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Summary Briefs: Results from Phase 1 of Sangai Sikaun, Sangai Badhaun: A Model for the Marginalized

World Education Nepal produced a series of technical briefs to share key strategies, results and lessons learned from various aspects of the Sangai Sikaun, Sangai Badhaun (Learning & Growing Together) project. The first phase of Sangai Sikaun, Sangai Badhaun worked in severely disadvantaged communities with poor educational outcomes from 2012 t0 2016 and aimed to build a holistic education model in Nepal that enables marginalized children to complete a quality education up to Grade 8. In pursuit of this, the project focused on increasing access to and participation in quality Early Childhood Development classes; improving early grade reading and numeracy skills; improving subject teaching and student persistence in Grades 4-8; and, improving parents’ abilities to support their children’s learning.

At project conclusion, activities had improved learning outcomes for 13,000 students enrolled in Early Child Development to Grade 10 classes in 27 community schools, across three Village Development Committees in Banke and Dang districts. Dropout rates fell dramatically and attendance increased. Each technical brief in this series highlights strategies, results and lessons learned from a different area of the Sangai Sikaun, Sangai Badhaun project’s first phase. Collectively, these contributions add to a growing evidence of approaches that should shape policies that will change outcomes for Nepal’s least advantaged children. We look forward to expanding upon the learnings reported on our technical brief series in phase two of the Sangai Sikaun, Sangai Badhaun project.

Sangai Sikaun, Sangai Badhaun (Phase One) Technical Brief Series: 

Photostory: Breaking the cycle of exploitation in Nepal’s brick factories

World Education helped Sharadha transition back to school from her job in a brick factory. Now she is in grade seven, and hopes to become a nurse.

Each year, Nepal’s brick factories produce more than 5 million bricks  – a number that has ballooned to enable reconstruction projects following the April 2015 earthquake. Increasing numbers of men, women and children find themselves in inescapable indebtedness, borrowing money to make ends meet in the immediate term in exchange for future work.

World Education Nepal’s Building Better Futures Initiative supports brick factory workers to break cycles of exploitative labor and overcome the oppressive conditions of intense manual labor and mistreatment they often experience. Using a holistic approach, World Education Nepal educates brick workers’ children, expands livelihood options and provides financial services to empower families to pursue new options for income generation. The Building Better Futures Initiative holds livelihood trainings and school enrollment so that hundreds of people like Shanti and Sharadha, whose stories you can read in this World Education photo story, are not resigned to a fate of dangerous labor in the brick factories. Join us in celebrating their achievements.

Photostory: Strengthening Literacy in West Nepal

Since its start in 1976, World Education Nepal has been a leader in improving basic literacy for poor and marginalized groups in Nepal. Using a holistic approach, World Education Nepal has provided thousands of women and marginalized groups the foundation to build their own livelihoods through economic and literacy classes. This photo documentary shows some of the women and communities we have worked with in the Gulmi and Arghakhanchi districts. Literacy and economic classes make a difference for many Nepalis across the country, and this photostory is a testimony to this fact.

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Prabasi_Ko_Sath_Mobile App_English Prabasi Ko Saath Migrant App (प्रवासीको साथ)

Prabasi Ko Saath (प्रवासीको साथ) is a mobile app that helps migrant workers make better decisions about foreign employment. The app provides migrant workers tools to calculate costs, expenses and savings while working abroad. In addition, it shares resources about safe migration practices during each state of migration: pre-employment, pre-departure and abroad.

Download the app at www.prabasikosaath.com


प्रवासीको साथको मुख्य उद्धेश्य वैदेशिक रोजगारीका सम्बन्धमा कामदारहरुलाई प्रभावकारी निर्णय गर्नमा सहयोग गर्नु हो ।

यो दुइ तरिकाले गर्न खोजिएको छ :

कामदारहरुलाई खर्च विवरण सम्बन्धि हिसाव गर्न सहयोग गरेर ।

वैदेशिक रोजगारका लागि मलेसिया र खाडि मुलुकहरुमा जाने कामदारहरुको विविध तीन चरणहरुमा आवश्यक सुरक्षित बसाइसराई सम्बन्धी जानकारी प्रदान गरेरः विदेश जाने तयारीमा, प्रस्थान गर्नु अघि, विदेशमा हुँदा ।

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