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    NEP 20-004 Library Dwarbaleshwor Primary School, Nepal

    December 29, 2021 4 min read

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    This project is created in cooperation with our partner organization "Kids of Kathmandu" (www.kidsofkathmandu.org). Kids of Kathmandu, based in Nepal and New York, is primarily committed to building sustainable schools. The school was built with rammed earth. With a reduction in concrete content by over 80% and excellent insulating properties, this beautiful building is a model for sustainable construction. In the months following the opening of the building, the school has seen enrollment increase by over 40%. Shree Dwarbalshowr Primary School is approximately 500 km. from the capital Kathmandu and is located in the district of Kavre. The school is attended by 252 children. The school includes a kindergarten and grades one to nine.

    The catchment area of ​​the school includes 400 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 20-004

    Accompanied by


    BOOKS FOR CHANGE,
    Youth Foundation Nepal
    KIDS OF KATHMANDU

    project location
    Jagriti, Kavre, Nepal
    27°41'57.5"N 85°33'38.1"E

    target group

    256 children, 8 teachers
    Kindergarten, grades 1 - 9

    main emphasis
    training

    funding requirements
    3,500 francs

    status
    Funded, project completed

    The new key building

    Books in the local language are preferred

    The children are looking forward to the new library

    Everyone helps

    The mural is composed of the children's career aspirations and the local landscape.

    location of the school
    27°41'57.5"N 85°33'38.1"E

    The students learn to use the computer programs and are prepared for the future in a timely manner.

    Books inspire and make going to school more attractive. Thanks to the new school, about 40% more children come to the classes.

    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.