“What we are learning around the world is that if women are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations do as well.”
-- Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton
Remarks for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women - Beijing, China, Sept. 1995
Nepal is a highly patriarchal society, and while society is rapidly changing, women and girls continue to suffer under the current conditions. When money is short and there is work to be done, girls are often the first to be pulled from school. Without education, young women are more likely to rely on parents and husbands for livelihood, holding them in a cycle of poverty and servitude. Girls' education has been shown to be an effective mechanism for sustainable community development. Multiple studies have shown that when women are educated, the whole family benefits. An educated woman is more likely to be healthy and have healthy children, earn more money which she reinvests in her family, and ensure her own children receive education as well.
This is why FVIN is committed to providing ongoing educational opportunities for girls in rural Nepal. Since 2012, we have been providing educational support through our local partner organization Volunteers Initiative Nepal to the same cohort of girls from Jitpur Phedi and Olkhaldunga. These girls have been identified as critically in need of financial support to continue their education. You can make a difference today by sponsoring a girl's education.
What does a sponsorship include?
A full sponsorship costs $230 per year and includes admission fees, examination fees, monthly tuition fees, two sets of uniforms, stationary and books, medicine, Children’s Club support, community development activities, and VIN administration costs (related to correspondence, follow-up and monitoring of the sponsored children).