Kathmandu Nepal: Shiksha Nepal a nonprofit organization committed to the children’s education has launched a new campaign to give 100,000 children’s books by 2015. The literacy campaign aims to establish 100 libraries by giving 100,000 books in schools of rural areas of Nepal to benefit more than 70,000 children by 2015.
The Nepal Living Standards Survey 2010-2011 (NLSS- III) reports that Nepal has an adult literacy rate of 56.6 percent with a huge variation between men and women. While male literacy rate is 71.6 percent, it is only 44.5 percent for women, revealing Gender Parity Index (GPI) at 0.62, with women still lagging behind men by more than 27 percentage points. Similarly, according to the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011, out of 7.6 million adult illiterates in Nepal, 67 per cent are female.
The Interim Constitution of Nepal, January 15 2007 in its Part 3 – Fundamental rights defines in section 17 (1), (2) and (3)
(1)Each community shall have the right to receive basic education in their mother tongue as provided for in the law.
(2) Every citizen shall have the right to receive free education from the State up to secondary level as provided for in the law
(3) Each community residing in Nepal has the right to preserve and promote its language, script, culture, cultural civilization and heritage.
According to the Shikshya Nepal “We aims to provide an opportunity for every child to see the light of education where we work in collaboration with local communities, schools and diverse partners. Shiksha Nepal strongly believes that education enriches the child’s inner capacity and nurture their confidence, aspiration and necessary skills which are required to reach their fullest potential to make a difference in their own lives, communities and the world. We work as an emerging platform for individual professionals to corporate business organizations to invest their little portion of love (time, expertise and funding) for the education of the children in Nepal and an opportunity to give back to the society. Shiksha Nepal ensures an equal and quality (primary and secondary) education for every child in Nepal through implementation of various projects and programs. Shiksha Nepal emphasizes on practical philanthropy while implementing the programs and projects with equal participation of children in every level everywhere, empowering children and young people for social and environmental change”
With this program you can help the children by three ways
1. being a volunteer
2.being a donor
3.being a partner
Being a volunteer you can assist the work of Shikha Nepal in the best practice of volunteerism. Being a partner you can help in promoting the campaign. Being a donor you can donate NRs. 125(USD 1.5) that helps us to give a book for a child in Nepal. Apart from that every donor who donated 1,000 books will be recognized by putting their name on beginning of library name.
For details Please contact the website: http://www.shikshanepal.com