Parenting in Nepal, explained by Buddi Shrestha

Jan 4, 2022

Last October, we presented the launch of the first parenting support sessions in Nepal.

These sessions are still ongoing with parents in 28 schools in Kathmandu and Dhading.

Buddi Shrestha, our Director of Operations, gives us some initial feedback.


Have you had any feedback on these parenting education sessions since their launch? 

Parents attend the sessions, especially in Dhading. According to a mother who comes regularly, " There used to be different meetings and gatherings in our community. But we found this meeting different from the others, it is practical and useful for the future of our children "

Teachers also give us positive feedback, such as this testimony: "Parents seem to be more concerned about their children's development. Some of them drop their children off at school, come and talk to me and ask me how the classes are going. I've even had a few phone calls from some parents. This is a good change. The parent sessions are important to our school."




Have you encountered any difficulties in recent months? 

The main challenge is parental involvement. Most families are poor and work hard for a daily wage. This makes it difficult for them to find time to participate or to arrive on time. Language is another problem, as some parents speak their own ethnic language and have difficulty communicating in Nepali.

 What topics have been discussed in recent sessions? 

During the first session, we discussed the global development of the young child: his physical, emotional, linguistic, cognitive and psychological development.

 Parental neglect is still too prevalent in some parts of Nepal.

We therefore discuss with the parents their role in supporting their children in this developmental process. They share their practices and discuss what could be done to improve them.


>> For more information on the objectives and the project in generalclick on the link 

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