“The Technical Assistance for Soft Skills” (TASS) project (2016-2019) funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, is a three year education development project which aims at enhancing quality and relevance of general education by further supporting the integration of soft skills in general school system. With its activities TASS project aims at improving employability of all students, including girls and disadvantages, and meeting the demands of the world of work. TASS project is the second phase of the project “The TEVT Soft Skills” (TSSP) (2012-2016), which works under the Planning Division of the Ministry of Education.
TASS project provides both international and national expertise to strengthen the capacities of central and district level education agencies to implementsoft skills related programme activities effectively.
TASS aims at providing support in the following areas:
What are Soft Skills?
In Nepal, soft skills are defined as "Soft skills are the personal,cooperation, thinking, innovation and business skills, which a person needs to succeed in self-development, social participation and professional life.”
Further soft skills are elaborated as given in the following diagram:
A master list of soft skills has been developed as a checklist for curriculum developer, textbook writer, teachers and educators for integrating them in their respective areas.
TASS Works With:
At the central level TASS works with:
TASS activities are piloted in 80 pilot schools in the following 10 pilot district: Arghakhachi, Baglung, Dadeldurea, Dhanusa , Jhapa, Kailali, Kavre, Morang, Rupandehi, Surkhet. TASS project works in close cooperation of District Education Offices (DEOs) in pilot districts. For teacher training, TASS collaboratively works with Educational Training Centers (ETCs) and Lead Resource Centers (LRCs) in the districts.