LEARN, a non-governmental organization established in 2014 AD with the vision of “Each child should have access to quality education to uplift the rural life of Nepali people”, has been working for the improvement of school education in the remote areas of Nepal since its establishment. Its activities focus on transforming education through teachers’ trainings, in-school support, child protection and school-community relationship. In particular, the major interventions include improved classroom management, teaching material development, classroom delivery methodologies and child protection initiatives. In addition to that, it aims to support with Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) materials and classroom furniture for quality education in schools.
LEARN has begun its venture from Myagdi, where basic level of education was in miserable condition due to uneven geographical structure of the district followed by lack of knowledge over the importance of education in local level. In spite of being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Gandaki province, easy access in quality education facilities has been a major problem facing by the people of the district for several years. In this connection, LEARN started its core activities in 10 community schools of Shikha Resource Center. At present, it has been working in two rural municipalities, viz. Annapurna and Raghuganga, covering 70 community based schools for the betterment of overall educational standards in these areas.
LEARN believes in holistic approach and follows the same while implementing its projects, ensuring quality education. For the overall development of education status in its project implementing areas, the organization works with teachers, students, SMCs, PTAs, parents, community members and other like-minded organizations. With the funding support of Quality Education Nepal, Australia and Rotary Foundation Global Grant, LEARN has now the following key programs:
- Teacher Trainings
- School Supplies and Furniture Support
- Child Protection
- Parenting Education
- Lead Teachers’ Network
Furthermore, activities of LEARN have been contributing towards the goal no. 4 of Sustainable Development Goals, i.e. ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. These projects have been carried out with the direct coordination with Department of Education (DoE), District Coordination Committee, Education Development and Coordination Unit, rural municipalities, SMCs, PTAs, child clubs and other like-minded agencies.