We are developing education in the Helambu region of Nepal, 70 miles from Kathmandu. Here local schools are small, crowded, and under-resourced. We are providing a better learning environment for these children with equipment and materials, better trained teachers and new school buildings.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012
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MondoChallenge is able to achieve so much because of the energy and personal commitment of the staff.‚Äù
MondoChallenge is able to achieve so much because of the energy and personal commitment of the staff.”
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with a GNI of ¬£279 per head. It lies in 157th place (out of 187) in the UN Development Index. The remote Helambu region where we work is often neglected by government and tourism. The standard of education in these villages is very poor. In a Needs Analysis in 2009, we found classrooms were often inadequate and there was a lack of effective teachers, books, music and sports equipment. There is also a reluctance to send girls to school.
We have been working to improve this situation with our local partner, HELP Nepal, in 15 villages, and have built new classrooms, employed better qualified teachers, set up libraries and provided music and sports equipment. Already we have seen an increase in pupils of 34% in two years largely through an increase of 40% in girls‚Äô enrolment.
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