Rajina takes over as Minister of Education and Culture
Rajina proves disability is no barrier to leadership as she takes on the role of Minister of Education and Culture for a day.
Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to survival, protection and participation.
At present, we run programmes in 11 districts, working through partners.
Nepal remains a highly patriarchal society and minority groups are especially vulnerable. Girls’ and women’s access to social, economic, and political power is limited and they are subject to harmful social norms and practices.
In rural areas, 43% of girls marry before 18 and 1.6 million children are out of school across the country. In addition, school enrolment for girls decreases at secondary school and children with disabilities lack affordable health services.
Our priorities include:
Plan International Nepal is providing life-saving support to children and families worst affected by the earthquake in Karnali on 3 November.