EDGE Peer Group Leaders Refresher Training Completed

Equal Access Nepal has completed the 2 days refresher training for the Peer Group Leaders of English and Digital for Girls’ Education (EDGE) project. Total five trainings were organized between the period of 29 January to 8 February 2016 at Gaidakot, Nawalparasi. The refresher training aimed to reinforce previously taught contents (learnt during Initial Trainings) and to introduce new games and flashcards to the participants.

During the training, the participants demonstrated micro-teaching sessions and collected feedback from the trainers. They also generated lists of key issues and challenges faced during club management in their respective villages and brain-stormed for ideas and solutions together with the trainers.[quote name=”Pushpam Ghimire” center=”true” float=”left” size=”one-third” ] Being a Peer Group Leader has taught me that I can achieve many things. I am more confident now. After I joined this program, my English language and ICT skills has improved. I hope to be able to continue teaching others what I have learnt so far.[/quote]

“Being a Peer Group Leader has taught me that I can achieve many things. I am more confident now. After I joined this program, my English language and ICT skills has improved. I hope to be able to continue teaching others what I have learnt so far.” shared Pushpam Ghimire, 17 year old Peer Group Leader from Haandikhola, Makawanpur (Pushpam is currently managing JanaChetana EDGE Club in her district). Just like Pushpam, total 148 Peer Group Leaders from Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Kavrepalnchowk, Lalitpur and Makawanpur (EDGE project districts) had participated in the trainings who hoped to use and share the acquired skills with their club members. The refresher training was led by the British Council trainers while EAN supported in facilitating contents relating to ICT.

EDGE is a high-impact project designed and delivered to enhance the educational needs of adolescent girls of Nepal by the British Council, partnering with the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu and Equal Access Nepal. The main objective of the project is to improve the livelihood prospects of adolescent girls from marginalized community by providing them access to English language and ICT skills. So far, 80 EDGE clubs with 2080 adolescent girls as club leaders and members has been set up in five target districts of Nepal since the outset of the project in September 2015.