SAATHI - INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TEACHERS
HELP SAATHI is a collective force of young graduates who have a deeper understanding of, and/or have gone through, the challenges of public education in Nepal. “Saathi” in Nepali means friends. So, what do we look for in a Saathi?
Saathis are self-motivated and empowered young teachers with adequate competencies and abundance of empathy who have a strong zeal to use their knowledge/skills/talents with compassion to extend an opportunity for children to grow in a wholesome and inspired manner.
Saathis are recruited based on their recognition and personal experience of the fact that basic education is paramount for children’s future and the community’s happiness. Saathis are recruited for two years and are paired to go and teach at a school where they can make the most difference.
“My goal is to remove the fears that children have: of parents, failure, their future and economic insecurity. It is these fears that prevent children from moving forward, progressing academically and being proud of their achievement” – Sunita
“My aspirations for my placement are not only to learn for myself, but also teach the parents and teachers the need for educaton, and make them more responsible for the progress of their children” – Merina