In Nepal 43 percent child population are under the age of 16 year (CBS 2018). Among them 1.6 mi children are still onto the work for their day to day survival. Majority of these children are deprived from basic education and could not go to schools. Enrollment in schools for the deprived community is still being a dream for these working children. If we could enroll the child workers in schools we can easily eradicate problem of child labour in Nepal. Nepal's laws strictly prohibit child labour.
World bank statistics show that the per capita GNP of Nepalese people is less than $1000, about 30 percent of population live under absolute poverty line. So majority of people are not able to admit school, because; a. they (children) have to work to earn money, b. parents can not afford to buy school uniform, and required stationery and text books. There are 1.6 million children under the age of 18 years who have to work daily just for their survival. Parents encourage them to work for income.
If school enrollment can be encouraged, gradually child labour problems can be mitigated and literacy rate can be enhanced (at the moment 34 percent of total population are completely illiterate in Nepal). In Nepal, these days national campaign for education is going on, civil society are being active in school enrollment activity. Likewise, CONCERN has taken the initiation this year as well in school enrollment campaign, the project has targeted 200 children and expected from global givers.
Education is the key factor of country'd development, without education today's children can not be made as a prudent citizen in future. Literacy rate in Nepal is increasing in a very slow pace. As per CBS statistics more than 34 percent people are still completely illiterate in Nepal. We need to make 100 percent literate of all Nepalese people and children. Nepal has entered into federal state and has new constitution, which guaranteed fundamental rights to education for all, & need to achieve