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    School library and projector for the children in Nuwakot, Nepal

    January 24, 2022 2 min read

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    The education system in Nepal has improved in recent years, but many children and young people are not able to benefit from it. Literacy skills, especially in rural areas, still remain well below international averages. While government investment has increased with the construction of schools, there is a lack of child-friendly spaces where children can play, learn, read and educate themselves according to their personal interests and needs. By building libraries, we create a play and meeting-friendly environment that meets local needs and where children, teachers and young people can meet in a playful, informal manner. However, a good library, with mostly books in the local language, is only one side of the coin. In order to have a lasting effect, reading and writing skills must also be promoted by the teachers in the classrooms with reading activities and the project must be supported by the local population. That is why all our projects are implemented by our local team with the involvement of the local community. We also promote the further training of teachers by inviting them to a multi-day seminar every year with various speakers from business, art and culture, education, research and technology.

    Every project is supported by the following four pillars:

    • Community engagement of the local population
    • Local project management and implementation
    • Quality materials and learning environments
    • teacher support

    Project
    project number NEP 21-009
    Accompanied by BOOKS FOR CHANGE, Youth Foundation Nepal
    project location Nuwakot, Nepal
    number of beneficiaries 64 children and young people, six teachers
    main emphasis training
    funds required 4000 francs
    status Open, in implementation
    Goals of the project

    Creation of an exchange, learning and encounter oasis by setting up a school library. This supports and promotes the reading and writing skills of children and young people.

    What we do

    The aim is to create an oasis of play and encounters where the children can meet and exchange ideas. The focus is on the library as a meeting place for children, teachers and families.

    • Complete renovation of the existing room for a school library
    • Setting up the school library with books and seating
    • Setting up projector
    • Setting up computers for administrative purposes

    Effect

    With improved reading and writing skills, students achieve better results in school. They broaden their horizons of knowledge and remain motivated to attend school. Children's books also have a magical effect on their young readers and are able to impress them. They strengthen the willpower, create role models and influence the social behavior of the children.

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    Contact person

    Pranita Chettri

    041 240 36 62

    pranita@booksforchange.org

    As an Indian, I know how important education and the right to equality are. True to the motto "Be the change you wish for in this world" and my passion for reading led to the co-founding of BOOKS FOR CHANGE . With a lot of commitment, joy and motivation, I am committed to equality and the education of girls.