The Government of Nepal has closed educational institutions indefinitely in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alternative teaching methods are the only option in this situation to continue students’ learning. How well a student learns using distance education depends on the facilitation of both parents and teachers. Therefore, providing skills to teachers on alternative pedagogies is of the utmost importance.
Recently, a two-phase training on alternative teaching methods was completed, attended by 155 teachers (53 women and 102 men), which guided them in how to deliver lessons through online mediums, as well as via radio and television. This was one of the several activities organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Centre for Education and Human Resource Development in response to COVID-19.