Welcome to Sunrise Education Foundation

The Sunrise Education Foundation (SEF) is a small non-profit non-government organization dedicated to the provision of quality educational support for school communities and individual children who would otherwise not be able to attend or complete school. Established in 2002 by Professor Dianna Kenny from The University of Sydney, Australia, the foundation is supported by a committed team of Australian donors and Nepalese volunteers led by Mr Hari Thapa, Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

CAMPAIGN: TEACHERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

After several years working in individual schools and gaining valuable insight into the functioning of the school education system in Nepal, in recent years, the foundation has extended its educational support and advocacy to educational policy development, working directly with teachers, parents, educational professionals, educational journalists, teachers' trade unions, and government officials to address issues related to the quality of the educational experience offered to children attending community schools in Nepal.

There is a large gap in the quality of education between private and govenrment funded schools. Through our campaign we hope to motivate community school teachers to become advocates for raising the quality of education in community schools.

To achieve this, we have implemented a series of interactive discussions between teachers and other education stakeholders, including school management committee members, resource personnel from the district education offices, representatives from teachers' trade unions, concerned parents and politicians from a range of political parties. These interactive sessions have been developed in consultation with district education offices.

Our team films a range of schools in the districts in which we are working to demonstrate the differences between well functioning and poorly functioning schools to show participants that what makes the difference between these schools is the level of motivation and commitment of its teachers. Even poorer schools with good teachers can achieve good educational outcomes for their students when teacher commitment is high.

Currently, our team has worked with 20 districts in Nepal and we are hoping in the near future to work with all 75 districts. To assess the effect of our campaign, we film schools before and after implementation, in order to determine whether the program resulted in sustainable improvements in educational quality. We will continue to monitor schools as well as bringing our campaign to 1,053 resource centres established by the government, which are responsible for supporting and training teachers to enhance the quality of the educational experience of its students.

The campaign produces newsletters, motivational videos, reports and other media to disseminate information and outcomes related to our campaign. To view these materials and to learn about the different activities of the foundation's campaign, go to: www.tcmd.org.

 

CAMPAIGN: TEACHERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
After several years working in individual schools and gaining valuable insight into the functioning of the
school education system in Nepal, in recent years, the foundation has extended its educational support
and advocacy to educational policy development, working directly with teachers, parents, educational
professionals, educational journalists, teachers' trade unions, and government officials to address issues
related to the quality of the educational experience offered to children attending community schools in
Nepal.
There is a large gap in the quality of education between private and govenrment funded schools.
Through our campaign we hope to motivate community school teachers to become advocates for raising
the quality of education in community schools.
To achieve this, we have implemented a series of interactive discussions between teachers and other
education stakeholders, including school management committee members, resource personnel
from the district education offices, representatives from teachers' trade unions, concerned parents
and politicians from a range of political parties. These interactive sessions have been developed in
consultation with district education offices.
Our team films a range of schools in the districts in which we are working to demonstrate the
differences between well functioning and poorly functioning schools to show participants that what
makes the difference between these schools is the level of motivation and commitment of its teachers.
Even poorer schools with good teachers can achieve good educational outcomes for their students
when teacher commitment is high.
Currently, our team has worked with 20 districts in Nepal and we are hoping in the near future to
work with all 75 districts. To assess the effect of our campaign, we film schools before and after
implementation, in order to determine whether the program resulted in sustainable improvements
in educational quality. We will continue to monitor schools as well as bringing our campaign to 1,053
resource centres established by the government, which are responsible for supporting and training
teachers to enhance the quality of the educational experience of its students.
The campaign produces newsletters, motivational videos, reports and other media to disseminate
information and outcomes related to our campaign. To view these materials and to learn about the
different activities of the foundation's campaign, go to: www.tcmd.org
CAMPAIGN: TEACHERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
After several years working in individual schools and gaining valuable insight into the functioning of the
school education system in Nepal, in recent years, the foundation has extended its educational support
and advocacy to educational policy development, working directly with teachers, parents, educational
professionals, educational journalists, teachers' trade unions, and government officials to address issues
related to the quality of the educational experience offered to children attending community schools in
Nepal.
There is a large gap in the quality of education between private and govenrment funded schools.
Through our campaign we hope to motivate community school teachers to become advocates for raising
the quality of education in community schools.
To achieve this, we have implemented a series of interactive discussions between teachers and other
education stakeholders, including school management committee members, resource personnel
from the district education offices, representatives from teachers' trade unions, concerned parents
and politicians from a range of political parties. These interactive sessions have been developed in
consultation with district education offices.
Our team films a range of schools in the districts in which we are working to demonstrate the
differences between well functioning and poorly functioning schools to show participants that what
makes the difference between these schools is the level of motivation and commitment of its teachers.
Even poorer schools with good teachers can achieve good educational outcomes for their students
when teacher commitment is high.
Currently, our team has worked with 20 districts in Nepal and we are hoping in the near future to
work with all 75 districts. To assess the effect of our campaign, we film schools before and after
implementation, in order to determine whether the program resulted in sustainable improvements
in educational quality. We will continue to monitor schools as well as bringing our campaign to 1,053
resource centres established by the government, which are responsible for supporting and training
teachers to enhance the quality of the educational experience of its students.
The campaign produces newsletters, motivational videos, reports and other media to disseminate
information and outcomes related to our campaign. To view these materials and to learn about the
different activities of the foundation's campaign, go to: www.tcmd.org

 

Quick Contact

NEPAL
P O Box 7869, Gwarko 17, Bafal, Lalitpur, Nepal
Telephone: 977-1- 5201285,
Fax: 977-1-5201285
Mobile: 977-9851058475
E-mail: harith@ntc.net.np

Quick Contact Australia

Australia
22 Zoeller St, Concord, NSW, Australia 2137
Telephone: 61-2-9114 0711
Fax: 61- 2-9351 9540
E-mail: dianna.kenny@sydney.edu.au
Website: www.diannakenny.com