Blog posts about Nepal
Leading the way for girls' education in NepalStories from the role models who are making a brighter future for girls' education in Nepal.
The heroines leading the way for girls' education in NepalStories from the role models who are making a brighter future for girls' education in Nepal.
Inside the world’s classroomsOpen the door of classrooms around the world and you’ll find a surprising range of challenges – as well as some truly incredible teachers dedicated to changing children’s lives.
Between the earth and the sky: Devna's storyIn Nepal, suicide rates among young married women are very high. Devna* shares her experience of a surviving a forced marriage, and how she and her family came to be involved in a VSO project to reduce levels of violence in families in Baglung.
Meet Durga: A Big Sister with a huge impact
When Durga Bista was 18, she dropped out of school to get married and dedicate her time to household chores. Now, she volunteers as a ‘Big Sister’, vulnerable girls in her home community of Ranighat to attend and stay in school.
“Very few girls miss school in this community now” – Nirmala’s story
Nirmala was struggling at school, getting fail marks. Big Sister Durga Bista convinced Nirmala’s parents of the value of education and inspired her to attend school regularly.
Wrong place, right timeWhen Keah Mcilwain was caught up in a devastating earthquake while on an International Citizen Service (ICS) youth volunteering placement, she knew her career path would change forever. Forced to evacuate home, she came back to the UK with a determination to forge a career in disaster relief.
A volunteer's life in Nepal
In an extract from her blog, Kerstin Rieger, who is originally from Germany and is currently volunteering with VSO Ireland as a Disaster Management Specialist in Nepal, talks about her experience in a country that is still coming to terms with last year's earthquake.
Working for girls' education in rural Nepal
In rural Nepal, women and girls can often be excluded from social, educational and political roles that could help them make a lasting difference to their communities