Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia, struggling to transition to democracy and meet basic development goals after over a decade of civil war. Its future depends on the country’s youth, and yet there is not a platform for them to learn to be good citizens and leaders. Just $10 can change all this.
A Nepali woman named Anita Thapa had a vision for a hands-on civic education program that students would find fun and inspiring. She coordinates with schools to assess the needs and understanding of students and then creates a curriculum to help them learn their rights and responsibilities. A group of committed college volunteers are trained to lead interactive discussions and activities, from building consensus on priorities for the new constitution to debating in parliamentary structure. They then work together to design and lead projects to build accountability in their community.
This innovative civic education initiative has empowered hundreds of students to become agents of positive change in their community. It has taught boys and girls alike to speak up about issues that are important to them, such as child labor and service delivery. Many communities are requesting the program for their school and with your help, we would like to double the reach to 8 schools next year.
Please donate what you can to help build a new generation of active and informed citizens in Nepal. Just $10 funds one student to participate in the program for 6 months!
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