Sahasi Ketaketi: Ride for Life

This ongoing programme has built on the previous ERSF funded project, providing bikes to school children from disadvantaged and marginalised groups; in order to speed up journeys to and from school. This frees up more time for study, homework, helping with family chores, and socialising with friends – a very important part of childhood development. Our evidence clearly shows that for students who participate in the project, the ownership of a bike dramatically cuts travelling time to school, and school attendance improves markedly. Using bikes gets more children into school, fact. From our evaluation, it was noted that this programme
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Edulift: Explore After SLC and Careers Counseling Arts and Language

Youth unemployment is a huge problem in Nepal. This is partly to do with the lack of employment opportunities, but it is also due to the lack of programs available to prepare young people for work, and the poor quality and prescriptive nature of education offered in Nepal. The project helps equip school leavers with the necessary skills to work. It uses experiential and problem-solving methods and innovative learning techniques to enable them to become more confident and rounded individuals, with the necessary skills to contribute to the Nepalese economy and its social development. The project is based on 3
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Edulift’s Explorer Course up and running

Take a look at some of the pictures of our fantastically creative Explorer Course run by the very talented facilitators at Edulift. Young school leavers working on different ways into employment with creative arts workshops, careers counselling, computer skills classes, and further academic support in order for young and adventurous students to access fulfilling employment.  
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Latest in the Ride for Life Programme

4 schools, 110 bikes, 30 workshops, and loads of learning! These bikes get students to school twice as quickly (our AoE students walk an average of 1 hour 20 mins to school and back each day – some as much as 3.5 hours!) But Ride for Life has brought so many unexpected outcomes: They are becoming a major part of school life, used for science experiments, mapping out routes in geography, racing them in sports, learning bike mechanics, environmental studies and green campaigns in their villages and the city. Students are also taking responsibility for the bikes and learning management while
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Earthquake Relief Programme

  I am sure that by now many of you have seen the terrible news. Many of our schools are affected and we need to get urgent support in NOW. We have a trustee already on the ground, and although some of our team are still out of contact, we are praying they are safe and know they are already doing all they can to help their school communities because they are their own communities. Safe clean drinking water supply is the first priority and we will bring further news as soon as we have a clearer idea of the situation.
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Happy New Year! Lots to report…

At the moment not only are all our sponsored students celebrating great results from the last year and feel part of happy school communities, some of them have also been enjoying participating in a number of FtL partner projects too. Act on Education, facilitated with our partners SPACE, now has 8 pilot projects across the centre of Nepal with the resource guide being tested to the limit as well as regular workshops also continue with our 5 AoE schools in Kathmandu. With our partners Care Himalayan Region we are near to completion on a fantastic project supported by ERSF with
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Act on Education Resourc Programme well and truly underway!

This July, with SPACE we have begun our most ambitious project to date. We are building a Resource Guide for Government Schools in Nepal to facilitate their own Creative Community building projects. Working alongside the Department of Education, school staff, children, parents and NGO’s at local and national level the resource will enable school communities identify key stakeholders and relevant actors and suggest the most effective ways of bringing them together to overcome some of the barriers students face towards gaining access to and improving quality of education. The guide will include creative methods such as Theatre for Development, applied
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Brownsea Swim

The Brownsea RLSS swim is this Sunday! Joey is raising money for Freedom To Learn – every penny will be spent on books, bags, stationery and school lunches for 108 children who desperaterly need these things in order to learn and get a decent education. She is really hoping to get £609 although we hope that figure can be blown out of the water (escuse the pun ;-)) Thank you to everyone who has already been so generous got over £400 so far. Please go to freedomtolearn.org.uk and click on the donate “one off” link, She will know it is
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BIG Swim – sponsor Joey and make all the difference one of our kids!

Joey Owen will be swimming all the way round Brownsea Island on the 13th of July. In order to train for such a swim (6.5km) with no wetsuit, she has swum all year round aclimatising to the cold, as well as swimming up and down Milford Beach getting those shoulders ready! She hopes to raise £609 – all the money needed to pay for 6months worth of stationary for our 108 children, who she will visit in Ktm this July and August while working on our new project ‘Act On Education Nepal’. Please sponsor her if you can spare any
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