Education and Empowerment

Mission Literacy is a program from Solidarity Nepal which focuses on basic education for underprivileged children’s and youths. The largest single project ever undertaken by us under Education Project is “Mission Literacy” that can assist our children to obtain far better education and ultimately a much better future. With outside admissions we hope to have a student base of over 2000 children within 2 years. The school has potential to support the orphanage through admission fees and other facilities. Outside of school hours we hope to run adult education classes, free medical camps, conferences and have a facility for local community meetings.

Solidarity believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there’s no better place to start than in the corridors of Education. Because education helps to obtain a better life: means, it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and also increases one’s awareness on a range of issues- from healthcare to appropriate social behavior to understanding one’s rights – and in the process evolve as a better citizen.

Solidarity Nepal’s MISSION LITERACY initiatives include Basic “0-3 yrs”, Pre-school “3-6 yrs”, Non Formal Education “6-14 yrs” (non-school going), Remedial Education “6-14 yrs” (school going), Bridge Course “14-18 yrs” (drop-outs), Functional Literacy “18-45 yrs” women and Family Life Education for adolescent girls. Solidarity works with under-privileged children under difficult circumstances such as child labour, children of poorest of the parents, children inflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS, street and runaway children, children with rare disability (Autism, Deaf & Dumb, Blind, and Spastic etc.), disaster struck children and slum children etc. Children are the future of a nation. For an emerging and developing country like Nepal, development of underprivileged children holds the key to the progress of the nation itself. This projects support more than 5,000 grassroots initiatives working for the education of very poor and underprivileged children in various districtss of Nepal like Baglung, Gulmi, Nawalprasi, Rupandehi, Kaski, Kathmandu and Sindhupalchowk etc.

Besides, this project also supports the Technical Education and IT infrastructure that can be given to the students and teachers in different schools in the remote districts of Nepal.

Through this project we want to simultaneously carry out five different tasks in its first phase – 1) Identifying Poor Children and provide educational support, 2) Books Donation, 3) Donate Computers and Projector, 4) Audio/Visual Room Setup 5) Student Workshop and Teacher Training. In the long run, to give the project ‘sustainability’, we plan to regularly check-and-balance if the donated goods are used properly and also plan to carry out other projects (Scholarship for Students, Internet service and Concepts of Distance Learning, etc.) at the site.

For this project, we first collect donations in the form of computer equipment, cash, books, internet service, service donation (training and workshop) and volunteer’s help. We approach different Corporate Houses, Medias, Political Figures, Households, and NGOs & INGOs. We also organize different events to raise funds necessary to complete this project. This project is of five days in our project site. In the first day, we identify the real underprivileged children and provide educational support for them. The setting of the Computer Lab and Audio/Visual Room is covered in second day where as The Library setup in third day. We also prepare the workshop and training materials. In the fourth and fifth day, we have the opening ceremony with a formal event of 7 hours and start our workshop and training sessions simultaneously. On the same day, we collect feedbacks from students, teachers, parents and representatives from community and formally end the event.

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