Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based, collective approach to organizational change which focuses on understanding the 'positive core' of an organization and how this can be strengthened. This method is not only personal but also has been used in studies which seek to explore how to effectively facilitate 'student voice', in order to incorporate student perspectives into curriculum and teaching practices. Loo Niva in close coordination with Mahankal and Konjyosome rural municipality conducted the 'Three days teachers' training on appreciative inquiry' with the aim of creating child-friendly school environment where students are encouraged to involve in school activities in order to enhance their learning, and enabling them to learn from each other. The training has been conducted in order to provide the skills and capacity to the teachers which empower them to work the 'bottom up ' to use student's insights to inform teaching approaches.
The training was conducted on June 28-30, 2022 at Hotel Marigold, Nagarkot. Mr. Sahadev Mahat facilitated the program. There were 32 participants (head teachers, teachers and Loo Niva staffs) in the training.
The training was concluded in the presence of chairperson of Mahankal Rural Municipality Mr.Ganesh Bahadhur KC. He congratulated and best wishes to all the participants and requested all to share with colleagues what they have learned in three days training. He expressed his hopes to create child-friendly environment at school.
Experiences Sharing-- Nirmata Thapa (A teacher of Shree Bagh Bhairab S.S, Kaleshwar )
"The three-day schedule training organized by Loo Niva was very effective. In this training, I said change is possible if we have the determination to change and work for it is not impossible. We need to get to know ourselves when we search for the positive in ourselves. I think its great that we can read in a positive way with students at school with the same positive thinking. KAIZEN meaning constantly improving oneself, was very useful. At the same time. It was learned how to work with students through various methods of appreciative inquiry."