Project ONGD-FNEL 020 / 2017-2018

Project objective:

To improve the environment and infrastructure (classrooms and toilet blocks) at Shree Rudrepipal secondary school in the district of Baglung. This school hosted FNEL’s CAMP NEPAL in 2016.

 Project value: €9 199 over 12 months (May 2017 to April 2018)

 Location: Shree Rudrepipal secondary school, district of Baglung.

The project’s aim is to follow up on action that started in summer 2016, when a group of scouts from FNEL (Fédération Nationale des Eclaireurs et Eclaireuses du Luxembourg) organised its camp in Baglung, with the logistical support of ONGD-FNEL. The objective of the camp was to build a shelter for Dhaulagiri Birendra Higher Secondary School in Baglung. The participants were housed at Shree Rudrepipal secondary school. During their stay they identified a number of urgent needs at the school, which they thought should be addressed in order to improve the learning environment and quality. Accordingly, they reported these needs to ONGD-FNEL in order to obtain the necessary support.

Beneficiaries:

The direct beneficiaries are the 493 pupils attending this school, from pre-school (early childhood development) to Grade 10. They comprise 261 girls and 232 boys.

The indirect beneficiaries are the beneficiaries’ families, other pupils, teachers and the community, who will all profit from the quality of the public education system.

Local partner:

The local partner is the NGO Right4Children (R4C), established in 2013 and based in Pokhara. The aim of R4C is to give a voice, support and protection to street children, working children and other socially disadvantaged children, adolescents and families.      
Website: http://www.right4children.org. 

Although R4C is a relatively young NGO, its team has  wide experience in creating a better-quality learning environment (child-friendly schools) by renovating or adapting school infrastructure, supplying materials and equipment, and boosting the capacities of teachers, pupils’ associations and local committees responsible for school management.

Sustainability outlook

The local partner is recognised by the Nepalese government and works closely together with the representatives of the Ministry of Education and local communities. The project is fully supported by the school’s management committee and the  District Education Office which facilitates the project.

The school’s commitment to the project and its co-ownership by the local authorities provide an assurance that its achievements will be sustainable and that the improvements will contribute to ongoing social change in the community.