We will be conducting Teachers' Professional Development training in Chitwan from 5-14 July and in Dhading from 7-16 July.
Artist Ujala Shrestha, a Creating Heroines alumnus and grantee who traversed Tarai from west to east, spending 50 days in Madhesh by conducting Creating Heroines workshops in five cities, and interacting directly with more than 90 young women will be giving a talk at the British Council about her journey through Tarai.
A ten-day training on Teachers' Professional Development will be conducted from 25 June to 4 July in Ramechhap district. A total of 23 teachers are participating in the training.
On 5 June, we are celebrating World Environment Day by organising a programme of presentations by young environmentalists:
Milan Rai: a multidisciplinary artist who is creating pocket parks in Lalitpur
HATTIHATTI and Bora Studio Nepal: two companies dedicated to creating and promoting sustainable fashion
Krishna Prasad Bhusal: a bird conservationist working to save Nepal’s vulture population
Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN): an organization educating young people about the importance of conservation, and Jony Mainali: an environmental Lawyer advocating for Nepal’s natural resources
The speakers will share a 10-15 minute presentation which will be concluded with a 15-minute panel discussion and Q&A.
Starting from 25 May, we are conducting International School Award (ISA) orientation workshops to a total of 203 schools that applied to participate in ISA 2019-20. The orientation workshops will be conducted in the following districts:
Arghakhachi, Bara, Bhaktapur, Butwal, Chitwan, Dolakha, Dhading, Dang, Gulmi, llam,
Jhapa, Kathmandu, Kapilvastu, Kavrepalnchowk, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot,
Okhaldunga, Palpa, Rautahat, Rupendehi, Syangja, Siraha, and Sankhuwashabha. Learn more about ISA here.
For this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019, British Council with United Nations Nepal is organising a workshop that will be facilitated by the Words Warriors on 12 and 14 May. The workshop will explore the ways in which individuals have and continue to use poetry and performance as a tool to fight discrimination. Writing as Resistance is open to individuals who identify as LGBTIQ+ and writers of both English and Nepali languages.
Training for Trainers
British Council Nepal, in partnership with Cambridge Assessment International Education is organizing a face to face teacher training on 3-4 April 2019. The training will support A Level teachers in subjects such as the General Paper, Business Studies and Mathematics. Anthony Hardie, Alan Hoddy and Jeff Fair from Cambridge Assessment International Education are the facilitators for this two-day training program.Cambridge Outstanding Learners Award Ceremony will be organized on 12 April 2019. Read more about A Levels .
29 April to 24 May 2019
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an internationally recognised English teaching qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience. It is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind and essential for anyone hoping to work for a reputable English language institution such as the British Council. Find more information here.
26-31 March 2019
Fundamentals of Teaching
Fundamentals of Teaching is a six-day intensive course designed to enhance teacher quality at all stages of a teacher’s career in order to improve the quality of learning that students receive. Our revised FOT package will have a new focus on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework. The whole package consists of 12 modules mapped to the professional practices of our global CPD Framework. Read more about the course here.
18 to 22 March
Master Training for Trainers
A five-day training for newly hired master trainers under our English and Digital for Girls' Education (EDGE) project, will be conducted from 18 to 22 March 2019. The participants will be trained on the materials of Foundation Phase, facilitation skill, club management, child protection and 21st Century skills so they can replicate to Peer Group Leader (PGL) training and scale up the project into new three districts - Lamjung, Dhading and Parsa from April. The training will also focus on how the PGL can use English and digital content and prepare plans for conducting EDGE club session.
The training will be co-facilitated by academic consultant from UK and Head of English and Education from the British Council. Read more about EDGE project here
15 March 2019
Echoes in the Valley Symposium and Fuzzscape Exhibition
A one-day symposium as part of music festival Echoes in the Valley is being held at the British Council Learning Centre. The symposium will feature a number of panel discussions featuring music artists, ethnomusicologists, music critics and academicians. The day will also see the opening of the Fuzzscape exhibition, which is a curated compilation of the work done by the Fuzzscape team during their travel to Bhojpur, Janakpur and Manang. Fuzzscape, a multimedia documentation/art project, was supported by Prince Claus Funds and the British Council in 2018.
6 March 2019
School Principal's Meet and Schools Now! Online Conference 2019
The British Council conducted Schools Principal's Meet, followed by live streaming of Schools Now! Conference in Kathmandu on 7 March 2019. This conference was based on the theme "Pathways to Resilience: strategic leadership in changing environment". 25 A level schools principals and coordinators from the British Council Partner Schools attended the conference and joined the first online version of the Schools Now! Conference.
During the conference, Sayajit Sarkar, Manager India East, Bangladesh and Nepal, Cambridge Assessment India, Pvt. Ltd and Jim O'Neill, Country Exam Manager, British Council Nepal talked about the opportunities to enhance academic quality and teaching outcomes of our Partner Schools and our team shared the 'British Council Child Protection Policy' and 'Safe Collection Process' with the participants. View event photos here.
5 to 9 March 2019
Disability and the Performing Arts
Birds of Paradise, a theatre group from Glasgow, who work with both disabled and non-disabled artists are travelling to Kathmandu to facilitate workshop for theatre professionals, organisations and individuals who work with disabled people, and disabled people regarding disabled accessibility and inclusiveness in the arts. The workshop is being coordinated by women-led theatre group Katha Ghera. The facilitators will also be doing a talk programme as part of Nepal Theatre Festival, which is being held between 25 February and 5 March.
6 March 2019
Nepal announced as the Global winner of the Your World video competition 2018-19
GEMS Institute of HIgher Education from Nepal has been announced as the global winner of the 2018-19 'Your World Video' competition. The winning team along with their teacher will be going to the UK for a weeklong summer course. The theme of the comptition for this year was the 'Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds' where A Level partner schools were required to make a video of a social action project that identfies a health issue related to nutrition and exercise along with its effect on a community.
11 to 16 February, 2019
Creating Heroines Regional Workshop
Twelve women artists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan Sri Lanka, and the UK are participating for the Creating Heroines regional workshop. The sessions are being facilitated by graphic novelist Dr. Nicola Streeten and Positive Negatives’ Emily Oliver. The week will also see women of different fields engaging in informal interaction sessions with the participating artists.
IELTS Teacher Training
We successfully delivered IELTS Teacher Trainings to various stakeholders i.e., ECAN, FECON and Orbit Medical Entrance Pvt. Ltd for three days. The training involved the active participation of teachers and provided them with practical classroom activities to improve their students' skills, strategies and performance test. It was designed to add value to our IELTS partnership and enhance IELTS teaching techniques of our local IELTS trainers. Read more about past training programmes here.
14 January 2019, Kathmandu
Teachers' Professional Development
British Council Nepal is hosting the Teacher Professional Development Symposium on 14 January 2018. The symposium will provide a platform for presentations and discussions at policy and practice levels, involving Nepali decision-makers and stakeholders, and members of the wider education community.
19 to 25 December, Kathmandu & Pokhara
Creating Heroines returns with a second batch of South Asian women artists to realize more creative outputs. Last year, under the lead of award-winning graphic novelist, Dr. Nicola Streeten, 5 artists produce a zine with original illustrations and heroines. The new chapter focuses on expanding that work to reach more audiences and inspire a generation of women/girls to recognize the overlooked heroines of past, present and future!
For details on the project’s past activities, please visit https://literature.britishcouncil.org/project/creating-heroines
12 to 14 December 2018
6th ECAN Educational Fair, Kaski
British Council Nepal is presenting 6th ECAN Educational Fair, Kaski at Sabhagriha, New Road, Pokhara starting from 12 December till 14 Dec 2018. During the event, students and parents will gain more information on the opportunities on overseas education. Visitors will have chance to meet representatives from respective academic institutions who will also share with the students the do's and don'ts of overseas universities applications and visa processes. Additionally, visitors can also gain more informations about the British Council IELTS and other services.
10 December 2018
A Level Speech Competition
Global College International is organising Inter A Level Speech Competition on the theme ‘Human Rights for All’ on 10 Dec 2018 at their own school. Planet Nepal is a biennale multidisciplinary festival on arts and environment, which is organized by Alliance Francaise and will be held at the Lalitpur Metropolitan Office, Pulchowk, Lalitpur this year.
07 to 11 December
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival
The 16th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival features national and international films and filmmakers from around the world. In partnership with the event, the British Council is producing a grant for women/girl filmmakers to realize a documentary short. We will also be organizing panel discussion and capacity building exercises before and during the event.
For details on the Festival, please visit www.kimff.org
03 to 06 December
Workshop on “Women in Film Festivals and Documentary Filmmaking”
Facilitated by filmmaker and Artistic Director of Kendal Film Festival (UK), this 4-day workshop will explore the contribution of women to film festival management as well as documentary filmmaking. The workshop is being organized in partnership with the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival to support the professional development of Nepali women/girls engaging the industry. Open Call for workshop participation will be announced in late October. Please keep updated through our Facebook page.
November - December (date tbc)
EDGE II Refresher Training to PGLs
Second Refresher Training to the PGLs of Surkhet will be held in Birendranagar, Surkhet around November or December, for the purpose 4 MTs will be mobilised.
Rivers of the World Exhibition
Rivers of the World is an international arts education programme that works in schools across the world, with young people aged 12 to 14, to help inspire, educate and connect them to their local river through arts. The programme is designed to bring awareness among teachers and students about the connection between rivers,
BFI Flare – Short Films Screening
Screening of 9 short films curated from the British Films Institute’s Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. BFI Flare is Europe’s largest LGBT film festival and has been running for over three decades. The screening program is being hosted with Blue Diamond Society, and the Photo Kathmandu’s Education Team. Films include drama, documentary, poetry and dance. They explore and celebrate a range of LGBT experience but essentially, they are about finding out – and standing up for – who you are. Five of the films in the programme have featured in FiveFilms4Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBT online short film programme initiated by the British Council with BFI in 2014. Event is open to public, limited seating – please email email@example.com to confirm your seat!
03 and 04 November
North East England South Asia Mental Health Alliance (NEESAMA)
The first meeting of the North East England South Asia Mental Health Alliance (NEESAMA) is taking place on 03 and 04 November 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The event is designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Identification of research themes that will inform the submission of grant applications
- Identification of and pathways to help address training needs of mental health professionals in South Asia.
- Development of clinical service provision in South Asia.
- Sustainability of impact through eventual involvement of key policy makers.
EDGE II Refresher Training to MTs
Second Refresher Training to all 6 EDGE Trainers and one IVE from VSO and one TTC from GAN surkhet will be provided. Find more about EDGE here.
28 October - 02 November
EL-TEP Head Teacher Orientation
Orientation for all Head teachers for EL-TEP
12 October to 16 November
The 3rd edition of Photo Kathmandu features a series of exhibitions, artist talks, projection evening and much more, throughout Patan and Kathmandu. British Council has a strategic partnership with the festival and supports the exhibitions "BROTHERHOOD" by Nina Manandhar and "WHERE LOVE IS ILLEGAL" by Robin Hammond, both UK based artists. More info on www.photoktm.com! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 9866545626 for information on the Arts & Education Program and the guided tours for students.
30, 31 October and 01 November
We are delivering IELTS Teacher Training to our IELTS partner Orbit Medical Entrace Pvt. Ltd on 30, 31 October and 01 November.
Study in Europe Fair 2018
Meet representatives from European institution, get information about study and scholarship in europe. Find more information here to join the presentation by the institution.
Six schools from Kathmandu and Pokhara worked on the project – facilitated by artist Kailash K Shrestha -- and produced 12 pieces of artwork in the past two years. This exhibition, which will be held as a part of Planet Nepal – Edition 5, features 24 works created by Nepali and their counterpart UK schools.
October (date tbc)
EL-TEP Baseline Data Collection at Chitwan
Classroom observations and speaking tests carried out at Chitwan for Baseline Data Collection EL-TEP.
26 September - 01 October
ELTEP Study Tour India
ELTEP task force members and relevant authorities from the pilot districts travelling to Mumbai and Aurangabad to observe TAG facilitator training and implementation. Read more about ELTEP here.
Refresher training to Peer Group Leaders
Refresher training to Peer Group Leaders of English and Digital for Girls’ Education (EDGE) project in clubs of Surkhet district. EDGE project focuses on enhancing participants’ English proficiency, digital skills and awareness of social issues. Read more about the project here.
IELTS Teacher Training
The British Council Nepal has been providing IELTS Teacher Training to its IELTS partners to enhance IELTS teaching skills in local instructors and meet international standard of IELTS teaching technique. The training will take place in British Council Nepal premises in Lainchaur. For any information related with IELTS, read more here
Study tour in India
British Council Nepal sponsored an educational tour for three English language teachers and four Nepal government officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to India in September. Read more about this tour here.