Nepal is a landlocked country, which means that it has no direct connection to the ocean. It is located in South Asia and borders on the north to China and India in the east and southwest.
Nepal has a low resource base and the agricultural sector is the main industry of the country.
Estimated 77% of the population is depending on agriculture. However, employment in this sector only provides few shares of the population a steady and sufficient income. Thus Nepal remains one of the poorest countries of the World.


/*SITUATION IN NEPALNepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Learn more about the country, its people and the circumstances of their lives.

  • Child mortality rate in children under 5 lies at 6%.
  • 50% of children are malnourished
  • 2.6 million children in Nepal have to work to ensure the survival of the family.
  • Only half of the children in Nepal reach the fifth grade and only one quarter of girls are enrolled in secondary education.

Many children grow up working in factories or working for their parents. They suffer from an inadequate supply of basic, daily needs and lack encouragement and support. Only a small number of children have the chance to complete their education. Often, a gradual transition into child labour takes place.

We want our projects to be self-sustaining and enable children and young people to access various areas of education. Education is an essential and important step in enabling children to find a way out of poverty.

EDUCATION AND POVERTY

In Nepal over 50% of all children aged 14 and over are illiterate.

Less than half of the children that are enrolled in primary school make it to the fifth year and thus complete their primary education.

Many of the children cannot actually participate in their primary education because they have to earn money to help support their family or help out at home.

In addition to this, the educational opportunities are distributed very unevenly according to gender and geographical location.

The educational opportunities are especially limited for women in Nepal. Only a third of women can read and write. All in all, girls enrol in school at a much lower rate and are also more likely to drop out a lot earlier on. The reason is that girls usually marry at a very young age. It is not uncommon for them to be wed at the age of 10 or 11. Nearly half of all 15 to 19 year old girls are already married.

Nepal’s topography and lack of roads adds to the lack of schools in rural areas. The journey to the nearest school is, for most, a very long one and therefore completely impractical. This is the main reason for parents for not sending their children to school.

Another point which should be highlighted is the financial aspect of education.

Annually the government spends 21 Euros per child on education. Most of the educational budget is spent on teachers’ wages. This means that hardly any money is left over for educational material. Many of the schools are even missing the basics like chalk boards, pencils and books.

Even the training of the teachers is poor or non-existent. The figures for this are staggering – nearly half of all teachers have had no training – and therefore the quality of the teaching is poor.

Another problem is that the parents have to contribute to financing their child’s education. The school uniform, for example, which is mandatory in Nepal, has to be paid for by the family. To send a child to a private school, where the education is of a far higher standard, is for most families out of the question because of the financial implications.

The most important challenge to overcome, in Nepal, is to strengthen education amongst its people as it is an essential building block for providing an independent life outside of poverty.

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Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Learn more about the country, its people and the circumstances of their lives.

Child mortality rate in children under 5 lies at 6%.

50% of children are malnourished

2.6 million children in Nepal have to work to ensure the survival of the family.

Only half of the children in Nepal reach the fifth grade and only one quarter of girls are enrolled in secondary education.

Many children grow up working in factories or working for their parents. They suffer from an inadequate supply of basic, daily needs and lack encouragement and support. Only a small number of children have the chance to complete their education. Often, a gradual transition into child labour takes place.

We want our projects to be self-sustaining and enable children and young people to access various areas of education. Education is an essential and important step in enabling children to find a way out of poverty.

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Child mortality rate in children under 5 lies at 6%.

50% of children are malnourished

2.6 million children in Nepal have to work to ensure the survival of the family.

Only half of the children in Nepal reach the fifth grade and only one quarter of girls are enrolled in secondary education.

Many children grow up working in factories or working for their parents. They suffer from an inadequate supply of basic, daily needs and lack encouragement and support. Only a small number of children have the chance to complete their education. Often, a gradual transition into child labour takes place.

We want our projects to be self-sustaining and enable children and young people to access various areas of education. Education is an essential and important step in enabling children to find a way out of poverty.

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Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Learn more about the country, its people and the circumstances of their lives.

Child mortality rate in children under 5 lies at 6%.

50% of children are malnourished

2.6 million children in Nepal have to work to ensure the survival of the family.

Only half of the children in Nepal reach the fifth grade and only one quarter of girls are enrolled in secondary education.

Many children grow up working in factories or working for their parents. They suffer from an inadequate supply of basic, daily needs and lack encouragement and support. Only a small number of children have the chance to complete their education. Often, a gradual transition into child labour takes place.

We want our projects to be self-sustaining and enable children and young people to access various areas of education. Education is an essential and important step in enabling children to find a way out of poverty.

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Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Learn more about the country, its people and the circumstances of their lives.

Child mortality rate in children under 5 lies at 6%.

50% of children are malnourished

2.6 million children in Nepal have to work to ensure the survival of the family.

Only half of the children in Nepal reach the fifth grade and only one quarter of girls are enrolled in secondary education.

Many children grow up working in factories or working for their parents. They suffer from an inadequate supply of basic, daily needs and lack encouragement and support. Only a small number of children have the chance to complete their education. Often, a gradual transition into child labour takes place.

We want our projects to be self-sustaining and enable children and young people to access various areas of education. Education is an essential and important step in enabling children to find a way out of poverty.

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The Situation in Nepal

Nepal is one of the poorest
countries in the world.

· Child mortality rate in children under 5 lies at 6%.

. 50% of children are malnourished
· 2.6 million children in Nepal have to work to ensure the
survival of the family.

· Only half of the children in Nepal reach the fifth grade and
only one quarter of the girls are enrolled in secondary education.


Many children grow up working in factories or working for
their parents. They suffer from an inadequate supply of basic, daily needs and
lack encouragement and support. Only a
small number of children have the chance to complete their education. Often, a gradual transition into child labour takes
place.


We want our projects to be self-sustaining and enable
children and young people to access various areas of education. Education is an
essential and important step in enabling children to find a way out of poverty.