Number of children impacted: 100
Charity number: 1128536 (UK Registered)
United Nation's sustainable development goal: Quality education
About the project:
Street Child is seeking funds to operate two schools located in Jhaukhel, Bhaktapur and Jharuwarashi, Lalitpur during the brick kiln making season. Each school costs USD 6,500 to operate over a 6-month period from November to May.
The project addresses the specific issues facing children at the various brick kiln communities in the Kathmandu Valley by establishing an education programme in safe and secure schools during their time there.
Each school will serve the children of the migrant workers and the surrounding catchment area where access to early childhood education, which is critical for children, is severely limited at best.
Each school includes appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities including latrines, hand washing taps and drinking water that promote high standards of health and hygiene amongst the children and the community.
The initial construction in these two school were funded by different donors. However, Gulf for Good generously supported the expansion of these schools in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
For the remaining 6 months of the year that the brick kilns are closed, it is intended that the schools will be used to provide classes for children and adults who remain in the community with an accelerated learning programme where they learn a year’s curriculum in just 6 months.
About the charity:
Street Child is a UK-based organisation that was established in 2008 and it works to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities around the world. Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty. They are currently based in fourteen countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
Since 2008, Street Child have helped over 250,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children long-term.