Safe and Inclusive School Pathway for Children and Youth in Nepal

Neljä nepalilaista tyttöä seisoo koulupuvuissa koulun edessä. Tytöillä on kaikilla kädessään oppikirjat ja oranssi pussi.

Nepal is one of the least developed countries in Asia. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a third of the population are at a high risk of falling into extreme poverty. Nepal has an alarmingly high number of school dropouts: 48% of the children are not finishing basic education. Especially girls and children with disabilities struggle to access and complete education.  

Safe school pathways for children and youth

To respond to these challenges, Fida’s Country Programme has selected four municipalities to become models of safe school pathways for children and youth. All the government schools in Khijidemba, Bateshwor, Ishworpur, and Kailari municipalities are supported in developing an education path from basic education to secondary education and future studies. 

Digital learning and teacher training as tools to ensure quality education

The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is promoted in schools. Teachers receive training in child-friendly methods, and coordination between schools and parents is strengthened. Young people’s pathways to secondary education and future studies are supported by promoting career counselling. Communities receive adult-literacy classes, as well as business training.

Collaboration with local schools, NGOs, and the private sector

Fida works in cooperation with four local organisations: Rescue Nepal, Relative Nepal, New Life Service Association and Transformation Nepal. The partners receive support and training to act as community-based advocates for the rights of children.

Collaboration with schools, local governments, and relevant companies in the private sector is also promoted to ensure quality education to all.