Volunteer Katie – report on rural Teacher Training Programme

Katie volunteered through GDS in the summer and has kindly sent a report in relation to her experience assisting in a rural teacher training programme. Barpak teacher training experience

Teacher training with Laxman

Katie is a specialist in Occupational Therapist in Prisons helping to enable rehabilitation through maintaining health and skills. Following discussions with the small prison in Gorkha, they agreed to Katie entering the prison to develop a programme. This Katie did with some excellent ideas which were checked and selected for the most appropriate and sustainable opportunities.  However, before being able to start the programme, a change of Governor at the prison rejected the proposals and so sadly Katie was not able to fulfill this programme.

Presented with a coloured bamboo stool made by prisoners.

Katie did however join Headmaster Laxman for 5 days helping with a Rural Teacher Programme which GDS support, and also helped in the school spending some time with disabled children.

Our thanks to Katie for managing through a difficult situation