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Quality inclusive education for all in Nepal


VSO’s work in Nepal improves education access and quality for disadvantaged children, in order to develop a generation of healthy, resilient and employable active citizens.

Children from Bal Mandir School, Nepal Peter Caton

Children from Bal Mandir School, Nepal

We believe that every child is able to learn and has the right to a quality education. Our goal is to enable the most disadvantaged children and young people in Nepal to gain equitable and inclusive access to quality learning and skills development.

In a long-established collaboration with the Ministry of Education, VSO focuses on the skills, knowledge, practices and policies which can sustainably improve learning outcomes. We support civil society, community groups and education institutions to address barriers to access, retention, participation and equity, and to enable an inclusive and child-friendly education sector.

Our work seeks to ensure that the value of education is recognised and invested in from family level to national level, in a transparent and accountable manner. We advocate for education policies to be relevant, needs-based and – most importantly – actually implemented. To increase our impact, we integrate sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education into our work in schools, including adolescent-friendly information and behaviour-change communication, menstrual hygiene management, community awareness, and improving teachers’ capabilities for delivering SRH content.

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