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Promoting quality and inclusive education for out-of-reach children


This project supported children most at risk of dropping out of school (specifically vulnerable girls, Dalits and children with disabilities) so that they could continue their education. And, to ensure that going to school was truly worthwhile, we worked to improve the teaching they received.

girls side of the class in Nepal

For some children however, pressures from home or learning difficulties had already led to them leaving school. A minority of children had never enrolled to begin with. For these groups, an extremely challenging and limited future awaits.

The project therefore also gave intensive support to children already out of school to help them to enroll. This included bridging classes so they could catch up on their learning, and engagement with family, community and school to motivate them to protect the child’s education.

Having begun as a three-district project, it was expanded to six districts (Baglung, Kailali, Kaski, Myagdi, Rupandehi and Surkhet) with support of the Ministry of Education in recognition of its impact. It reached more than 31,500 children, including the successful enrolment of 1,023 out-of-school children, and trained 816 teachers at over 100 schools.

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