A school in a village, near Kathmandu, receives government funding up to 5th grade. By paying for a teacher, Sarvodaya, has been able to support community's effort to add classrooms up to 8th grade.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Shikharpa, a community of ethnic group called Nagarkoti, receives governtment support for a school up to fifth grade. Currently, about 300 children study in the school. When they complete primary education, in the village, they have very limited choices. Some children continue education at a private school. However, most children, whose parents survive on subsistence farming, drop out. In collaboration with community, Sarvodaya has enabled the school to offer education up to the eighth grade.
How will this project solve this problem?
They project pays for a salary of a teacher. In addition to our contributions, community members raise funds locally, which has helped hire four teachers and increase the classrooms at the school to the eighth grade.
Potential Long Term Impact
In the long run, added educational level in the community will lead into social, political and economic empowerment.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.