Rainbow Heart Project
Abiding Heart teacher with some of our trainees
The Rainbow Heart Project offers Nepali children access to the Abiding Heart transformative experiential education that brings together the Buddhist principles of developing wisdom and compassion and the Waldorf education methodology by training Nepali teachers in this pedagogy for two years.
The Abiding Heart Education approach aims at immersing the teachers in learning that nurtures the children’s changing consciousness and fosters autonomy and ownership in the teachers.
To support this pathway of self-transformation in both child and teacher, Abiding Heart will assist with equipping the Indreni Charity classrooms with handmade learning materials made locally and offering mentorship for 8 teachers to fully implement Abiding Heart Education for kindergarten to class 5 under the charity during their first two years of teaching.
In this project, we will work in partnership with Indreni Charity, which educates and supports the learning of 830 disadvantaged children in Kathmandu and the countryside, would offer this system of education in six of its kindergarten and primary classrooms by providing the children with fully-trained and committed teachers and loving and artistic learning environments.
The Abiding Heart Education teacher training centre in Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Invest in the force of education and help transform a child’s life and the future of their communities by supporting Indreni Charity and Abiding Heart on this journey.
Sponsor a teacher’s salary or their tuition fees as they attend their two years of training
Eight teachers will be trained under this project, two for the kindergarten and six for the primary section. There will be one kindergarten with two teachers and class 1-5 with 6 teachers- one main teacher for each class and an additional language and subjects teacher.
You can donate any amount to cover the tuition fees per teacher. The costs for the training are:
Teachers: $2,500 per year, $5,000 for two years
Resource and reference books: $150 per year $300 for two years
Arts and crafts materials: $100 per year $200 for two years
The tuition fees cover two years of full-time teacher training, an additional tailored training course to meet Indreni’s diverse Nepali children’s cultural and religious needs, such as adding one hour per week of additional instruction with a Hindu-oriented emphasis, and a two-year mentorship program once trainees completed their training and are teaching.
To contribute to this cause, you can pay the teachers' salaries. The salaries per teacher are:
Kindergarten teacher: $200 per month; $2,400 per year or $4,800 for two years
Primary school teacher: $200 USD a month; $2,400 per year or $4,800 for two years
Donations can be sent to Indreni Charity through this link:
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