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 Education  Nepal Project #35353

NAANI - Education to Kids of Brick Factory Workers

by Girls Empowered by Travel - Nepal
NAANI - Education to Kids of Brick Factory Workers
NAANI - Education to Kids of Brick Factory Workers
NAANI - Education to Kids of Brick Factory Workers
NAANI - Education to Kids of Brick Factory Workers

Summary

The project will give 40 Nepali kids of seasonal brick factory workers access to formal and non-formal education as well as provide nutrition during the 6 months each year, during the labor season, thus helping them to stay within the educational system and not drop out of school, which in most cases leads to extreme poverty cycle.

$5,000
total goal
$946
remaining
24
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In Nepal thousands of families migrate to Kathmandu in search of seasonal employment.Many end up in brick kilns -factories of bricks hand made from mud. Brick kilns are one of the most exploitative forms of child labor. In Feb-March 2017, 32,000 children were laboring at the kilns! At kilns there's no environment/ opportunities to study. Children skip 6 months of school, so most schools hesitate to accept them back as they return to their villages. Most kids drop out, cycle of poverty continues

Solution

The project will cover the 6 months' of school that the kids are otherwise will be skipping while living and working at brick factories. We will bridge this 6 months gap so that when kids return home, schools will accept them back. We will provide formal curriculum classes, as well as use non-formal education approaches, 'learning by doing' method, organize hands-on workshops, i.e. on health and hygiene, which is the big issue in Nepal. We will provide Sanitary Pad making training for girls too

Long-Term Impact

As work at brick factories is seasonal, we'll provide school for kids 6 months a year, from November to April. This Nov 2018 we're starting our first cycle. Such education needs continuity, so if we manage to raise funds, we will provide classes every year for 6 months. If these kids get proper studying environment and nutrition, they will much less likely to drop out of school, they will receive education and motivation to succeed in life, breaking thru their families' poverty cycle.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Nepalese always celebrate a new year in April 14.
Different photos from Brick kiln and others

Organization Information

Girls Empowered by Travel - Nepal

Location: Kathmandu - Nepal
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Project Leader:
Elena Zubareva
Bhaktapur, Central Development Nepal
$4,054 raised of $5,000 goal
 
32 donations
$946 to go
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