Education 2016-10-30T15:40:58+00:00

Education

Education is a key priority area for NAFA.

education projects with nafaOur aim is to improve educational infrastructure in remote villages, increase opportunities for participation in education through sponsorship and provide early childhood education and care. Our focus is on economically disadvantaged communities, groups and individuals in the following remote villages and towns in Nepal:

Educational infrastructure projects

  • Dhading district, north-west of Kathmandu;
  • Solu Khumbu, Dolakha and Okhaldhunga in eastern Nepal; and
  • Sindulpulchowk

Opportunities for participation in education through sponsorship

  • PA Nepal children’s home in Sankhu in the Kathmandu Valley;
  • Vinayak Shiksha Niketan (VSN) English Secondary School in Thimi;
  • Pasang Chowk Higher Secondary School in Tawal, Ri VDC, Dhading district.

Early childhood education and care

  • Thimi, a pottery town outside Kathmandu
  • Pokhara, a regional town west of Kathmandu.

Education projects

We partner with local village school committees and organisations to replace old, dilapidated classrooms and/or build new ones. We also fund school toilets and water infrastructure in schools.

Since 2004 NAFA has funded a child educational sponsorship program that has supported children’s education in two institutions: Prisoners Assistance (PA) Nepal children’s home in Sankhu; and Vinayak Shiksha Niketan (VSN) English Secondary School in Thimi.

In 2008, NAFA introduced a Further Education and Training (FEAT) program to provide post Grade 10 educational/vocational training support to sponsored students in VSN school and PA Nepal to help them secure their first job. The FEAT program was expanded to include support for a limited number of students each year from Pasang Chowk Higher Secondary School in Tawal, Ri VDC, Dhading district.

NAFA’s Child Sponsorship Program and FEAT program are now capped, with sunset clauses to ensure sustainability of the two programs over the educational life of students being supported.

Early childhood education and care

NAFA supports three child care centres in Nepal where pre-school children are provided with early learning opportunities and basic care, including food and health check-ups. One centre in Thimi targets children of low income families who originally came from rural villages and now work in two local carpet factories. Two centres in Pokhara target subsistence farming families who have had to move from remote villages to Pokhara to seek casual day labour.

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