Sunita: Masterminding to improve school performance of girls in the scheme
Just to recap- Girls, particularly from poor and Dalit community in rural Nepal are denied an education. This project aims to support ninety girls in most need of schooling.
Recently, we have collected yearly school attendance of girls in the scheme. The record shows that girls are progressing in their study but not to the expected levels. This could be for various reasons. One example is that parents are not allowing their children to attend school regularly. It is very important to improve their school performance now if they are to pass final school year exams and progress in their future.
The girls in the scheme were being monitored by couple of temporary volunteers as we were unable to provide resources to hire a professional project worker. Now that our income is growing, we have been able to support our partner organisation [Hamro Samaj Nepal] and have hired Sunita as a full time project assistant. Sunita previously has been working as an English teacher in a private school. She is motivated, enthusiastic and more importantly she wants to help less able girls in the community to get an education.
Sunita’s first task was to collect the last year school attendance of girls in the scheme which she did successfully in the given time. After analysing the attendance record, now she is developing plan of action to improve the school performance of girls in the scheme. To find out how well she is doing in masterminding the reasons that hinder the girls’ school performance, you have to wait until the next progress report.
Currently, we are supporting only twenty five girls through the scheme but our target is to bring ninety girls in the scheme through the project. To introduce more girls, Sunita has also been assessing affordability and family condition of a further twenty five girls. It is likely that fifteen new girls will be introduced into the scheme by the end of May 2014.
How can you help us to bring more girls into school? The chair of Nepal Village Foundation, Carole Sharma suggests that a regular donation of as little as £5 a month would be very effective. We could then make a decision on when and how many more girls could be introduced into the scheme. Carole also is very grateful for your continuous support in the project.
Did you know that? An anonymous donor is matching all our new monthly recurring donations!!
Nepal Village Foundation, UK