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Education in Nepal

Ensuring all children have access to a quality education.

Girls going to school, Nepal

Plan International Nepal is a recognised leader in education in the country. We are committed to improving access to basic education, especially among girls, children from marginalised communities and those with disabilities.

We place a heavy emphasis on improving the quality of basic education by supporting schools and the educational system to effectively introduce child-friendly and non-violent teaching methods.

We have worked closely with communities to establish village education committees (VECs), in which members receive training on how to develop village education plans, conduct out-of-school-children surveys in school catchment areas, and enable out-of-school children to access basic education either in a formal or non-formal setting.

Key facts from the year 2016

  • 42,438 marginalized children (28,883 girls; 5,316 Dalit) received school supply support including stationary, uniforms and school bags
  • 27,230 children (14,477 girls; 4,796 Dalit) benefitted from enrolment in ECED centres
  • 1,934 out of school children (1,066 girls) were identified and re-enrolled in schools
  • 1,417 ECED centres received playing, drawing, colouring and reading materials, amongst which 174 centres were promoted as model centres
  • 400 teachers, mainly from primary schools, received training on continuous assessment of early grade students
  • 166 schools received learning materials and furniture
  • 63 schools promoted a positive and violence free learn without fear environment and developed a code of conduct
  • 18 ECED centres and 4 school buildings were constructed