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
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
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Nepalese always celebrate a new year in April 14.
Different photos from Brick kiln and others