Education  Nepal Project #11629

UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
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UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal
UN SDG 4: Tackling Education Inequality in Nepal

Introduction 

There is a 50% gap between the number of children from families above the poverty line compared to the number of children from families below the poverty line who are enrolled in school.

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This project provides educational support in the form of resources, these include providing educational resources to enhance learning, supporting feeding programs, helping cover rental expenses and assisting with improvements to facilities! Effective education in the early years will broaden children's future opportunities and capabilities, minimising drop -out rates and encouraging further studies in higher education. As well as improving learning facilities which will lead to healthier, safer and more positive learning environments.

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Introduction 

There is a 50% gap between the number of children from families above the poverty line compared to the number of children from families below the poverty line who are enrolled in school. Education in Nepal is already struggling with poor quality education due to underqualified teachers, poor/no educational resources and unsafe infrastructure,

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Effective education in the early years will broaden children's future opportunities and capabilities, minimising drop -out rates and encouraging further studies in higher education. Just $20 will provide resources for 2 children for an entire year. We have currently raised $11606 but still need a further $4000 to reach our goal.

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Dear Supporters,

 

This year has been challenging for communities across the globe. On the ground, communities are still grappling with the effects of continued lockdowns and uncertainty.  

 

With little to no warning the impact of Covid-19 on our local communities in Nepal was swift. Lockdown was enacted very early on in decisive measures to ensure the safety and health of communities spanning the mountainous countryside and densely populated cities.  

 

All classes and support were suspended, with many in the communities we support thankful for the quick action, acknowledging their safety was at the forefront of any decisions. 

 

Our local staff have consistently been calling and checking in on our community partners since the pandemic started. Regular phone contact has been welcomed and an engaging moment that many community members look forward to. They continue to express concern for many of their supporters around the world and their hope that one day things will be back to normal. 

 

Multiple emergency food relief campaigns have been carried out to support local communities, and in particular guides and porters who have been unable to work since March. With the tourism sector gutted their return to work date is uncertain.  

 

Our education and women’s empowerment coordinators have continued to distribute educational packs for children who have been out of school for extended periods now. They leave these at local food shops so everyone can grab some fun homework or activities to do while being at home. Every now and then when they happen to meet the children as they are dropping these packs off, they are able to talk through some of the work and get feedback on which additional activities the children would like to practise.  

 

As the year continues in uncertain ways, we feel so fortunate to work with such collaborative partners who are always so responsive to working with us. We are also incredibly grateful to have the support of such eager donor’s, fundraisers and supporters, without whom, we would not be able to complete any of the work mentioned above. It truly is a privilege to be able to work in the way that we do and we thank you for your support in this.  We look forward to welcoming new and existing funders into our journey this year

 

With Gratitude,

 

Nepal Community

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Food Distribution
Food Distribution

Dear Supporters,

 

Over the last 3 months our teams have been grappling with the sudden changes brought about due to Covid-19 and lockdown orders nationally in Nepal. 

 

With little to no warning the impact of Covid-19 on our local communities in Nepal was swift. Lockdown was enacted very early on in decisive measures to ensure the safety and health of communities spanning the mountainous countryside and densely populated cities.  

 

All classes and support were suspended, with many in the communities we support thankful for the quick action, acknowledging their safety was at the forefront of any decisions. 

 

Our local staff have been calling and checking in on our community partners since, and regularly via phone calls have been warmed to know that the community always shows concern and ask about others, especially our supporters from around the world, concerned about how this pandemic is affecting them. 

 

A large emergency food relief campaign was carried out to support people in the communities who are daily wage earners. Over half of Nepal’s population rely on daily labour work to feed their families, and with no work for over 2 months, their ability to meet basic needs was extremely difficult. We were invited to help nominate families within our community and worked with a local partner to provide over 150 families with basic food supplies for a month. 

 

Alongside this, our education and women’s empowerment coordinators have created educational packs for children who have been out of school for extended periods now, leaving them at local food shops so everyone can grab some fun homework or activities to do while being at home.  

 

Our construction team had begun work on a new school desk building campaign, with the aim to try and build over 35 desks in the year 2020. 2 have been built as a start and with your continued support the goal, will still be possible, making the second half of the year jam packed with construction work to carry out and catch up on.  

 

As the year continues in uncertain ways, we feel so fortunate to work with such collaborative partners who are always so responsive to working with us. We are also incredibly grateful to have the support of such eager donor’s, fundraisers and supporters, without whom, we would not be able to complete any of the work mentioned above. It truly is a privilege to be able to work in the way that we do and we thank you for your support in this.  We look forward to welcoming new and existing funders into our journey this year.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Nepal Community

Education Distribution
Education Distribution
Food Distribution
Food Distribution

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Wall painting at school
Wall painting at school

Dear Supporters,

 

There is no doubt that a more attractive and functional  working environment has positive benefits for a school including improved learning outcomes for students. Likewise a great workspace has benefits for the women learning English. Your support has made these things happen.

 

Many local women enjoy  English lessons. In an area that relies on tourism and where many of the children are quite strong in English, it is empowering for local women to be learning English too.  Women generally don’t have the opportunity to finish their schooling and so they have a willingness to learn as much as they can. Once children are off to school it is often a great time for women to start learning again. 

 

Donations have enabled the rental of a space in the community where these learning sessions can take place. Aside from English lessons, arts and crafts and health workshops often take place as well.   This space means women are not travelling long distances to join lessons and they can learn with others and with a degree of comfort rather than outside under shelters. Additionally the space allows for more movement and interaction between the women than a smaller more confined area. Their lessons have become more interactive due to the available space..

 

On the outskirts of Pokhara the 45 students and their teachers of a  small government school are enjoying the benefit of some school improvements.  New shelving, new desks, freshly painted walls and improvements to the bathrooms are all helping children and teachers feel comfortable in their work environment.  Unfortunately, desks can be wobbly and of poor height, shelving is minimal in many schools and bathrooms are always in need of regular attention. The work at the school has enabled children to have strong sturdy desks with storage space built in for their books, the shelving has allowed for better management and access to resources, and upgraded toilets are always a benefit to the health and safety of children and teachers. The school also now proudly displays the Nepali emblems painted onto  their walls which allows them to fit with the tradition of other local schools. These things are integral to school pride. For all of these upgrades we are grateful for your support.

 

Our plan is to continue supporting the improvements of learning environments.  The desks have proven to be a great asset to the classrooms and being able to provide these for a wider range of schools will ensure that more students are reaping the benefits. Regular refurbishment to schools also ensures  clean and effective work environments and this is something that we will continue to fund with your kind donations. The women’s work space is proving to be a great asset and your continued support will ensure we can keep this space and over time, add the necessary learning resources as well. From your donations, may will benefit.

 

Thank you to all donors for making these learning environments possible. Without your support, the women would still be having their lessons in outside areas the children would be working in far more basic conditions.

 

We thank all of our supporters for their valuable donations and we look forward to providing ongoing support for the effective learning spaces in the future.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Nepal Community

Women's lesson
Women's lesson
Women's lesson
Women's lesson
Renovation of the classroom
Renovation of the classroom

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
$11,843 raised of $15,000 goal
 
141 donations
$3,157 to go
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