Meet basic learning needs
Promote basic education among children and women.
Offer targeted services allowing children to not drop out of school.
Around the world, approximately 264 million children don’t have access to education or drop out of school.
Education provides children and adults with an opportunity to escape poverty, and build a better future for themselves.
Participants learn how to read and write in the local language; they are also taught basic knowledge in English, which can be useful to manage their professional activities. They further learn simple mathematical skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and how to use the calculator on their mobile phones.
Following this teaching program, some women decide to pursue their education via institutional channels.
There are 2 levels with regard to literacy classes:
- E Basic: most of the women who take this class learn how to read and write within 3 months.
- EAdvanced: 3 month course for women who completed the basic course and wish to deepen their knowledge.
Launched in: 2016
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Local Partner: Business and Professional Women Nepal
The education program in Bodhgaya focuses on setting up and managing Children’s Activity Centers (CACs) in the project area.
To sustain the CACs it in the long run, IFPD and Agragami have started to partner with governmental schools, and to run CACs within school premises so that all children coming to school can take advantage of the facilities of the CACs.
The activities at the CACs are manifold:
- ECACs allow children aged between 5 and 14 years to develop their reading skills, imagination and self-expression.
- EFacilitators at the CACs play an important role by inviting children to read aloud, to enact or tell the stories they particularly liked, and to draw and make craft items related to these stories.
- ECACs also provide inputs to children regarding personal hygiene, and organize outdoor games as well as parent meetings.
Health education focuses on increasing the quality of health services and facilitate access to these services.
The project combines three main lines:
- ECapacity building and supportive supervision of government health workers to increase the quality of services delivered by them;
- EEmpower the community to ensure the delivery of services, which it is entitled to, through liaison and advocacy with government agencies;
- ECommunity education for the adoption of healthy behaviour and the utilization of services provided by the government.
The objective of this project component is to help children and adolescents to successfully achieve their school curriculum.
Educational activities include:
- EPlay classes for children aged between 3 and 5 years;
- ERemedial education classes for school children;
- EA Children’s Activity Centre (CAC), which gives children of Madanpur Khader, who are underprivileged in so many ways, an opportunity to read and develop creative skills in a safe environment;
- EOpen school: Agragami motivates and helps adolescents who have dropped out of the formal educational system, to go back to school and pursue their education.
The objective of this project is to promote behaviour change and the adoption of a set of preventive actions that are widely accepted in public health as being the most effective in ensuring family health.
- EWomen from the community are working on a voluntary basis to inform families and raise awareness about various issues linked to health (reproductive and neonatal health, family planning, hygiene, etc.).
- EMedical care is ensured by a private University of Medicine at the health center located in the project area. The long-term financial autonomy of the health component is thus guaranteed.