Let’s Go to School!

Attending school regularly is challenging for children in many rural areas of Nepal.  The terrain is often rugged, the walk can be long for little legs, and particularly for girls, there is the expectation that they will stay home to help with household chores when needed.  Despite these challenges, education is a priority for many … More Let’s Go to School!

Strengthening School Management Committees

This article originally appeared in MCC Intersections Volume 7, Issue 3 With the decentralization of educational governance over the past 15 years in Nepal, community participation in school management has become a vital component of improved quality of education. The government in Nepal has begun encouraging the use of School Management Committees (SMCs) as a … More Strengthening School Management Committees

Dignity Gained: Pramod’s Story

Pramod’s story is not unlike many others’ who live among Nepal’s marginalized communities.  Although discrimination has been illegal for decades, families like Pramod’s often remain significantly disadvantaged due to deeply entrenched stigma in their communities.  In this context, even sending a child to school in the face of such discrimination is an act of courage. … More Dignity Gained: Pramod’s Story

Back to School!

On the morning of January 22, 2018, representatives from MCC Nepal, Concern Worldwide, Chandrajyoti Integrated Rural Development Society (CIRDS), local students and members of the Mahadev Besi community in Dhading District in Nepal met to celebrate the completed reconstruction of the Janajagriti Higher Secondary School. The school had been badly damaged in Nepal’s 2015 earthquake … More Back to School!