Girls’ education has been ignored in Nepal, particularly in rural areas. The main reasons are cultural traditions, an unsuitable schooling environment and financial problems. NVF raises awareness about the importance of girls’ education through the project and provides financial support to girls from the poorest of the poor and Dalit families to enable them to receive a formal education. The support includes all the study materials such as books, notebooks, pens, and pencils as well as a bicycle, extra tuition classes and exams fee and the support.
In this year, we have supported seventy-three girls studying in class five to twelve from Bhagawatpur, Majhaura, Dhikuli, Mahadewa, Durgapur, Kajoli, Chakala, Ekbarpur and Bathanaha villages of Mahadeva Municipality, Saptari Nepal. We have extended the support to three new girls this year and nineteen girls have left the scheme. Ten of the nineteen girls didn’t want to study higher education, six of the girls completed their higher education and three of them have left the scheme without completing their study. The three girls were forced by their parents and, now they are married and have a baby. We are grateful to hear that they are safe and their baby
However, most of the girls in the scheme are now teenagers which were very rare at the time when the project was started in 2009. It took twelve years to see that many teenager’s girls in the education from the community. This is a huge achievement and everyone associated with the project should feel proud. Lastly, even in the Coronavirus Pandemic we urge our supporters to keep donating to the project whatever amount is affordable because this is the only way we can continue our support to the need girls in rural Nepal.
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