The UWS Nepal Teaching Fellowship offers you the chance to make a real difference in Nepal's education system by tackling one of the most pressing issues - educational inequity. Through this experience, you will develop skills and meaningful relationships with students, parents and community leaders, as well as leadership skills.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for potential Fellows who have high academic proficiency, demonstrated leadership and motivational skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and passion to make a positive change in the community. Fresh graduates with a minimum Bachelor's degree at the time of joining the Fellowship are invited to apply. Please see the eligibility criteria.
WHAT DOES THE UWS NEPAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP ENTAIL?
UWS Nepal Fellows commit two years, full-time, of providing poor and marginalised children with the opportunities that can put them on a different life path. The Fellowship journey is one of teaching and learning, of working for children while developing personal, professional and social skills. Our Fellows are on a mission to end educational inequality for poor and marginalized children.
HOW MUCH WILL I BE PAID DURING THE FELLOWSHIP?
UWS Nepal Teaching Fellowship is a full-time program and Fellows will be paid a stipend of NRs. 4,20,000 during the two years of Fellowship. The Fellows will receive additional housing support upto NRs. 96,000 during the two years period. In addition, Fellows will receive two-way travel expenses thrice a year, medical and accidental benefits.
WHERE WILL I WORK?
Fellows will be working with UWS Nepal partnered government and community schools in Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi districts.
WHO WILL I BE TEACHING?
UWS Nepal Teaching Fellows will be teaching students in UWS partnered government and community schools from Nursery to grade Eight. All Fellows will be required to reside in one of these districts during the period of the Fellowship.
WHAT WILL I BE TEACHING?
Our Fellows are placed to fill existing gaps in pre-childhood development classes and primary classes. In pre-childhood development classes, our trained fellows will take a leading role with a child-centric approach to improve early childhood development. Our fellows will be trained in child-friendly teaching methods, online and experimental methods and technical/vocational life skills. They will be trained to improve classroom management and how to create a culture of interest based learning. Fellows are also required to teach Maths, Science, and English in primary schools. Importantly, our Fellows will typically be teaching either in pre-childhood development classes or primary classes.
WHEN WILL I BE TEACHING?
The third cohort of United World School Nepal Teaching Fellows will be placed at a UWS Nepal School from Baishakh 2075 BS, the beginning of the new acedemic session.
WHERE WILL I LIVE WHILE I TEACH?
Fellows will be placed at homes within the community where they will teach. In this way, they will develop closer relationships with students, parents, and the community.
HOW DOES UWS NEPAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP’S APPROACH TO TEACHING DIFFER FROM TRADITIONAL APPROACHES?
We believe that effective Teaching is based on good Leadership. For our Fellows and Students to be a leader, we focus on building skills and mindsets through our Leadership Development Journey. Prior to School placement, our Fellows will undergo a rigorous one-month residential training program that focuses on child-centric classroom practice and leadership development. In this program, we will focus on improving teachers’ ability to communicate ideas in a clear and compelling way, to create an effective learning environment for children, and to foster better teacher-student relationships. Each leader at UWS will develop their leadership skills by leading a classroom and engaging themselves with the community. Our Leadership Development Journey will revolve around following four commitments: Self Development Transformation, Community Transformation, Collective Action, and Educational Equity.
WILL I BE TRAINED ADEQUATELY BEFORE I START TEACHING?
We help our Fellows become strong classroom and community leaders, through an extensive training program and coaching. In order to achieve our mission, we provide both pre-service and in-service training and support to our fellows. These training will not only prepare you for the fellowship program but also help enhance your creativity that you will deliver in the classroom.
HOW WILL THE UWS NEPAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE HELP ME GROW PROFESSIONALLY?
We strongly believe that excellent teachers employ the same skills as excellent leaders in any field. Spending two years in the classroom will help Fellows develop leadership skills such as organization, communication, problem-solving within the community, and resource management that are valuable in any sector. Our Fellowship program will stimulate and facilitate an advanced exchange of ideas, build trust and become a catalyst for change on a regional and national arena. Our Alumni will go on to work in diverse roles in the education sector; as curriculum designers, teacher-trainers, and education policy researchers, as well as more broadly in other fields; as lawyers, journalists, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. What will unite our Fellows is a shared purpose to build a peaceful and prosperous country on the basis of educational equity.