The main objective of the twelve-month PTTP is to develop professional teachers for primary grades. The course is offered through the joint efforts of RBF, Kathmandu University and Bank Street College of Education.
Inspired by cooperation between Banking Street College of Education and Rato Bangala School dating back to 1992 and still in effect, the PTTP was designed to produce primary-level teachers well-versed in the various theories of child development and well-practiced in the classroom. After one year of training, they have had sufficient time to learn, observe, and implement high quality teaching and learning and are ready to set out on a successful teaching career.
As of April 2018, 318 teachers had participated and completed the program. Graduates of the program are widely sought after and have found good teaching positions all over Kathmandu valley and beyond.