Gulf for Good has been working with Street Nepal for a number of years to support its efforts to provide access to education for children across Nepal. This challenge’s fundraising efforts will support migrant workers in the Bhaktapur district in the Kathmandu Valley and address the specific issues facing children within the various brick kiln communities across the district. Through our efforts we will support the establishment of safe and secure access to early childhood education, which is critical for children, is severely limited at best.
The fundraising achieved will go towards building two new schools, which will include appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities including latrines, handwashing taps and drinking water that promote high standards of health and hygiene amongst the children and the community. Each school will comprise one classroom which will accommodate up to 40 children and will be fully furnished with the required furniture such as cupboards, carpets, tables and so on.
In addition to the construction of the schools, the classrooms will serve to provide classes for children and adults who remain in the community outside of the six-month brick kiln season with an accelerated learning programme where they learn a year’s curriculum in just six months.
About Street Child Nepal: Street Child is a UK-based organisation that was established in 2008 and 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.
Fundraising goal: USD14,000 (AED50,000)
Number of children impacted: 80
Charity number: 1128536 (UK Registered)
United Nation’s sustainable development goal: health, wellbeing and quality education