Back to school tomorrow... it's hard to ever grow out of that Sunday night feeling!
Getting an education is a right, not a privilege, but that's not necessarily the case for some Nepali children. This is we we're thrilled to work closely with local communities and provide them with learning materials.
Because back to school nerves are better than no school at all.
Our educational support programme, run in partnership with SATHI NEPAL and funded by Comic Relief, has helped almost 3,000 children into school. To make this programme such a success we work very closely with parents and the community and we’re continuing to do this as we update the project with what we’ve learnt over the last 5 years.
Over 100 parents recently turned up to a meeting to give their feedback and input on proposed changes. It’s great to see so many parents actively involved in their children’s education. Parents like Sita Thapa, who is grateful for the monthly home visits from our social workers saying “their support has made my child more disciplined and also more responsible,” and sees that this should be her role - “but we need to support our children’s education ourselves and not just rely on projects like this.” This is exactly the change we’ve been working for. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s a new academic year in Nepal and we’ve been getting the children we support off to a good start. We give each child a uniform, bag, books and enough stationery for six months. As you can see, they're really pleased with their new stuff. Enjoy and good luck guys!