We are very happy to share with you that all our girls in the Girls’ Education Project in rural Nepal and their families are safe so far from the virus. But they are in a very difficult situation because their livelihoods have been disrupted. It is also difficult to find a job nowadays because businesses are running at limited capacity and with reduced staffing level. To help the girls and their families in this difficult time we have provided a grocery support package last month. The package includes 25kg of rice, 2kg of Lentils, 1ltr of cooking oil, a packet of salt, soap bar and 500 rupees’ cash for fresh vegetables. This will feed the families for a month. December is the rice harvesting time and most of the families in the villages grow rice so, now the rice will feed them for sometimes.
The Coronavirus is still a matter of concern in Nepal and it will remain for sometimes. So to stop the virus to spread in wider the schools are still closed. An online class is in operation for elder pupils along with classes through television and radio. To support the girls further in their education, we have arranged a private tuition class with teachers who live nearby their home for all the girls.
Even though it is difficult, we ensured all the girls have sufficient study materials so there is no disruption in their study. We also keep in touch regularly through phone and visit by maintaining the social distance. Currently, seven of our girls who are in the final years of higher secondary schooling are taking the final exam.
Continuing the work during a difficult time and providing extra support to the families definitely will increase the project expenses and we have to rely on our loyal supporters. We organise a few fundraising annual events but this is not possible this year. We also know the income of many has been affected by the global pandemic yet we request our supporters to donate whatever is affordable because it is needed to continue the vital work in Nepal.
We have lit candles to wish the good health of everyone globally. Finally, please participate in our Pub Quiz organised by the NVF Team and led by Ewan.
Summary of the report: Nepal Village Foundation has supported three major activities in this year through the Girls’ Education Project in Nepal. £11,050 was expended on the activities and ninety-seven girls from the poorest of the poor families have benefited. The global corona pandemic has made everyone’s life very difficult however the girls and their families are safe. Despite all the challenges we have faced in the year, our total fundraising was £9,615 which is still higher than the last year.
In this year, we have supported ninety-two girls studying in class three to class twelve from Bhagawatpur, Majhaura, Dhikuli, Mahadewa, Durgapur, Kajoli, Chakala, Ekbarpur and Bathanaha villages of Mahadeva Municipality, Saptari Nepal. We wanted to take more girls into the scheme from May 2020 but due to the global corona pandemic, the local schools are still closed so we plan to take more girls into the scheme next year.
The Corona virus pandemic has made everyone's life very difficult and, the poorest ones are in the worst situation. To help and support the poorest in this difficult situation, we have created a disaster relief project.
The families of the girls who are currently being supported through the girls education project will be given a priority to benefit from the project. The link of the project is- https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/food-for-the-starving-ones-in-nepal/
Through the project, we will provide a month's grocery that includes rice, dal, peas, rice flakes, salt, soap bar, cooking oil and some cash for fresh vegetables.
Please help the poorest ones by donating to the project whatever you can afford.
STOP THE SPREAD OF THE CORONA VIRUS, STAY HOME, WASH HANDS REGULARLY AND BE SAFE AND, HELP EACH OTHERS IN WHATEVER WAYS IT IS POSSIBLE.
We hope that this message finds you in a good health.
Here in Nepal, all the schools are closed and our girls from the girl's education project are safe in their home. We are taking every possible procurement measure to ensure that the girls are following the essential hygiene procedures to protect themselves from the deadly virus.
The news about the human loss from around the globe has saddened us. So far, no human loss has been recorded in Nepal but people are very scared and things are not normal. We are lighting candles for everyone safety and for the souls to rest in peace.
Together let’s fight the killer virus and be safe.
Namaste from the cold and windy land of Nepal. All the ninety-seven girls are busy preparing for the coming exams. The girls in class eight and ten are working harder because they have to take the district and national levels of exam in the coming month. There are eight girls in class eight and thirteen girls are in class ten. The girls in class ten have to take a pre-test before appearing in the final national exam which called Secondary Education Examination (SEE).
HSN staff are pretty busy to support the girls in every way that is possible to ensure the girls have the right support in preparation for the exam. The girls are receiving addition tuition classes by private teachers as well as taking additional coaching classes provided by the schools. SEE exam is the most important exam because it determines which way the educational career of the participants goes. So the thirteen girls who will be taking the exams soon are pretty nervous too.
Despite the importance of the exam, the school attendance of the girls in class ten and nine is not good. It is because they are teenagers and have to work with their parents in the field as the last two months has been a busy month for the farmers. Livelihoods of the people in the villages depend on agriculture and regardless of anything else they all works in the field during the months. The sad part is that the ministry of education yet failed to recognise the importance and decides to schedule the exam in those months. School attendance of the remaining girls in the lowers class is fairly satisfactory.
During the next couple of months, all the staff will remain busy in supporting the girls in preparing the exams along with getting more girls in higher secondary education. We have the support from a very generous donor who has a strong belief in the power of education to change lives and has committed to sponsoring five girls to get through higher secondary education. The next report will cover how the girls did in their exams and what will be their future plans.
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