Situation due to Earthquake
Earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015 at 11:56 AM has shattered Nepal. The shallow, 15km under the earth surface, earthquake had Barpak village of Gorakha district as epicenter. More than 7500 people are killed and hundreds of thousands are injured. Nearly one million children cannot go to schools as 24000 class rooms are destroyed or damages, says UNICEF. Few standing schools are used as temporary shelter.
Due to the current alarming situation, CaN has decided to put our effort to rebuild schools, support students with uniforms, stationery and other essential for education, make arrangements to take care and educate orphans.
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Since 1980, a huge investment has been made in primary sub-sector with the aim to increase enrolment in schools in Nepal. Quantitative growth in primary enrolment has reached an impressive level; however, it has yet to attain the level of full satisfaction. Nearly 11% of the school age children in the school year 2007 were still out of school (DOE, Flash Report I, 2007/08). The problem was compounded as a high number of enrolled children dropped out of the primary education cycle in the same year. Dropout rates are high in all districts, especially in the rural areas. However, there is no noticeable difference in drop out rates between boys and girls.
More over, the disadvantaged groups are still lagging behind. Many primary age children from the disadvantaged minorities and “Dalits” are still denied of their right to primary education. Out of 13.3% share in 5-9 age population, the enrollment of “Dalit” children in primary level is 8.7%. Similarly, out of 43.7% share in 5-9 age population, the enrollment of “Janajati” children in primary school is 25.8% (DOE, 2004). The reasons for this imparities are social, economic and educational constraints rather than lack of physical access to school (MDG Needs Assessment Study, 2005). Most live in the remote and sparsely populated areas and are stricken by acute poverty. As an important measure to deal with this situation the government has announced 100% scholarships to “Dalit” children to attend primary education.
Source: B U I L D I N G N o v e m b e r 2 0 0 8
UNESCO NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT STRATEGY
(UNESS) NEPAL 2008-2013
Below, Status Report- 2011 of Department of Education, Nepal shows dropout rate in three different levels of elementary education.