Pipal Tree

Educating "untouchable" children in Nepal

We will support the education of children from marginalised communities and the lowest castes in south Nepal, giving them a chance to escape the cycle of poverty and, for girls, the misery and dangers of child marriage. We will build facilities and meet running costs to deliver a quality education.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 21 July 2022 to 12:00 PM, 4 August 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1159770)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£10,950

Donations

58

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

Nepal

Situation

Children from ethnic minorities and lowest castes in south Nepal are trapped in a cycle of poverty that stems from poor educational provision in under-resourced state schools, Classes are overcrowded and teachers struggle to cope. Illiterate parents (who are unable to support with homework) can see education as being a waste of time when children could be working and earning. Attendances are low and dropouts high, especially for girls who are then vulnerable to child marriage or trafficking.

Solution

We support a proven model that improves mainstream education through setting up community learning centres. These are attended twice a day by children who receive the extra tuition and homework support that parents cannot provide. The tuition is provided by college students from the same backgrounds who act as role models, their modest salaries helping cover their college fees through to graduation. The centres provide an entry point to schools and help the children to complete a full education.