First Module of Immersion Course on Madesh for Social Transformation

First Module of Immersion Course on Madesh for Social Transformation

  • December 28, 2023

Since 2010, the Alliance of Agriculture of Food (AAF)/ForestAction Nepal has been organizing the Apprenticeship Modular Course. The course aims to build the capacity of farmers, activists, youth, agriculture students, and others interested in engaging in the campaign “Agriculture for Food.” After successfully completing its 8th series in mid-2023, AAF/ForestAction Nepal has collaborated with the Center for Educational Policies and Practices (CEPP) and Madesh Foundation, and has commenced a new series, titled “Immersion Course on Madesh for Social Transformation.”

This modular training course will consist of three modules and aims to prepare the leadership capable of analyzing society through the lens of social and environmental justice. It primarily targets participants from the Madesh Province, particularly from Dalit and Muslim communities.

In this regard, the first module of this series, themed ” Evolution,” was conducted from November 27th to December 1st, 2023 at Lalgadh Leprosy Trust in Dhanusha. A total of 25 youths actively participated in this training, which covered various topics such as evolution, diversity and discrimination, Madesh, state and governance.

To ensure efficient learning, multiple teaching pedagogies, including PowerPoint presentations, group work and presentations, plenary discussions, and limited lectures, were used during the sessions. Games related to the subject were also employed to facilitate participants’ understanding of the issues. Throughout the five-day session, participants actively engaged in the thematic sessions, leading to effective learning and the gaining of various useful life skills.

This module marked a successful conclusion, with participants actively contributing to the training and gaining valuable knowledge in the process.