Classroom Sponsorship: $1,000 per year
Help transform a classroom!
Educate the Children offers an opportunity to sponsor an entire pre-primary (pre-school/kindergarten) classroom in a Nepali village. We know that quality early childhood education helps children form good habits of regular attendance, paying attention, and socializing well with peers that will serve them well throughout their lives. And we know that properly trained teachers encourage their students’ holistic development and prepare them for higher grades. We must invest in early education to help young children succeed!
You can help turn a classroom like the one pictured at right into a welcoming, engaging classroom like the one pictured below. Your pre-primary classroom sponsorship supports all of these activities:
1. Furnishing and providing supplies for the classrooms. ETC provides child-sized furniture and useful classroom materials such as educational games, charts, art supplies, white boards, shelving and storage units, and recreational equipment (e.g., balls, jump ropes).
2. Training teachers. Most early childhood educators in rural Nepal are young and inexperienced women who have had only minimal training and are not very aware of best practices in working with children ages 3-6. ETC’s training opportunities cover important topics such as classroom management, creating teaching/classroom materials, and lesson planning.
3. Launching and facilitating professional early childhood education teachers’ networks. Through their participation in regular peer network meetings, the teachers can share successes and challenges and learn from one another. This opportunity greatly enhances both their confidence and their commitment to their jobs.
4. Making necessary physical improvements to the classrooms. Even before the 2015 earthquakes, many classrooms were in poor condition. Some children are still attending school in temporary facilities that are neither weatherproof nor very inviting or comfortable. Outside of the quake-affected areas, many schools are in extremely poor physical condition. ETC works closely with school personnel to determine and prioritize their needs.
If you aren’t able to give $1,000 per year on your own, consider getting together with your friends, family members, or fellow congregation/civic group members to share a sponsorship! (If you choose to do this, please have one person collect and send in the funds!)
You can mail a check to P.O. Box 414, Ithaca, NY 14851-0414 or use the PayPal menu/button below to sign up for or renew a sponsorship. Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account; you can simply use your credit card.