Girls Education in Nepal

by The Small World
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Girls Education in Nepal
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Girls Education in Nepal
Girls Education in Nepal
Girls Education in Nepal
Girls Education in Nepal
Girls Education in Nepal
Girls Education in Nepal
Girls Education in Nepal

Project Report | Sep 5, 2017
PREPARING FOR THE LIFE THEY ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT

By Sonam Doka Sherpa | project Leader

Girls from different community growing together
Girls from different community growing together

PREPARING FOR THE LIFE THEY ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT 
BUT NEVER THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE

In the remote Everest region of Nepal, seven out of ten girls drop out of school after grade 10. Other than for reasons of poverty, the prevailing cultural view in Nepal favors sending boys to school and keeping the girls at home to take care of household chores. As a result, the literacy rate of women is just 23%.

To end the gender gap in education and realize our vision of equal access and opportunity for boys and girls in remote villages of Solukhumbhu, we built the first of its kind Girls' Dorm for higher education. This provides guardianship for girls to have a safe place as well as tuition fees, uniforms, and books. Several Women's Leadership Programs help them to push their personal limits with a goal of future role model leadership for their community.

Since 2010 this place has been beautiful home for 150 girls. This month our 3rd batch of girls graduated and we welcome 40 new girls. Every girl who joined us belongs to remote village in Himalaya, where life is difficult in many ways. Most villages that our girls come from are without electricity, telecommunication, and running water and health facilities. They have to walk several days to arrive at the facility where college education is provided.

We select girls from different villages based on a ranking test because we have only 40 seats but over 200 applicants. Once they are qualified they will be provided free accommodation, college education sponsorship with all the supplies. Besides college education girls are also provided basic computer training, public speaking training and awareness about human trafficking and how to be safe and save our sisters from such situation. 

Because of their enthusiasm and desire to make their dreams a reality, it is easy to envision these girls becoming future leading women of their community. Role models are important, so once a month we arrange meetings with inspiring female leaders, such as female teachers, nurses, business women, police officers, social workers, etc.

Twenty-seven percent (27%) of all the graduates are placed in different jobs like teaching, health care, accountancy, journalism, police force. The Small World has always believed that gratitude should be at the center of all we do. So huge thanks to you for being an instrumental part of our girls' education project's success. We will share stories about the journey of our graduates how they feel now once they achieved their dream which they never thought they will.

continue higher education ,first one in the family
continue higher education ,first one in the family
beside of study they play, dance & enjoy the life
beside of study they play, dance & enjoy the life
seeing happiness, peace & confident with hope
seeing happiness, peace & confident with hope
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The Small World

Location: kathmandu - Nepal
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Project Leader:
Karma Sherpa
kathmandu , Nepal

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