Investment in girl’s education will determine the opportunities they will have in future. Educated and self-sufficient women are an integral part of a developing country like Nepal, they contribute towards the workforce that acts as the backbone of economic development.
However, due to ancient practices of gender discrimination and cultural disdain women are deprived of some fundamental rights such as education. Girls who do attend school tend to have an irregular attendance pattern and a high dropout rate due to issues like child marriage, chaupadi tradition, and even mundane reasons like household chores.
Furthermore, they face other issues like lack of access to sanitary gender-based toilets, no provision of sanitary goods, and gender-based violence. We want to get to the root of these issues, it is no easy task to tackle age-old cultural norms, however, we believe that providing access to education and a safe sanitary place for learning is the beginning of change. By equipping girls with education and qualifications we hope to elevate them and their standard of living in the future but also to tackle issues like child marriage rate, infant and maternal mortality, and in general aid Nepal’s economic growth.
Create a girl child-friendly environment
Provision of separate toilets and also sanitary napkins during periods
Train the teacher to be gender aware
Flexible timetables for girls who involve themselves in household chores, vocational training for girls to enhance their livelihood.
There is still low access to quality schooling, learning opportunities, and safe environments in rural Nepal. Different projects undertaken by MAMI Foundation can help children and their families to explore different opportunities to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth by increasing their chance for better employment through education. Your contribution to the MAMI Foundation will support the education and healthcare of rural and underprivileged children (especially girls) in remote areas of Nepal.