Support to schools in rural Bhutan

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Create interactive digital classrooms to support the transition from quantitative to qualitative education in two schools in two remote districts of Bhutan, in order to provide equal educational opportunities for students of peasant families.

 

WHERE WE ACT


Gaserling and Ura counties, in Bumthang and Dagana districts of Bhutan.

 

WHY WE ACT IN THIS AREA


Dagana is one of the poorest districts of Bhutan, located in the southwestern part of the country, with over 33% of the district’s population recorded as living in poverty in 2017, the highest poverty rate among all districts of Bhutan.

In Bhutan, the development of modern education (to distinguish it from religious education) started from the 1960s. Since then, the number of schools and the enrollment rate of children in school have gradually increased, reaching almost 80% of school-age children enrolled in school in 2020. However, despite the great development of education that has been recorded in the country thanks to the policy of compulsory education for all, thanks also to the creation of many school structures, Bhutanese education has remained very antiquated and of low quality and today. In order to modernize the country and face the challenges of the modern world, globalization and the covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to transform Bhutanese education and work on the quality of education provided.

 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES


This project promotes the development of new educational models in rural Garseling and Ura counties, with a focus on computer literacy and access to online educational programs. Accesso alle lavagne interattive e multimediali per 1167 studenti

  • Promote awareness and use of digital tools and information
  • Creation of a digital platform for teaching, for the management of teaching
  • 60% increase in digital interaction between teachers, students and parents
  • Training of 71 Teachers on the use of new tools and the digital platform

 

PROJECT ACTIVITIES


  • Preparatory activities at the start of the project: Coordination with project partners, socialization with stakeholders, identification of staff and suppliers, organization of meetings with schools, possible QL review and definition of the monitoring plan; constitution of the project committee.
  • Supply of 18 multimedia interactive whiteboards
  • Development of a platform for teaching and managing education and schools
  • Training of 71 teachers of the two schools for the correct use of multimedia interactive whiteboards and for the use of the IT platform for teaching and for school management
  • Activity tracking

 

BENEFICIARIES


Direct beneficiaries: 1167 students, 91 teachers and 53 support staff from the schools of Gaserling and Ura.

Indirect beneficiaries: 10615 people

 

LOCAL PARTNER


Nyo Foundation of Bhutan

 

PROJECT FUNDED BY


Bolzano