Education in Nepal
Nepal is officially the poorest country in Asia. Educational opportunities are therefore limited for a large portion of the countries population.
In Nepal there are 3 types of schools available to prospective students. Private, those that are funded through their own efforts. They are usually expensive and only attended by the privileged class. Next are the public schools which are governement funded. Finally are the ‘community’ schools. These are set up and run by local people who wish to have an education facility available to the youth of that particular community. They rarely recieve government support and as such, struggle.
The first is to provide the infrastructure necessary to recieve a proper education. This includes not only the buildings and classrooms but proper sanitary facilities and water access.
Once the proper infrastructure is in place, it’s important to have the necessary equipment and materials for the children to learn in a comfortable environment. Desks, chairs, blackboards are basic tools to work on. We’ll look to make sure these are available to all the kids enrolled. We’ll also provide books, stationery, paper etc.
In addition, making sure the schools can provide water, toilets to students will also be a major part of our project. Many in the rural communities we are dealing with have little access to such necessities. Education is of little concern if you don’t have enough clean drinking water.. This then will be an essential part of the schools establishment.
Next are the teachers and training that makes the whole education process possible. In addition, providing the necessary teaching materials to provide adequate and quality education.
I personally believe it’s important to provide education and skills that are relevant to the environment where they are being taught. Providing real opportunities for the children to go on to bigger things in life but ensuring they give back to their local community.