AGH Social Work

The AGH social foundation is a non profit making government registered organisation. It was established in 2010 and with the aid of dedicated volunteers strives constantly to improve the life chances of the poorest people in Nepal. To give some idea of the deprivation that exists especially in the mountains, 77% of the people of Nepal have to live on less than 2$ a day and in many rural areas farmers cannot manage to grow enough food to feed themselves for the complete year.

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Education improvement for children and young people in Katike Village

Fri, 01 Jul, 2011

Education improvement for children and young people in Katike Village

One of our first projects is in the village of Katike, fulkhara 2 Dhading, here we are focusing on improving the education for the children and young people. So far we have generated sufficient money to provide an addition teacher in the village school
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Education and development

Typical education development indicators in Nepal

Total literacy rate (6+) – 22.62% (female 8.87%, male 36.5%)

Child illiteracy rate (10-14 years) – 45.3%

Enrolment of children in primary education (up to Class 5) – 26.8%

Matriculation pass rate from secondary school – 2.6%

The level of education in our community is poor, with many people, particularly women, being illiterate.

Approximately 60% of children in our wider community never go to school, due to poverty and we still do not have a secondary school.

The school in the community is the children’s second home. They spend almost half of their waking hours inside the school as students. This means that on average, a third of the lifetime of the people that are at school will be spent inside the walls of the classroom. Just as upbringing has a lot to do with how we live our lives, our school and education also has a deep impact on how we view the world.

However, just as we are tested by time and circumstances, bringing the best and the worst in all of us, time can also take its toll on the classrooms which brings back fond and not-so-fond memories. To keep a roof over the heads of the pupils requires a great deal of effort from the community.

The school building is exposed to all weather conditions, it is therefore important that there is a regular school maintenance and repair schedule, together with  a plan to expand the school to cope with the increased demand. These things are achieved through the hard work and dedication of people of the village with the support of the AGH social foundation.