Education Program

In Spring of 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, causing widespread death and destruction in Nepal. Damage to infrastructure was devastating, with over 26,000 educational classrooms destroyed. The education sector is still facing tremendous challenges to restore these classrooms. However, the earthquake can be seen as an opportunity to improve the Nepali school system.

Education is fundamental to human development and has a positive ripple effect on health, economic development, and poverty reduction.

Kids in fron of new Khamdenu classroom - low res

 

CURRENT PROJECTS:

1. School Infrastructure Project

Namlo is building two schools in Nepal in 2017! Namlo is supporting two communities in building a safe, and well equipped school building, so the children can continue their education.

Education is fundamental to community development. It is people that accomplish the achievements, from health and agricultural innovations to public administration and private sector growth. It is the education and skills that children learn today that will drive their employability, health, and well-being for the decades to come. For communities to thrive, we need to embrace the potential of the people. There is no better tool for doing so than education.

2. Scholarship Project  

Namlo believes that every child deserves an education. Unfortunately, access to education remains a challenge for disadvantaged populations at every level. We must confront the barriers that keep girls, children with disabilities, and ethnic or linguistic minorities from attaining quality education. Without confronting equity issues, it will be impossible to reach our vision of a world  where everyone has the opportunity to thrive in their own homes and communities.

Namlo provides academic scholarships to top Nepali students based on merit, giving them the chance to improve their own lives, and then give back to their villages. We support some of the brightest students in the government schools, providing supplies, uniforms, and tutoring on a case by case basis.

All students give back to their community. The high school and college students return to their villages to teach younger students during their summer vacation, and many have expressed an interest in continuing to help after they complete their studies.

Students who might not have completed primary school are now proudly attending some of the best schools in Nepal, and dreaming of careers in medicine, agriculture, nursing, business, and engineering. Since Namlo began the scholarship program in 2004, over 200 students from our communities have been given the gift of a quality education.

One of our scholarship students, Rashmila, is truly thriving at college. We know because she keeps us updated with monthly letters. You can read her letter from August 2017 below.

3. Teacher Readiness Training

The 2015 earthquake tragedy created an opportunity to rebuild the backbone of Nepal’s education system, building back better than it was. Namlo has committed to support this effort by funding the construction of two earthquake-resilient school buildings in 2017. Beyond the bricks and mortar, Namlo is committed to providing children with trained teachers, and equal access for boys and girls. We invite you to join Namlo as we invest in the children of Nepal.

How you can help with these programs:

One way Namlo supports the education of youth in Nepal is through the scholarship program that provides children with long-term support so they have the opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. We invite you to join us in our commitment by upgrading your donation to support the work with communities in Nepal and Nicaragua. You can do so my adding 20% to your donation last year or sign up to be a  monthly donor to ensure the sustainability of the efforts in Nepal and Nicaragua Click here to make your donation today and join the rest of the spring fund drive supporters.

Donate: We seek contributions so that the scholarship program can be expanded to all of our communities and allow students to have an opportunity for a top notch eductaion beyond their village school.