We believe every child deserves the chance to go to school. With your support, we can help some of the poorest and most vulnerable children to go to school.
WHAT WE DO:
Street Child of Nepal provides education for children in marginalised rural and urban communities across Nepal. From building schools in earthquake-affected communities to giving the most marginalised children a chance to go to school, we believe in long-term solutions.
We are now working to ensure that no child is forgotten and has access to the learning opportunities that they deserve.
BIMALA, THE HARD WORKING MOTHER WHOSE CHILDREN ARE BACK IN SCHOOL
"I am really happy with the school here. I don’t have to worry about my children’s education and I know that they are happy and safe. I don’t mind what my children decide to do in their future, I only want them to be happy and educated so they can freely choose what to do with their lives.”
Bimala travels to Nepal every year with her husband and 3 children. Like many parents who migrate to Nepal for brick kiln work she was worried about her children being out of school. Street Child partnered with local NGO Kopila Nepa to setup a small school on the site of Bimala’s brick factory, so that the children have somewhere to learn whilst their parents work.
Bimala’s 5-year-old son, Ashish, currently attends. This school uses a special curriculum and teaching methods designed to allow children to transition easily in and out of schools in their home districts, in order to minimise the disruption to their education caused by the yearly migration.
SARASWATI, THE EARTHQUAKE SURVIVOR DETERMINED TO SEE HER DAUGHTERS IN SCHOOL
Sindhuli was one of the districts worst affected by the earthquakes. For Saraswati, it meant her three daughters were unable to go to school, something she never wanted to see happen:
"My parents didn’t want me to go to school because I was a girl. Today, one of my brothers is a doctor, one’s a vet and one has his own business but I was never given that opportunity. This is why I am determined to educate all of my three girls so they can have a better life than me.”
After the Nepal Earthquakes, many parents were scared to send their children to school because of damage to school buildings. Now Street Child is building more learning spaces in Sindhuli to ensure that children are safe to go to school. Saraswati is championing education for girls and boys in her community, leading by example in showing her community that it is safe for children to go back to school.