Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

WHY SHOULD I JOIN TEACH FOR NEPAL?

Teach for Nepal offers a unique opportunity for you to grow as a leader while having a significant and immediate impact on education inequality in Nepal. Teach for Nepal offers you unique opportunity to make a real difference in one of the most important social issues of our time – education inequity in the country – while equipping you with valuable skills that will enable you to launch a career in any field.

The fellowship is a highly competitive, challenging, and rewarding leadership development program that will prepare the you to be a lifelong leader.

Over the two years, you will hone your skills in a variety of areas including communication, planning, project management and implementation, and teamwork. As a classroom instructor, you are uniquely poised to set your students on new paths, and to lead them to success both in and out out school. And as a member of the movement, you join a network of leaders and change agents both locally and internationally. You will leave Teach for Nepal prepared and confident to meet whatever comes next.

WHAT IS A TEACH FOR NEPAL “FELLOW”?

“Fellow” is the term we have chosen to call the college graduates who will be trained and working as teachers. They are members of the “Corps”, or group of leaders working to address educational injustice.

IS TEACH FOR NEPAL FELLOWSHIP A VOLUNTARY POSITION?

Teach for Nepal Fellowship is not a voluntary position. All fellows are engaged in full-time, salaried, work, as teachers and community change-makers.

HOW MUCH WILL I BE PAID DURING THE FELLOWSHIP?

Teach for Nepal Fellows will be paid stipend of Rs.466,000 during the two years of Fellowship, comparative to most entry level position in Nepal. In some rural communities Fellows will receive additional housing support.

HOW LONG AM I EXPECTED TO COMMIT TO TEACH FOR NEPAL?

The Teach for Nepal Fellowship contract is for two years of full-time work. The vast majority of Fellows will be living in the community where they teach. After the fellowship is over, we hope you will remain engaged as a part of the Teach for Nepal Alumni movement.

WHY DO YOU REQUIRE TWO YEARS?

Teach for Nepal believes that two years in necessary for Fellows to have meaningful impact in the lives of children in high need schools. Our belief is based on the experience of other programs in the Teach for All network, which has demonstrated that two years is minimum the amount of time you need to both learn and grow as a teacher and a member of the community you’ve joined — and then have a significant impact on your students. The first year in any job is largely spent adjusting and learning the demands of your new position, and building relationships with other teachers and community members. The second year is when you get to build on and put into practice the wealth of learning you will have acquired in the first year. The fellowship is the first step in a long term process of change — the two years, then, are just the beginning.

WHERE WILL I WORK?

For 2074 Baisakh placement (2017 April) year, our placements will all be in government and community schools in Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk and Dhanusha districts.

WHO WILL I BE TEACHING?

Teach for Nepal Fellows will be teaching students in community schools in grades 6 and above.

WHAT WILL I BE TEACHING?

Our Fellows are placed to fill existing gaps in secondary schools, in the compulsory subjects of Maths, Science, and English classrooms. One Fellow will typically only be teaching one subject.

I’VE NEVER TAUGHT BEFORE. HOW WILL I KNOW HOW TO TEACH?

We’re looking for people who may never before have considered teaching as part of their career path. To ensure success in the classroom, Teach for Nepal is developing an intensive six-week residential training that will cover lesson planning, classroom management, community relations, and much more. In addition to six weeks of pre-service training, our Fellows will receive ongoing support and regular training during the two years of Fellowship.

WHEN WILL I START TEACHING?

We will be placing our fifth cohort of Teach for Nepal Fellows in the classroom in Baisakh 2074 BS — the beginning of the next school year.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR TEACH FOR NEPAL?

If you have completed your Bachelor’s degree, are legally permitted to work in Nepal for two years, and can commit to the full duration of the Fellowship, you are eligible to apply to Teach for Nepal. We are looking especially for people who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and an ongoing commitment to creating durable, positive change in their communities.

WHERE WILL I LIVE WHILE I TEACH?

Fellows will be placed at homes within the community where they are teaching based on ability to provide. In this way, they will develop closer relationships with others in the community.

WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE FINISHED AT LEAST A BACHELOR’S DEGREE TO APPLY?

Teach for Nepal is looking for candidates who have the academic and social maturity to adjust to a uniquely challenging set of professional circumstances. We think that a Bachelor’s degree is one way of indicating this, content mastery, and the ability to successfully complete our training program.

WHAT DOES “OUTSTANDING” MEAN?

For us, “outstanding” and “excellent” refer to a number of qualities. We look for candidates who have performed well academically, who have demonstrated passion, commitment and leadership in their activities outside of the classroom, and who recognize the importance of working towards a goal that is bigger than themselves. Excellence is about wanting and working towards success for both yourself and others.

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140 Chitra Marga, Kantipath
Jamal, Kathmandu, Nepal

+977-1-4240105

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