Development cooperation ,20.08.2013

Physical Education Development Project in Nepal


The Physical Education Development Pilot Project 2013-2014 is LiiKe's first project in Nepal. It is planned in close cooperation with the Tribhuvan University's (TU) Department of Health, Physical and Population Education, which is the local partner in the project. The pilot project is the first step to aiming at: - increasing the equal access to Physical Education for boys and girls, - increasing the gender balance within the teachers who are teaching Physical Education,- improving the quality of the PE education,- getting the Physical Education into practice and outside the classroom when possible,- raising awareness of the importance of Physical Education in the sense of physical health and fitness on the one hand, and mental and social health of the students on the other hand,- raising awareness of the positive impact that physical activity has on learning,- raising awareness that through sports and games all the students can learn skills for life, and sometimes find a career or become an athlete,- improving the Physical Education curriculum, and- improving and formalizing the status of Physical Education as a school subject.In the project, ten districts and twenty higher secondary schools (grades 11-12) are chosen from all of the five development regions of Nepal. Districts will be selected considering the Hill and Terai settings. Twenty teachers (female and male) get an intensive training for conducting games and sports for the students. Back in the schools and districts, presentation will be given about the key findings to community and the school presonnel. In the schools, teachers start programme that includes different sports and games as regular activity and in the form of tournaments. The project schools are provided with necessary games and sports equipment. The students from grades 11 to 12 are the future primary school (grades 1-8) teachers, which adds the value of the programme.The field supervisors are nominated to monitor and support the implementation of the programme in the schools. The experiences from the students and teachers will be collected before and after the school year in which the project is implemented, and best practices manual 'How to make Physical Education accessible for boys and girls' will be made based on that. In the beginning of the project and after the implementation, seminar will be held for all the stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education in order to reach the decision-makers.


  • 2013: 30 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Teacher training 50%
  • Education facilities and training 35%
  • Health personnel development 15%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

  • Liikunnan Kehitysyhteistyö LiiKe ry
  • Health,Physical and Population Education Department (Faculty of Education);Tribhuvan University (TU)



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