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.
For example, we have supported 392 illiterate children by providing them with 26 flexible education classes in Morang, Sunsari, Makwanpur and Banke districts. In 2014, 260 of them enrolled in primary school. We are also supporting parents to join household income-generating programmes so they can raise the income they need to pay for their children's education. This, and other similar activities, are actively contributing to building positive futures for children in Nepal.