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Direkthilfe Nepal, Nepal

Providing quality education to students in Amppipal

Direkthilfe Nepal e.V. provides quality school education to underprivileged children in Amppipal, a remote mountain village in the Gorkha district, west of Kathmandu.

How the initiative makes a difference

One of the projects of the German organization Direkthilfe Nepal e.V. is to support the Janata English School in Amppipal, a remote mountain village in the Gorkha district, west of Kathmandu. Founded in 2008 and run by the community, Janata English School currently consists of 255 students and 10 teachers. The children are taught in English and at a better teacher-student ratio than that of the local village schools. This results in a much higher quality of education. Care providers in the integrated nursery are teaching according to the Montessori method and the goal is to extend this teaching method to all grades. 

How we engage

McKinsey for Children funds school fees and uniforms for ten children, who live under the poorest of social conditions and who would not have received a proper school education otherwise. In addition to that, it funds a weekly fresh, healthy school meal for all 255 students, helps with teachers' salaries and participates in reconstruction costs.

Why it matters

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. The nation suffers from constant political uncertainty and is still struggling to recover from the earthquake in 2015. A multi-ethnic country, Nepal is facing a long and difficult road on its journey to become a proper democracy. Children from poor, underprivileged families have hardly any perspective to get a proper education, this is especially true for girls. Child labor is not uncommon. Children who have lost a parent or whose father is unemployed often need to contribute to the family’s cost of living.