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The Key Teacher Training Workshop was held from 30th November to 5th December 2008 at Salleri in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal.
Each Key Teacher provides in-school support for the three or four schools closest to their own school. They commit to visiting each school at least three times each year.
During school visits, the Key Teachers visit classrooms and observe classes, undertake demonstration teaching, provide in-school training, monitor changes in relation to the refresher workshop themes, and monitor the use of the teaching resources provided by the program.
The objectives of the workshop were:
"The new political situation has made teachers much more relaxed and hopeful. The improvement in classrooms this year has been very obvious. The Key teachers have visited the schools regularly, and the latest Nepali curriculum changes give a real focus to the refresher courses. Thousands of students learn better because of this opportunity. Thank you Australian Himalayan Foundation."
Bhim Bogati Nepali Teacher Trainer
Jim Strang, a New Zealand teacher who was instrumental in establishing in 1998 the Teacher Training program run by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust is the project coordinator. On the ground the operation is managed by REED (Rural Education and Environmental Development), a Nepalese NGO based in Kathmandu who have worked with Jim from the outset. A further dimension to the project is the contribution of a select team of volunteer teachers.
During its development the program