Add a Classroom. Build a Green School in Nepal

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This project adds a classroom at Jyotidaya school, which serves the poor and underprivileged families in Chapagaun, Nepal. The school serves poor families - 60% household live in less than USD $1.25.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

According to the 2001 census, less than 50% of Nepal’s population is literate. One out of two children do not enroll into a secondary school. Even among those who go to a school, most do not receive quality education, especially children who live in rural communities. Less than 40% of students in public schools graduate.

How will this project solve this problem?

Jyotidaya School in Chapagaun is a model school that offers an alternative to expensive private schools and low quality public schools. Run by a group of young people, the school is the only community cooperative school in Nepal.

Potential Long Term Impact

The school offers quality education from the pre-school. For the last four years, 100% of the students have passed the national examination, while the national average is only 60%. When completed, 500 children will have education opportunity.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Shisir Khanal

Executive Director
Madison, WI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Add a Classroom. Build a Green School in Nepal