Education  Nepal Project #57063

Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal

by Educate the Children
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal
Strong Foundations: Early Education in Rural Nepal

Summary

Our "Strong Foundations" project will improve the early childhood education experience for hundreds of children ages 3-5 in 23 classrooms in Ramdhuni Municipality, Nepal. ETC and partner Save the Earth will: 1. Provide classroom materials, furniture, and recreational items; 2. Offer best-practice-based teacher training; 3. Host regular networking opportunities for the teachers (all women); and 4. Encourage parents' active involvement and support.

$30,000
total goal
$16,425
remaining
42
donors
13
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Quality early childhood education (ECE) isn't consistently available to children in rural Nepal. Classrooms - where they exist - can be overcrowded, lacking in basic materials and furniture, and generally insufficient to provide an enriching early education experience. ECE teachers tend to be poorly trained and lack access to the types of professional development that can help them perform their important jobs more effectively and enjoy them more.

Solution

ETC and local partner Save the Earth will improve the ECE experience for 450-500 children and their teachers in 23 ECE classrooms. We will do this via provision of both tangible and intangible resources: classroom materials and furniture, recreational items, teacher training and networking opportunities, and interactions to encourage parents' active and positive involvement with their children's early education experience.

Long-Term Impact

Among the many benefits accruing to children who participate in quality ECE programs are: 1. Development of basic skills (e.g., counting, sorting, vocabulary-building) that will support their future academic success and overall literacy/numeracy throughout life; 2. Development of important "soft" skills such as smart decision-making, cooperation, regulating emotions, expressing themselves appropriately, etc.; and 3. Development of creativity, curiosity, and inquisitive minds!

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Organization Information

Educate the Children

Location: Ithaca, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ETC_Nepal
Project Leader:
Lisa A. Lyons
Executive Director
Ithaca, NY United States
$13,575 raised of $30,000 goal
 
62 donations
$16,425 to go
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