Project information

16G Education Project in Nepal

To deliver an experiential training programme for teachers that promotes awareness, the development of positive qualities and creativity. Through positive personal development the teachers will act as role models to support their students flourishing socially, emotionally and academically.

October 2018 - November 2018

Charity information: Foundation For Developing Compassion And Wisdom (FDCW)

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  • Need


    Nowadays, most schooling methods prepare students to work in modern society. However the focus is often on external professionalism and materialism. Students are not taught about what it is to be human and how to develop their inner positive qualities to live happy and meaningful lives and genuinely care for others. In Nepal, there are scarce resources to provide professional training for teachers. Thus, FDCW has been requested to deliver this programme.


    The educational workshops, based on our programme the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life will provide an education of the heart. 16G is a proven methodology based on experiential teaching that transforms teachers abilities to nurture their students holistically. Through a follow-up programme (BoB) to be done in the months following the workshop, the participants will able to embed the tools into their daily lives and become role models for their students.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To educate teachers in how to cultivate positive qualities using experiential methodologies


    » To deliver a series of experiential educational workshops to around 50 teachers in Kathmandu & Pumdi, Pokhara.

    What success will look like

    Gather written feedback from participants following workshop delivery
    Track follow-up programme [BoB] via a written report
    Track teacher curriculum activities post-workshop

  • Impact


    Teachers will be more confident in embodying and sharing their positive inner qualities both as staff members and to their pupils. 3-month follow up
    Pupils will be more in touch with their positive inner qualities and learn tools to comfortably express this understanding. 3-month and 6-month follow-up.
    School environment will show less bullying, difficult behaviour and disharmony. 3-6 month follow-up.
    School community will experience more relaxed and harmonious environment 3-6 month follow up.


    Risk that with busy schedules, even with best intentions, the necessary follow up and follow through will not take place in the school teacher community.
    Solution: Plan to put in place a volunteer or other responsible person who will support the project’s development. The 16G facilitator will maintain contact with this person to provide support.


    Sending a pre-project report once all the money is raised detailing the plan of action
    A post-project update with testimonials and photos
    A further update six months after the initiative with feedback from participants

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,900

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,190 Travel Facilitator travel expenses UK to Nepal and domestic travel
      £490 Content development Preparation and evaluation of the workshop content
      £800 Facilitator's fees Experienced trainer cost
      £420 Materials/Additional Expenses 16 G Books and cards for the participants of the workshop; minor costs onsite

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    FDCW £500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    A two-day workshop will be run at Sukar Raj school in Pumdi, Pokhara in conjunction with a local charity Sapana Nepal. Sukar Raj is the local government school which will be the venue for the workshop. The workshop will be open to teachers from Sapana Nepal, Sukar Raj and the Pokhara area. Another workshop will be run at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu for teachers of the monastery.


    Groups of teachers from Pumdi, Pokhara and Kathmandu
    The students which the teachers teach
    The family, friends and local community of the teachers and students

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our charity has 13 years’ experience developing and disseminating programmes and resources which have had significant global impact, reaching thousands of people in 23 countries across six continents. This specific project will adapt our most long-standing programme, the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life specifically for teachers which will create a prototype which can be replicated annually in other countries worldwide.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Marian O'Dwyer

    Marian is one of our most experienced 16G Senior Accredited Facilitators who has delivered 47 educative 16G workshops in 12 countries.

The 16 Guidelines have become an important part of my life. For me, they are more important than any other academic education. The Guidelines remind us of the value of being human. In my opinion, the whole world needs this because we are so busy and we are forgetting the value of life.

Chandeshwar Kumar, Principal, Akshay Charitable School, Bodhgaya, India