Nepal: Multiple Pathways to Learning

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Let Us Learn - a Global Initiative for Education

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Let Us Learn in Nepal continues to focus on three equity pillars:

  • reaching out-of-school children
  • expanding girls’ education
  • improving learning outcomes

UNICEF uses a multi-pronged approach to get more children into school, keep them in school and improve their learning outcomes. Multiple pathways to learning ensures out-of-school children can have the opportunity to learn basic literacy and numeracy and transition to formal schools. Let Us Learn is committed to giving the most vulnerable children educational opportunities.

Girls Access to Education (GATE): GATE, a non-formal education program for girls.

Early Learning: works to strengthen quality early childhood development in Nepal to give children a head start and providethem with a solid foundation for future learning.

Youth as Drivers of Change: Volunteer Young Champions trained to work in schools in their communities to support learners to stay in school and access afterschool opportunities.

Let us Learn Nepal Key achievements:

  • 11,048 children have accessed education through the Urban Out of School initiative and Girls Access to Education (GATE) program.
  • Out of the 9,864 girls enrolled in GATE (Girls Access to Education), 78% have integrated into the formal school system
  • 25,759 students participated in afterschool learning activities
  • 400 schools implemented an early learning program, reaching 27,257 young learners
  • 923 teachers were trained in early childhood learning.

In Nepal, Let Us Learn has reached some of the most vulnerable children in the most disadvantaged districts in the country. Both formal and non-formal education initiatives have been used to ensure that children in Nepal, across all ages, have access to quality learning opportunities. Remedial education and alternative learning programs have provided new education opportunities for children who have either never attended school, or who were forced to drop out for economic reasons. Innovative program components, such as GATE (Girls Access to Education, Schools as Zones for Peace, the Urban Out-of-School Initiative and Youth as Drivers of Change have strengthened schools, supported individual learners and benefitted communities throughout Nepal. Over the next three years, UNICEF seeks to reach an additional 26,200 students, 850 parents and 12,205 community members and parents through Let us Learn activities in Nepal.