Currently, Nepal Village Foundation sponsors ninety-seven girls through the Girls’ Education Project in Saptari, Nepal to receive a formal education. Fifty-seven of the girls are in basic education, thirty-three in secondary and seven in higher secondary.
The twelve girls who took the final secondary education examination last year, have received the result. Two of the girls are willing to study higher secondary education and, we are discussing about it with their parents for the possibility and feasibility. The remaining ten girls will not be able to study further because of the result and they don’t have their parents’ support.
Our target was/is to support the girls from poor and Dalit families to get through the secondary education and, for that we have an agreement with the girls and with their parents. So anything after that, it’s a choice of the girls, their parents and, also depending on the result.
To study higher secondary education is expensive, the curriculums demand more time and effort and, the college that offers the course are far. The higher secondary education is a two years course and in total for the two years it costs between £650 and £450 depending on the faculty. To study science faculty is the most expensive.
So, we only consider to support the girls if someone is willing to sponsor them for the whole two years. Currently, seven girls are being sponsored to study higher secondary education. If anyone can afford to sponsor the girls, then please get in touch through our website.
Jul 21, 2019
The Trustees' Annual Report 2018/19
By Krit Sharma - Project Leader
We are pleased to share the trustees’ annual report with you.
The year in brief: £13,670 was expended on the two projects. The funding sponsored 104 girls to receive a formal education in rural villages of Nepal and established a learning resource centre. The funding also created many job opportunities and supported other economic activities in the community. Creating job opportunities for women in the community motivates more girls to receive a formal education which breaks through the belief that women can only work in the house. It also delays teenage marriage, which is good for children and mother’s health.
The main source of income remains individual donors, fundraising events and through online-fundraising platforms. In total, £9,443 was raised through these sources in the year. Even though the fundraising wasn’t as good as the previous year, the number of people donating regularly has increased significantly. We still recommend more people to donate regularly because it helps us to decide how many girls we can fund in any particular year.
To keep all our girls in school, we expended £4,227 (roughly $5000) more than we have fundraised in the year and the money has to be borrowed. Therefore, we must repay the money in in this year and raise sufficient to keep the girls in school. So, please be a little more generous this year if you can afford.
Twelve girls from the rural villages of Nepal took the final secondary exam through this project three weeks ago. Eight years of our hard work they are finally being noticed. We are delightful and let’s wish the girls a brighter future ahead.
Further, eleven girls will take the exam next year and the following. There are one-hundred and seven girls being supported to receive a formal education through the project. We support the girls because girls in the communities are denied to an education for cultural and traditional reasons.
All the remaining girls in the scheme have stepped up a class, and their new curriculum will start from 23rd of April 2019. To ensure they attend school regularly and do better in the class, we will be providing a bicycle to fifty girls who currently don’t have one. We will also be proving a fresh set of study support package in a couple of days. These activities will cost around £4,000/$5,400.
There are more girls in the villages currently not in the scheme, but they need our support to continue their education. To sponsor a girl for a year costs £60/$80 only.
Even though, it is a small scale project it has been very successful to change the life of many girls in rural Nepal.