Palpa and Rupandehi Districts in Lumbini Province
What are the challenges?
This precarious situation was enormously aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic hardship in the families has further increased and daily survival is often not secured. The disadvantage of girls from marginalised groups has further increased.
What is the aim of the project?
What are the main activities?
• Training of stakeholders at school administration level on the application of sustainable modern school management.
• Development of livelihoods for families in need. This includes the establishment and strengthening of women's groups to secure the income of mothers through access to economic activity and systematic savings, qualification measures in selected future-proof trades, such as vegetable growing, plumbing, beekeeping, mobile phone repair.
• Involvement of rural communities and local and community authorities to raise awareness and acceptance of the relevance of girls' education.
• Establish learning centres where girls are provided with a safe space to learn. Equipping these centres with the necessary school materials, library and modern audio-visual teaching materials. Training of assistant teachers who take over the management of the learning centres and are in contact with the girls and their families at village level and ensure the continuity of the girls' attendance.
• Founding of girls' clubs where girls exchange, support and motivate each other. Older girls are mentors for younger ones.
• Founding boys' clubs in which boys are sensitised to changing gender norms through role play, films and other methods in order to become multipliers for girls' rights.