We are super excited to let you know that we supported in the Rainbow Volunteer Project that got launched this April for the first time with 20.000,– Nepalese Rupees.
Its a free notebook initiative for children of rural community schools and orphanages or children who are unable to buy school notepads.
Birgit met Madan Poudeyal (Founder and Chairperson Rainbow Volunteer Club Nepal) after the earthquake in the camp he was running when she got introduced to Laxmi and the kids. We are also very happy to know that Laxmi`s children are benefitting from this project as well. We are hopeful to join forces on more upcoming programs and initiatives.
Whats the project for: it is an initiative to encourage children of Nepal to join school at an early age. In Nepal usually pre-school children’s need are often overlooked and parent’s hesitate to send their children to the school.
Background: In Nepal, formal school education has been in the process of development only since 1950. In the early 1950s the total literacy rate was about 2%. It was only after 1951 that primary education started to develop in Nepal and particularly early childhood education was the most neglected aspect in the whole education system of Nepal. Today the Nepalese education system is rapidly expanding and striving to meet the needs of all children. Early childhood development (ECD) has for a long time been given less importance than it deserves. Care of young children has not been given enough attention, especially within the school, family or home.
Children have core curriculum textbooks and are usually expected to provide their own note pads and pencils. Many children are often very poor, especially children from poor and marginalized communities who can´t effort school books. This often links back to the challenge parents have in fulfilling basic requirements for their children like for example to go to the school regularly.
We help to support the needs of pre-school kids and encourage them to join school at the early age. This project will motivate parents to send their children to the school regularly.
Thanks for your support!!