Marie Michael Library


REFLECT in Nepal


22 min.

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This film discusses the problem of illiteracy in Nepal, an area in which many NGOs have been working. In the early 1990's, however, it was noticed that despite the effort being made, the literacy rate remained low. A number of NGOs came together to discuss the problem, and found that traditional educational processes were not working well. They decided the try to REFLECT method, based in part on Freirean teachings, which emphasizes participatory and democratic learning. Within 3 years, 24 pilot classes had increased to more than 300. Donated by Jagat Basnet (DP2001).

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