Category: Girls and Women's Education

Sang Sangai – The Learning Together Project

Sang Sangai Technical Brief Full

The Sang Sangai – “Learning Together: Engaging Mothers and Energizing Communities to Support Girls’ Education in Nepal’s Terai” project supported education for 23,164 girls in Nepal’s most disadvantaged Terai region. The project was implemented in 4 core districts: Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi and Rautahat. This project gave girls an opportunity to gain basic literacy and numeracy skills, valuable health knowledge, and support to join the formal education system. The impact of these interventions on girls’ lives were accelerated by engaging their mothers through intergenerational activities, non-formal education, and Mithila arts. The mothers supported their daughters’ learning at home, enabled their daughters to join and persist in formal schooling, and motivated other members of the community to support girls’ learning. Sang Sangai – Learning Together worked with 300 schools to help them better meet the needs of girls entering the formal
education system. With this vision, Sang Sangai partner NGOs worked with parents, communities, local government and line agencies of the Ministry of Education to implement the project which enabled thousands of out-of-school girls to achieve basic learning outcomes through nonformal education and transition to school to gain access to formal education. Local governments and school communities have made commitments to support these girls as they continue to learn. These technical briefs share key strategies, results, and lessons learned from this girls’ education project that can contribute to the evidence base, inform policy and help enable girls from the most disadvantaged communities to achieve their full potential through education.