The three-day Workshop on Appreciative Inquiry and Child-Friendly School Environment "was conducted by Loo Niva Child Concern Group in collaboration with the Social Development Committee, wards 18, 21, 22, and 25 of Lalitpur metropolitan city at Nagarkot Hotel Country Villa, Nagarkot from 29 - 31 May 2023. In total 25 School principals from different schools of wards 18, 21, 22 & 25 of Lalitpur Metropolitan City have participated in the training. The main objectives of the training were to equip Principals with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a creative and inclusive learning environment for all the students and to support practical strategies and techniques for implementing appreciative inquiry in the classroom, and explore opportunities for positive change. National and International Expertise in Appreciative Inquiry and Child-Friendly school Environments were presented to mentor the principals throughout the workshop.
Parliament member of Bagmati Province Mr. Prem Bhakta Maharjan presented as the chief guest in the opening ceremony and Ms. Manjali Shakya Bajracharya, deputy mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City was presented as a chief guest in the closing ceremony of the program. Ward chairs of ward number 19, 22, and 25 respectively Mr. Rajendra Maharjan, Sagar Tuladhar, and Mr. Daulat Kumar Khatri, ward member of ward number 25 Ms. Rukmani Maharjan presented as guests in the program. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Milan Raj Dharel, formal executive director of the National Child Rights Council, and Mr. Rupendra Maharjan.
The Session on AI mainly focused on the following topics.
- An appreciative Inquiry,
- An appreciative inquiry approach to reflecting on teaching
- An appreciative inquiry into nurse educators' "Exam Practices"
- Appreciative Education
- Appreciative Inquiry and knowledge management
- School Strategic planning based on appreciative inquiry
- School as Learning Communities" Leadership through Appreciative Inquiry"
Topics included in the session on school governance
- How we see education
- How we see school / what kind of school we want
- How to Understand Students
- What kind of behavior do we have to do with students
- School Governance- Elements and Actions
- Good Governance in School
- A School Governance Demands
- What we will do to make our school safe and supportive
The Eight Points Declaration paper has been prepared in the program and handed over to the Deputy Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City. Teachers are highly motivated and excited to implement all these points in their schools.