Children living in poverty have only the rote learning of school and little stimulation or adult support within their home or institution. The School+Plus program is a proven approach to developing and empowering kids in Nepal. The program provides two hours of daily tutoring, art and music classes, regular health check-ups, and daily nutritious meals, all in a caring and loving environment.
When the school day is over, children in poor communities are left with nothing to do, often their parents are working, there is no one to connect with, and they are left to fend for themselves on the local streets. Our School+Program provides a stimulating environment that offers children the opportunity to explore their own ideas, it extends their learning in a fun and creative way and treats them as unique and valuable individuals full of potential.
Over the two years we have been running the program we have seen wonderful changes in the local kids, and by using local tutors and Nepal appropriate content we have enhanced their schooling and given the kids a boost in confidence that helps them realise their fuller potential. The impact of the program is also directly reflected in their school results and equally important has enhanced their overall health and confidence.
Children in the program are be better equipped for achieving at school and that gives them a head-start toward their future opportunities. We received 12 month funding through the GG Acceleraotor program and so have extended our campaign to seek 24 months funding. Once secured we will start a second program in another location to serve another community.