Improving the Quality of Primary Education and Training for Youth in Nepal

The project “Improving the quality of primary education and training for youth in Nepal” is being implemented by Aasaman Nepal in Baglung and Saptari districts of Nepal in collaboration with Aide et Action; a French International Non Governmental Organization. The project is targeted towards empowering the primary school children through quality education by improving their fundamental learning skills (reading, writing and numeracy skills also called as Back to Basics) and school/high school dropout youths (Baglung district) through livelihood opportunities. It involves a unique concept of empowering youths so that they can contribute towards the education of children at their home and at the same time help to mobilize the community to increase their participation to assure quality education to children. Thus the project has linked both the concept and the two indicators of development: quality education and livelihood training.
Purpose

  1. To contribute to quality education by enhancing basic literacy and numeracy competencies (3 R’s) skill namely reading, writing and arithmetic among primary school children from 94 schools across to districts (Saptari and Baglung)
  2. Improve education standard by capacitating and empowering the stakeholders of education (such as parents, (head) teachers, school management committees and locals) on the causes of access and quality of education
  3. Youths of age group 18-30 from marginalized communities in Baglung district achieve gainful earning/employment opportunities, and engage in entrepreneurial activities upon completion of vocational training

Project Duration
January 2010 to December 2018
Target Area
Baglung and Saptari districts
Target Group

  • 16,000 children of grades one to five
  • 94 Schools (46 from Baglung and 48 from Saptari districts)
  • 797 Teachers (394 from Baglung and 403 from Saptari districts)
  • 94 School Management Committees
  • 6 VDCs of Baglung District and 18 VDCs of Saptari District
  • 24 Resource Persons from DEO
  • 180 School/High School dropout youths every year in Baglung district