In addition to the public school, with the support of Weltweitwandern Wirkt the project supports after-school-classes in the newly built learning Center. The project pays the salary of educational experts who supports children, adolescents and adults in English, Tibetan, computer literacy and other required subjects outside of school in after-school-classes.
Due to Covid 19 and a very strict lockdown in Nepal since March 2020, classes have only taken place in the learning Center.
One aim of this project is quality education. We focus on modern methodological standards and foster a move from teacher-centered teaching to student-centered learning with methods such as task-based learning.
Kindergarten to fifth grade to Secondary 1
In Hile approximately 60 four to ten-year old children attend kindergarten and primary school. After fifth grade, the children must travel to another village where they require transport, housing and food. This project will support very poor families with subsidies for transportation, housing and food so their children may continue their education.
According to Nepal statistics, in 2017, 455'000 children completed the 10th grade. Pupils were required to take a test to receive the School Leaving Certificate (SLC). Only 32% of the students succeeded. Of the 32% who passed the SLC , 18% attended public schools and 72% private schools.Since mid 2017 the students who sit for the SLC exam receive a grade of A, B, C or D. A student who receives a D does not pass and will therefore have no chance for any further education.
In Nepal more than 50% of the children attend private schools. The school in Hile is a public school.
The curriculum of the public schools (1-2 years kindergarten, 5 years primary school and 4 years secondary 1) includes formal education like languages (Nepali and English), maths and science. The children need the necessary competences as life skills and value based education. The drop out rate is still very high, around 86.8% of the pupils, who start with first grade, do not reach 5th grade, and only 74.6% reach 8th grade (UNICEF, 2016). Some of the reasons behind dropout are economic status, family background, access and equity, weak school quality and lack of school community parents relationship.