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    Library, play and craft room for 115 children in Kavre, Nepal

    January 23, 2022 4 min read

    Creation of the BOOKS FOR CHANGE signature mural.

    initial position

    Shree Golmeshwori Primary School is about 500 km. from the capital Kathmandu and is located in the district of Kavre. The school is attended by 115 children, 59 girls and 56 boys. The school includes a kindergarten and grades one to five. The majority of the children (about 80 percent) belong to the Tamang community.

    The catchment area of ​​the school includes 350 households. The community is made up of the Tamang, Dalit, Chettri and Brahmin ethnic groups. The families have a low income level. Many families are self-sufficient or drive to the capital Kathmandu to work. A major problem in the community is the consumption of alcohol, which is mostly produced by the local women as an additional source of income. Domestic violence is therefore a major but mostly silent topic.

    As a community center, the library is an important place for the children. It consists of a variety of books in the local language. Since mainly small children attend the school, the library is stocked with numerous children's books. In the library, the children can live out their creativity and various activities such as storytellers, reciting poems, handicrafts, art education, drawing, puzzles and tutoring take place there. The school library is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. The work of the class teachers is made easier by having additional teaching tools available and the children are motivated in a positive environment.

    We attach great importance to:
    • Community engagement of the local population
    • Local project management and implementation
    • Quality materials and learning environments
    • promotion of teachers

    Project
    project number
    NEP 21-003

    Accompanied by


    BOOKS FOR CHANGE,
    Youth Foundation Nepal

    project location
    Jagriti, Kavre, Nepal
    27°42'40.0"N 85°35'32.5"E

    target group

    115 children, 6 teachers
    Kindergarten, grades 1 - 5

    main emphasis
    education, environment

    funds required
    3,500 francs

    status
    Funded, project completed

    The existing school building in Kavre

    The new school building with library in progress

    The children are looking forward to the new library

    The children help too

    Our super team in Nepal
    From Link: Anu, Jenney, Bijendra and Nirajan

    location of the school
    27°42'40.0"N 85°35'32.5"E

    Finally the library is finished

    Books inspire and help children in school

    Goals of the project

    Creation of an oasis of exchange, learning and encounter by setting up a school library for children and pupils in grades one to five.

    As a community center, the library is an important place for the children. It consists of a variety of books in the local language. Since mainly small children attend the school, the library is stocked with numerous children's books. In the library, the children can live out their creativity and various activities such as storytellers, reciting poems, handicrafts, art education, drawing, puzzles and tutoring take place there. The school library is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. The work of the class teachers is made easier by having additional teaching tools available and the children are motivated in a positive environment.

    What we do

    The library is intended to be a play, learn and meeting place for teachers, children and families.

    • Setting up the existing space for a school library
    • Setting up the school library with books and furniture
    • Walls are painted child-friendly
    • Floor is covered with mats and carpet

    Effect

    Books not only increase vocabulary, they also influence social behavior. Books inspire and stimulate the imagination. They satisfy children's curiosity and drive to discover the world. By reading aloud, the child experiences affection and attention. This creates trust, security and closeness. Children's books awaken later interest in books, making them an important educational tool. Children immerse themselves in these fantastical worlds and sometimes even act out their favorite scenes from the books, which develops other important skills. Children still move entirely in the world of experience and feeling and less in the mind. They develop sympathies or dislikes for the characters in the children's books. Books also train their social behavior.

    The library makes the school more attractive and respected by the population and there are fewer school dropouts. The young people remain motivated to learn and thus have better chances of attending secondary school and learning a trade. Thanks to the strengthened reading and writing skills, you will remain informed in later phases of life, take an active part in social life and can stand up for your rights.

    The measures will also make lessons more attractive for teachers. They are encouraged to continue their education and have more opportunities and flexibility to make the lessons varied and effective. Through the BOOKS FOR CHANGE further training courses, the teachers take part in a varied and varied program.

    Indicators (impact measurement)
    • Visitor and activity documentation
    • Surveys teachers, children, students and parents
    • image documentation
    • reading and writing evaluations

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    Contact person

    Pranita Chettri

    079 899 55 80

    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.