Education  Nepal Project #13972

The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal

by Nepal Village Foundation, UK
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
The Girls Education Project in Rural Nepal
Making the financial report publin in Nepal
Making the financial report publin in Nepal

The financial year ends on the 16th of July in Nepal. We have expended 725,572 rupees (£5,573 or US$8,136) in total in the year on the Girls’ Education Project. 105 girls from the poorest of the poor families have been supported through the project to receive a formal education in Mahadeva municipality of Saptari district, Nepal. It means £53 per girl for the year.

Breaking down the cost, we have expended £746 on study materials (£7/per girl), £1,398 on uniform (£14/per girl), £140 on extra tuition and exam fees, £280 on bicycles and £573 on awareness raising activities. Similarly, £1,542 was expended on project implementation, monitoring and reporting, and £902 on support to the partner organisation towards admin, bills and governance.

The study support package includes notebooks, pens, extra tuition and exam fees, a bicycle if the school is far to walk, uniform (a pair of trousers, skirt, shirt, socks, shoes, sandals, hat and scarf) and all the support. Textbooks are provided by the government, and there is no schooling fee in the local community schools.   

Currently, a full-time senior project assistant and three full-time interns are managing the project, and monitor all the girls to ensure they attend school regularly. The girls come from ten different villages and go twelve different local schools. The project assistant and the interns visit all the schools and villages regularly, so it’s not an easy job. They also report the progress to the chair and board of trustees monthly.

Although the majority of girls are now completing the final year of secondary schooling through the project, they are not progressing towards higher secondary schooling. It is because they achieve a poorer grade in the final exams which doesn’t allow them to do so and the culture of teenage teen marriages. Therefore, from this year’s and forward our focus will be given on how the girls achieve a better grade along with others. We strongly believe that a better grade will motivate some girls to progress towards higher secondary schooling.    

Nepal Village Foundation’s board of trustees are now considering to sponsor interested girls from the poor families to study further, but barely any girl meets the criteria. Hence, new project activities, such as an extra tuition class before and after the school hours for every girl will be considered to achieve the goal.

Carefully looking at the inflation rate and the new project activities, our prediction for the 2018/19 is £60 or US$88 per girl. If you are sponsoring a girl by giving regularly, then please adjust your donation accordingly, and if you are not, then please sponsor a girl today. Your donation is making a huge and real difference to improve the lives of disadvantaged girls and women in rural Nepal. 

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Three weeks ago the year-end class test was taken and, we confirm that all the 106 girls in the scheme have stepped up a class. To prepare the girls for the next class, we have provided a new set of uniform, new school bag and sufficient study materials. Four ladies from the village have stitched all the 106 set of uniform. The ladies made sufficient income from the job that they would normally make in three months. The ladies are grateful to get the job.

Similarly, 780 notebooks, 297 pens and 106 school bags that we provided to the girls two weeks ago purchased from the local suppliers. In total, we spent 143,823 rupees (£1028) to provide all of these. The girls will get a new set of winter uniform as well in November and sufficient notebooks and pens every quarterly.

To ensure all the 106 girls attend school regularly, we have hired three new full-time volunteers. Now, all together we have four staff to monitor the girls. The three new volunteers are Radha, Kiran and Renu and Renu is one of our ex-pupils. They completed their secondary schooling last year. The three volunteers will cost 180,000 rupees (£1286) annually.

The belief that women in the community can only work in-house and field has to come to an end because it demotivates girls in the community to retrieve a formal education. We strongly believe that creating a job opportunity for girls in the community will create a dynamic environment in which it will be easier for the girls to retrieve a formal education. Creating such an opportunity for girls in the community will give them a real feel to use of an education which hopefully will create a realisation for the need of an education.

Over the next months and years, we will be working to reduce the gap between parents of the girls and teachers. Parents of the girls rarely visit the school to see how well they are doing. We will be persuading the parents to visit the school regularly with our staff and make them involve in and show an interest. By doing that will develop a pressure on the teachers as well as to teach pupils better which will contribute to improving the quality of teaching and learning.

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Police visit to the parents
Police visit to the parents

First of all, many thanks to those who donated generously to the GivingTuesday. It was a good fundraising event and, the next fundraising event is on Sunday the 20th of May.  We will walk the 10k for Nepal in London and then enjoy home-cooked delicious curries. You are kindly invited to participate in the event and sponsor the walkers.

You will be pleased to know that we have started to provide the educational support to nine more girls from this January. The girls are from the poorest and Dalit families, and the support will enable them to retrieve a formal education. The support will be continuous until the girls completed the grade ten. Then, the girls will be encouraged to enrol in our higher education scheme which is currently being developed. The scheme aims to produce more educated and capable women in the community from the disadvantaged families.

In the quarter, we provided 427 Notebooks and 264 pens to 106 girls in the scheme. Similarly, we have provided 106 sweaters, long socks, winter hats and sandals as part of the winter uniform. Fourteen girls from the scheme are behind in study, so we are providing an extra tuition class to them.

The school attendance of the girls in this quarter is not satisfactory. Only 37 girls have school attendance above the requirement, 44 girls have between 50% and 74% of the school days, and 16 girls have below 50%. It seems that the local and general elections, farming season and the bad weather are the main reasons for the unsatisfactory result. The staff and volunteers are instructed to spend more time with the girls and the families in this quarter to maintain the expectation.

Despite the agreement with parents, ten girls from the scheme are frequently absent from schooling. It is because they are forced to work in the field, being used in domestic-work and being forced into teenage marriage. We have given several warnings to the parents, but it was ignored. So, we had to call help from the police. The staff visited the parents with two police officers to resolve the issues. The visit was very effective and now, we are hopeful that the girls’ schooling will not be disrupted in the future.

We are committed to ensuring all the girls in the scheme will complete their schooling no matter what it takes and, we need your continuous support to mate it happen. So please, make a regular donation of whatever amount you can afford to the project.       

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The girls are from the scheme
The girls are from the scheme

‘GivingTuesday’ is on the 28th of November, in less than two weeks of time and, Christmas is also coming soon. GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and millions of people around the world give to charitable organisations on this day. It can be given as a donation or gift card or donation in honor for someone special. To do that visit- https://www.globalgiving.org/gifts/ and, search for ‘The Girls’ Education Project in Rural Nepal’ by Nepal Village Foundation, UK.

We support girls from the poorest and Dalits families in rural Nepal to retrieve a formal education through the project. Girls’ education has been ignored in Nepalese community for various reasons such as, cultural traditions and poverty. We provide, uniform, study materials, fees and all the supports to girls. Currently, we provide the support to ninety-six girls and, three girls have completed secondary schooling. Eleven more girls will receive the support from this month and, there are many more girls need the support in the community.

Please sponsor a girl on this holiday season. It costs only £5/$7 a month or £50/$76 per year.

Thank you for supporting the project and helping the poor girls in Nepal


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A man is risking his life for few kilo of rice....
A man is risking his life for few kilo of rice....

Dear supporters,

Thank you for your continuous support to the ongoing Girls’ Education Project in Nepal.

The devastating flood triggered by heavy rainfall in the southern Nepal on 12th of August 2017 has taken the life of 121 people, hundreds of missing, 6000 families have been displaced, and over 5 million people are severely affected. See the link for more details- https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/aug/16/floods-and-devastation-in-india-nepal-and-bangladesh-in-pictures

NVF works in Southern Nepal to promote formal education for girls from the poor and Dalit families because girls’ education has been ignored in the community. The families who have been displaced in flood are the poorest because their home in not built properly to defend against flood or earthquake. Now, without a home and livelihoods, the families will not be able to continue their children’s education.

Hence, to support the flood victim’s families and prioritise their children’s education, NVF team decided to rebuild the home and livelihoods of 100 families. A project has been posted on GlobalGiving, and without your support, we can do this. It is a very difficult time for the families so please donate generously. Link to the project– https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rebuild-the-home-and-livelihood-of-100-flood-victims/.

You can also help us by setting up a fundraising campaign or by sharing the project with your families, friends and colleagues for their help to rebuild the home and livelihoods of the poor people in Nepal.

Best wishes

The group of people have no where to escape......
The group of people have no where to escape......

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Nepal Village Foundation, UK

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
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Krit Sharma
London, England United Kingdom
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