EDUCATION: SAMPLE PROJECTS
Project Objective: to enable children from extremely poor and marginalized families to attend school and complete their education.
In brief: Scholarship funds are channeled to needy children through trusted Nepali organizations working in communities. They select the scholarship recipients, pay for their school-related necessities, and monitor their progress in school. Currently 14 school children receive DDHCFN scholarships.
DDHCFN recently made an additional commitment to support students pursuing vocational/technical degrees. Three young people were chosen as the first batch in 2022. This sponsorship is made possible through a partnership with Minority FOCUS, an experienced Nepali organization committed to supporting youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Children's Sustainable Education & Literacy Project
Organization: Console Mission
Project Objective: to motivate children to remain in school, and provide scholarships for impoverished children in Bhattedanda
In brief: Console Mission, a Nepali charitable organization registered in 2010, serves underprivileged children and their communities. This long-time DDHCFN partner focuses its work in rugged Bhattedanda, where children must walk long distances to government schools. Many families struggle to pay the minimal costs of school supplies and uniforms. Often the burden is too much, resulting in daughters being married off early or sons dropping out of school to work. Funds are needed to ensure that children receive the support and encouragement they need to pursue an education – such as Console Mission’s Children’s Sustainable Education & Literacy Project. One unique component of this community-based endeavor is the establishment of “Our Study Place” sites in remote villages that offer tutoring and assistance outside of school.