Field Visit to Kavre

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One Day Field Visit to Dhapcha, Kavre

On August 6, 2017, two of the PhD fellows Shree Krishna Wagle and Parbati Dhungana, together with project coordinator Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel made one day field visit to Dhapcha, Kavre. The visit had twofold purposes; first, to gain familiarity on local contexts and educational dynamics of rural Kavre, and second, to select any three schools, which would possibly meet the requirements of NORHED project for participatory action research intervention.

Starting from Shree Janak Seccondery School, Methenko, Kavre, the team visited five different government schools at rural settings. In doing so, short meetings were made with school head teachers and teachers, particularly the primary school teachers from each school. Field information on the available area of land, class specific number of students, number of teachers, and available facilities were adequately noted.

Comparatively, Shree Janahit Higher Secondry School, Dhapcha-9, Kavre could be a leading school for project intervention. Located to the road side, the school is between Shree Saraswati Primary School, Dhapcha 3, Kavre to the right and Shree Dhapcha Secondary School, Dhapcha 14, Kavre to the left. Both Saraswati Primary schools and Shree Dhapcha Secondary School could be selected as other supporting schools for the intervention.

Nevertheless, as the team was in the very initial phase of participatory action research, other decisions could be made only after detail need assessment focused to contextualized curriculum practices in these three initially selected schools. The details of field notes are presented in the table below:

  School No.1 School No.2 School No. 3 School No. 4 School No. 5
Name

 

Shree Janak Secondary School Shree Saraswoti primary School Shree Janahit Higher Secondary School Shree Dapcha Secondary School Shree Krishna Secondary School
Address

 

 

Methinko, Kavre Khanalthok-3 Kakrey, Kavre Dapcha Kashikhanda-9 Dharmashala,Kavre DapchaKashikhanda-14, Kavre Dapcha, Kavre
Land Area

 

13 Ropani Above 15 Ropani 10 Ropani 18 Ropani
No. of students ECD 11 9 9 9
Class 1 23 5 5 14
Class 2 31 5 6 11
Class 3 24 5 8 13
Class 4 39 8 5 17
Class 5 41 8 8 12
Class 6 74 30 23 20
Class 7 77 28 17 21
Class 8 93 37 31 21
Total students 285 181 201
Total teachers 9 (4 male 5female) 9 8-9
Walking distance of parents Around 2 km Around 2 hrs walk
Other school 1 hr distance
Kitchen garden Not effective (have tried) No No No
Computer lab 5-7 computers+ Virtual class+ Internet No No
Library Yes Yes Not managed Not managed
Population Brahman, Tamang, Dalit Tamang, Brahman, Dalit
Rain water collection Yes No No