Innovations in teaching and learning through contextualized approaches to increase the quality, relevance and sustainability of education in Nepal.

Field Visit to 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.1School No.2School No. 3School No. 4School No. 5



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




Methinko, KavreKhanalthok-3 Kakrey, KavreDapcha Kashikhanda-9 Dharmashala,KavreDapchaKashikhanda-14, KavreDapcha, Kavre

Land Area


13 RopaniAbove 15 Ropani10 Ropani18 Ropani 
No. of students ECD11 999
Class 123 5514
Class 231 5611
Class 324 5813
Class 439 8517
Class 541 8812
Class 674 302320
Class 777 281721
Class 893 373121
Total students  285181201
Total teachers9 (4 male 5female) 98-9 
Walking distance of parentsAround 2 km Around 2 hrs walk  
Other school 1 hr distance    
Kitchen gardenNot effective (have tried)NoNoNo 
Computer lab5-7 computers+ Virtual class+ Internet NoNo 
LibraryYesYesNot managedNot managed 
PopulationBrahman, Tamang, DalitTamang, Brahman, Dalit   
Rain water collection YesNoNo 
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