to be working collaboratively for the first time with British Council Nepal.  This student led initiative Social Action Project is a very innovative and interesting concept to enhance leadership qualities in the students and moreover introducing social awareness projects in different districts of Nepal is very inspirational. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strand we are looking forward to enhance and enrich our partnership with the British Council and Maiti Nepal to bring positive changes in the learning attitude of the students who will become socially responsible citizens of the country.”

The Social Action Projects are student-led initiatives that tackle issues relevant to local communities, ranging from environmental actions to issues of social justice and drug abuse. These projects help to develop student's leadership and team building skills and also to enhance their understanding of local issues making them committed to change. All the selected schools have shown dedication towards making their projects a success. List of schools and their project is attached with this press release.

Following the announcement of Connecting Classrooms Social Action Project, various schools from different districts of Nepal submitted Social Action Project proposals with the intention to put their ideas into action for the betterment of their local communities in December 2014. The project idea and plans were evaluated by British Council team and Maiti Nepal. Based on the evaluation a total of 30 schools of different districts were also provided a workshop on student voice and leadership and guidance on implementing Social Action Projects on 16-17 March 2015 at Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godavari. The time duration for completion of their projects will be 3 months.

List of Schools awarded the Grant:

Name of the School

Location

Kalika Sharan Higher Secondary School

Kathmandu

Mahadev Secondary School

Nuwakot

Shree Narayani Higher Secondary School

Dolakha

Hira Devi Lower Secondary School

Sindhupalchowk

Indreshwari Higher Secondary School

Sindhupalchowk

Saraswati Higher Secondary School

Sindhupalchowk

Setika Devi Higher Secondary School

Sindhupalchowk

Janata Secondary School

Sindhupalchowk

Shree Jana Udhdar Primary School

Kabhrepalanchowk

Amar Higher Secondary School

Dolakha

Nobel Academy

Kathmandu

Lapilang High Secondary School

Dolakha

Shree Dadakharka Secondary School

Dolakha

Golmadevi Primary School

Kabhrepalanchowk

Shree Kalika Higher Secondary School

Dolakha

Mandala International School

Kathmandu

Reliance co-ed

Kathmandu

Nabin Gram Shikshya Mandir Higher Secondary School

Kathmandu

Shikharapur Community School

Pharphing

St. Capitanio

Palpa

Suryajyoti English Boarding

Jhapa

Shree Kushadevi Higher Secondary School

Kabhrepalanchowk

Kaukeshwari Secondary School

Nuwakot

Spiral Galaxy High Secondary School

Kaski

Shree Abhiman memorial Lower Secondary School

Kaski

Creative Academy

Kathmandu

Kalika SS

Kabhrepalanchowk

Gyanodaya

Lalitpur

Bal Adarsha High School

Kabhrepalanchowk

Bhu.Pu. Sainik Higher Secondary School

Lamjung

About the British Council

The British Council is a registered not-for-profit- organization that operates as an executive non-departmental public body. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. The British Council has been working in Nepal since 1959 AD and currently, it offers services in 6 cities in Nepal.

British Council’s Connecting Classroomsis a global education programme for schools. It is designed to help young people learn about global themes and become responsible global citizens, as well as giving them the skills to work in a worldwide economy. It offers school partnerships and accreditation along with professional development courses for teachers and a chance for them to share best practice with their counterparts around the world.

A joint-venture between the British Council and the Department for International Development (DFID), this programme, aimed at schools, has been designed in response to an independent review of how best to teach young people about global themes. Featuring the very best of the old Global School Partnerships scheme and Connecting Classrooms, this richer and more streamlined programme offers more opportunities for schools, educators, young people and policymakers.

Connecting Classrooms is made up of the following four main parallel strands. The first three relate directly to schools:

a)  School partnerships

b)  Continuing professional development for teachers and

c)  Awards and Accreditation – in the form of the ISA

d)  Policy dialogue.

Contact person

Ashim Kharel

School Project Manager

ashim.kharel@britishcouncil.org.np

Ph#4410798/ext:3145

Suchita Shrestha

Marketing and Communication Manager

suchita.shrestha@britishcouncil.org.np

Ph#4410798/ext:3129