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 inequity in Nepal. Teach For Nepal Fellowship is a highly competitive, challenging, and rewarding leadership development program.

It is an opportunity to make a real difference in one of the most important social issues of our time.- education inequity in Nepal, while equipping you with valuable skills that will enable you to launch a career in any field. 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 of 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.

WHO 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 leadership program with a paid stipend. Fellows receive a monthly stipend. In most communities, they receive accommodation support as well.

HOW MUCH WILL I BE PAID DURING THE FELLOWSHIP?

Teach For Nepal Fellows will be paid a stipend of Rs. 504,400 during the two years of Fellowship.

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

Teach For Nepal Fellowship contract is for two years of full-time work. 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 a meaningful impact on 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?

You will work in a government and community schools in TFN Placement region. Currently TFN works in 7 districts: Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Dhanusha, Parsa, Dang, Lamjung, and Tanahu districts.

WHO WILL I BE TEACHING?

You will be teaching students in community schools in grade 5 and above.

WHAT WILL I BE TEACHING?

You will teach either math, science, or English. One Fellow will teach one subject to multiple grades.

WHEN WILL I JOIN?

Teach For Nepal learning institute will start from the first week of February. TFN places its new cohort of Fellows in the classroom every year in the mid of April, the beginning of the next academic year.

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.

WHERE WILL I LIVE WHILE I TEACH?

You will be living in a community where you are placed by TFN. Ideally, you are placed at homes within the community where you are teaching. Living in the community, you can develop a closer relationship with the people in the community.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR TEACH FOR NEPAL?

If you are a Nepali citizen, or NRN and have completed a Bachelor’s degree, you are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. We are looking especially for people who have demonstrated leadership potential, interest in social change, and growth mindset with content mastery in science, math, and English.

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"TFN House"
PO BOX 3739
140 Chitra Marga, Kantipath
Jamal, Kathmandu, Nepal

+977-1-4240105

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