In Nepal, due to the relative lack and imbalance of educational resources, children in most communities have few opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, such as games, debates, drama, art and other activities.
Kathmandu Rainbow School Nepal
All children have the right to development.
In Nepal, due to the relative lack and imbalance of educational resources, children in most communities have few opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, such as games, debates, drama, art and other activities. Fees for interest classes and extracurricular activities need to be paid extra, which is difficult for families with poor financial conditions to bear. In families with low economic income, the types of work that parents are engaged in lack technical skills and mainly rely on physical strength, which makes many children unable to get care and accompany because of busy work of parents.
Some children came to Kathmandu from the mountains with their parents. Their parents' job is mainly to carry bricks in a brick factory. The work cycle is generally from October to March. Parents do not send their children to school due to the erratic time in Kathmandu. In addition, there are many slums in Kathmandu and families in slum cannot afford the rent, and use tarpaulins to build temporary shelters to live in. Some children will go to the streets to sell water and other subsidies for their families.
In 2017, Nepal Rainbow Volunteer Club (RVC) cooperated with the local government and community of Kageshwori Manohara in Kathmandu, Nepal, to build and operate a Rainbow Community School. With the aim of "every child has the opportunity to write their future", Rainbow Community School provides a safe and interesting educational space for children from low-income families, migrant children and children of slums.
By providing children with diverse interest courses, homework guidance, child protection courses, voice skills courses, etc., they have the opportunity to enjoy the right to quality education. Rainbow Community School is equipped with library, study room, screening room, multi-purpose space, and kitchen. In addition to implementing functions including children's activity center, voluntary training school, and children's day care center, Rainbow Community School has also developed teacher training space and parent consultation functions.
We focus on the development of teacher training space because high-quality educational resources are an important factor in ensuring the quality of education. Rainbow Community School cooperates with private schools and community schools to organize teacher training and share modern teaching methods with teachers to promote the sustainable development of local community education.
The parental consultation function is designed with aim to educate parents' about their role in supporting their children. Children cannot receive education without the support of parents. If parents are aware about the importance of their children's education, it is possible that children receive long-term and continuous education.
Rainbow Community School works closely with parents in the community by providing counseling services to parents, so that parents understand the future of their children and the importance of education. Here, we have nothing to do with caste, culture, skin color, gender or social status, but equal learning, games, and making friends. We hope that every child can have the same right to development and education.