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The British Council and Story Cycle are hosting another round of tours around the Bagmati Promenade (Teku Dovan) under the themes of Governance, Heritage, Religious Philosophy, Youth Engagement, Architectural Structures, Religious Iconography and Storytelling.
The tours are free of cost. Please register here to be a part of one of the walks: https://bit.ly/2P3aLEu
University Admission Requirements for A-Level Students
Venue: Hotel Radisson
British Council is holding a round table discussion to discuss the admission of students from A-Level programme into Nepali universities.The purpose of the meeting is to ensure study/career progression for Nepali students who follow UK curriculum, including pathways for them to remain in Nepal for their higher education studies.
International School Award (ISA) 2019
We are organizing our Annual International School Award Ceremony on 20 August. The award ceremony will take place in Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, where we will be awarding schools (batch 2018-19) for their excellent work towards embedding internationalism into the curriculum.
The ISA will be followed by a Policy Dialogue on ‘Embedding Global Learning and International dimension into the Curriculum' in presence of Mr. Babu Ram Poudel, Director General, Centre for Education and Human Resource Development.
Briefing session on Connecting Classroom Programme
British Council will be conducting a briefing session for Mayors and Educational leads from States two, five and Karnali on 21 August. The session will provide an overview of British Council’s Schools offer in Nepal with a focus on Connecting Classrooms for Global Learning (CCGL) and develop clear understanding and roles of the local governments in supporting school leaders and teachers’ professional development and global learning in schools.
British Council, as an official IELTS registration partner will be participating in the following events this week. Interested candidates can visit our stall to know about British Council IELTS services.
NIEC Application Day –Australia and New Zealand
NIEC (Nepal International Educational Consultancy Pvt.Ltd) is conducting Application Day- Australia and New Zealand on 23 July, Tuesday from 9 am to 5 pm at their head office, 4th floor, Share Market Complex, Putalisadak, Kathmandu.
The Next Australian Education Fair 2019
The Next Education Consultancy Pvt.Ltd is organizing Australia bound education fair on 25 July 2019, Thursday at Hotel Annapurna from 10 am to 5 pm.
Global Reach Australia Education Fair
Global Reach Nepal is conducting Australia Education Fair on 27 July 2019, Saturday at Hotel Annapurna from 10 am to 5 pm. 35 Australian Universities will be participating in the fair.
The British Embassy in Kathmandu in partnership with the British Council invites young Nepali artists to submit their design for a mural to be created at the Sterling Club, British Embassy. The theme of the artwork is: ‘Next Generation Nepal.’Here’s the application form: https://forms.gle/NveB18D6nDSrLmKHA
We are looking for a creative and unique response to this theme, which could explore the youth vision for Nepal in the next 20 years, including through themes such as culture, language, citizenship, heritage, the environment and Nepal’s connections to the wider world.
Submission deadline: 26 July 2019 | 12:00 pm
ECAN UK Trip
The British Council is organizing and sponsoring a Higher Education Tour to the UK for our valued business partner Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN) as part of partnership building opportunity. The visit starts from 17 to 24 July and contributes in developing networks between the UK Higher Education Institution and Nepal Educational Sectors. It also includes a liaison with the British Council Management in Edinburgh and London regarding IELTS products and services
Professional Australian Higher Education Fair July 2019
The Professional Education Consultancy, one of the key members of IERIN is conducting the education fairs in the following three districts in July.
17 July: Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat, Kathmandu
18 July: Bharatpur Garden Resort, Chitwan
19 July: City Square Banquet, New Road, Pokhara
British Council will be participating in all three fairs as an official IELTS partner to answer queries and provide IELTS related information for the candidates planning to undertake IELTS test.
13th ECAN Educational Fair
The British Council will be one of the sponsors for 13th ECAN Educational Fair being held in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu from 11 to 14 July. The fair focuses on comprehensive career and admission counselling.We will have our stall set in pavilion P15 to provide tips and information on IELTS tests during the fair.
GEMS Institute of Higher Education from Nepal has been announced as the global winner of the 2018-19 Your World Video Competition 2018. The winning team of 5 students along with their teacher will be traveling to the UK for a week-long summer course – “Go Create! English Excursions” at Harrow Junior KKCL from 9 to 16 July 2019. The theme of the competition 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 identifies a health issue related to nutrition and exercise along with its effect on a community.
Play Rainbow Voices will be staged
Rainbow Voices (Saptarangee Aawaj), a play in the form of monologues, which focuses on the struggles and achievements of disabled people will be staged at Kunja Theatre, Thapagaun on 12 July, 2019. The play follows the story of a woman with short height, a wheelchair user and a blind woman and a man.
The play is produced through a British Council Arts and Disability Grant awarded to Sundari Mishra of Creative Little Women Society Nepal.
Eight artists – out of which two are non-disabled - performed in the three-act play, which tells stories about discrimination, struggles, love, success and the search of happiness in life. It emphasizes on the importance of not losing hope and to continue striving forward to achieve goals in life. Moreover, it shines light on education as key to a better life.
Training Peer Group Leader
The first foundation phase of training to Peer Group Leaders (PGLs) under English and Digital for Girls’ Education project will be conducted from 8 to 11 July in Lamjung. A total of 28 PGLs and six community mobilizers will take part in the training.
Focus Group Discussion on Mental health with Deaf People
Arts and Disability grantee Raji Manjari Pokharel will organise the second session of Focus Group Discussion on disability and mental health on 8 July, 2019, at the British Council. The discussion will feed into the podcast that the grantee is producing which will specifically talk about mental health related issues faced by deaf people.
The session will focus on the collective experiences of the seven participants and issues of difficulty in communication leading to loneliness and isolation in early life, lack of disability inclusiveness, stereotyping of people with disability and the importance of family and peer support will be discussed. The grantee will now be referencing points from the conversation to develop a script for the podcast scheduled to be released in Tangal Higher Secondary school next month.
We will be conducting Teachers' Professional Development training in Chitwan from 5-14 July and in Dhading from 7-16 July.
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.
28 June – 27 July
Walk in Teku Dovan
In the 1990s, the British Embassy collaborated with the then government to do a research survey of the socio-cultural context of the Teku Dovan promenade. The embassy employed British and Nepali engineers and experts to do thorough research the output of which highlighted the importance of the stretch the dire need to preserve the tangible cultural heritage of the area.
As part of the British Council’s 60-year in Nepal, we partnered with Story Cycle to engage young stakeholders from the area to do a series of mapping exercises wherein tools like audio/video, images and text were used to weave narratives exploring the socio-political and historical stories of the area. Story Cycle also worked with professional tour guides to experiment with possibilities of doing organised tours of the area.
From 28 June, a series of guided heritage walks are being organised. Please apply below to be a part of the walk (the application form also consists of all schedules): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1755u7Ua4gRvOdug6LeGI-l2jPWd6-VpP38HqOoO2h0w/edit
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/488237825318401/
The walk will also feature installations displaying the mapping work that has been done.
One day workshop for Indigenous filmmakers
UK-based filmmaker Asmita Shirish is collaborating with Yubraj Maski Rana of Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Film to facilitated a one-day workshop to young Indigenous filmmakers on the status of indigenous films in Nepal and will give insights on film promotion and international festival circuits. Six films exploring themes of gender minority issues, endangered cultural heritage, issues of women in a patriarchal world and their struggles, war and sexual violencewill be screened during the workshop.
1. Puwalo by Jyoti Rai (Fiction)
2. Guth by MFA Workshop (Documentary)
3. Pulti by Prajwal Deep Biswas
4. Dolpo Diaries by Parsuna Dangol (Documentary)
5. The Untold Story by Loonibha Tuladhar (Documentary)
Please register for attendance: https://forms.gle/ucvKh2msHznXPHvJ9
Solo Journey of 50 days Madhesh Creating Heroines
Creating Heroines artist Ujala Shrestha, who concluded her 50-days trip across Madhesh will give a presentation on her travel experience on 24 June, Monday. During the presentation, she will talk about the Creating Heroines workshop she did with 92 young women from five different cities in Tarai, her encounters and conversation with people of the area and how journeying solo helps in self-realization. We will be publishing an image+text book on the artist’s travel later this year.
Ms Shrestha is one of the Creating Heroines grantee artists. Along with her seven artists from Nepal, Sri Lanka and the UK are working on group and individual projects that will see the production of books, animations, performances and films later this year. Please visit our website for further updates on the project’s activities.#CreatingHeroines #SoloHeroine #BritishCouncil #Arts
One day Seminar on Understanding Himalayas
A one-day seminar titled Understanding the Himalayas: Sustainable Livelihood and Mountain’ will be held on 23 June. The keynote speeches will be given by Dr. Eklabya Sharma, Deputy Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal and Dr. Ram Chandra Kadel, Deputy Director General/Joint Secretary Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.
There is two-panel discussion being held: The first session will be from 1100 to 1200 hrs and is being moderated by Dr. Prajal Pradhan, Researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies(IASS), Germany, Dr. Claudia Hiepe, Head of German Development Cooperation, German Embassy, Mr. Ang Tsering Sherpa , Immediate past president of Nepal Mountaineering Association and Ms. Phurba Sherpa, Chairperson, The Greater Himalayan Foundation, will be participating in this session. The second Session will start from 1300 to 1400 hrs will be moderated by Chakra Karki, Chairperson, Friends of Save the Himalayas while Mr. Ngim Dorjee Sherpa, Chairperson, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Mr. Namgyal Jangbu Sherpa, Solu Dudh Kunda Municipality, Mr. Sonam Gyaljen Sherpa, President, Sagarmatha Buffer Zone Council and Ms. Maya Sherpa, Chairperson, Everest Summiteers Association will be the participants.
23 June to July 27
As part of Creating Heroines, Word Warriors is facilitating Women on Stage a 5-day workshop for women who are interested in writing and performing poetry. This year, Women on Stage are being supported by the British Council. The workshop is being held every Saturday till 27 July. Word Warriors will be organising a performance programme after the completion of the workshop. Chap books containing poems by the participants will also be published.
Antar Dristi, a book written by Dr. Kamal Lamichhane and published by Nepal Literature Festival organiser Fine Prints will be launching in British Council on 22 June at 1500 hrs. The book is a memoir detailing life incidents of Dr Lamichhane who is visually impaired PhD doctor of Nepal. He is aa Associate professor at University of Tsukuba, Japan and is travelling to Harvard for a fellowship this year. Dr Kedar Bhakta Mathema will be invited as the chief guest and Manisha Gauchan and Amar Neupane will be speaking during the programme.
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 an academic consultant from the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.