A better future for mothers and their children
In Nepal, primary education begins at the age of 6. There are some public nursery schools, but they are little-known in their communities, and of particularly poor quality. The renowned schools are private and expensive, so not within reach of the poor. Therefore, in the poorest families, young children are often left to themselves, which is detrimental to their development. Most of the women who work in the “leisure” industry come from rural areas and migrate on their own. Without parents to care for their young children, they bring them to their workplace.
The project is intended to improve the education of these women’s young children, registering them in pre-school institutions which protect them from a violent environment and accentuates the capabilities of the parents, teachers and education officials to support the development and well-being of the children. This is to break the vicious circle of gender violence by helping children to build on another model.
The actions of the project:
– Promote gender equality: awareness sessions on gender equality and women’s rights, mobilisation of ‘model’ men, etc.
– Support the empowerment of mothers: orientation sessions on the different opportunities to improve livelihoods, support vocational training, undertake income-generating activities.
– Assistance in early childhood: developing a central development model of early childhood in Kathmandu, parent education, training of supervisors, etc.
These activities are linked to assistance from local authorities on gender equality and early childhood.
- 26 children welcomed and protected in schools
- 110 women working in the leisure sector and followed by our social workers
- 40 members and 8 public preschools and local authorities trained to Early Childhood Development