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A trip to ILC at Tilathi, Saptari

27 Mar, 2023


On the occasion of constitution day, I utilized the holiday to travel to Tilathi Koiladi rural municipality of Saptari district to share my teaching experience and train the teachers employed in the Mahakavi Bidhyapati Boarding School. It took me around 8 hours to reach the destination and those 8 hours I spent watching the variety of landscapes offered by the Terai region of Nepal. Though it took me a whole day to travel I really enjoyed my trip as I got to board on the window seat of the bus.

The peaceful environment of Tilathi was heartwarming. I was amazed to witness the presence of trees and greenery inside the village which I find rare in the villages of Terai region. Almost every house in the village had a tree planted in and the environment was free from unwanted garbage. One of the greatest fears in the Terai region is mosquito bites but surprisingly Tilathi has very few mosquitoes in comparison to other other villages I had ever been which impressed me a lot. On many occasions, I could smell the fragrance of flowers on the streets of the village which is enough to express the beauty of this village. There are a number of sightseeing spots for outsiders like me to visit and witness the true beauty of the village. Several ponds and fields full of grains planted dancing along with the eastern breeze in the evening is truly an amazing experience to witness and I really felt blessed to be there at that moment of time. In the race for development, many villages are trying to become a city but in my opinion, the village should remain the village and pursue a developed village. I would consider Tilathi as a well-developed village that has pure cultural reflection and a true taste of a village that connects us to nature in this busy world.

I may get apart from Tilathi but there shall always be some part of Tilathi in my heart and I am really thankful to Shailendra Dai for providing me with such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


  The purpose of my visit to ILC in Tilathi is to share my experience and enhance the effectiveness of the school by providing training to teachers. I spent 2 days observing the teaching practices and environment of the school. The observations are:

Reinforcing the teachers

It is very obvious that without proper training the teachers teach in the way they had been taught. But with the passage of time and the demand of creativity, logic, leadership skills, and critical thinking among the students to cope with the environment and stand tall among others is increasing. Hence, I tried to make teachers realize the importance of themselves for the betterment of students and society as a whole. The training was conducted after the completion of classes every day. The glimpse of training are:


It would be early to analyze the impact of such short training, as analysis needs time. Although there are some small but major changes which I find is worth of.


What could have been done better?


Provided to prepare for training and the time period to conduct the training I would say it is a fruitful achievement where teachers are now aware of their actions and their importance in building the base for those students. The subject matters included in the training program were enough but with the time constraints the reinforcement could not be done, however, teachers are now aware of techniques and activities to be carried out. A well-motivated teacher would go beyond the boundaries by themselves to carry out the research and reflect on it during their teaching sessions.   Further, teachers can also use backward planning for themselves and their children’s future if fully dedicated to following what they learned. But of course, reinforcement on a timely basis would surely improve the learning and teaching quality.