Educate the Children has worked for five or more years in each of the regions featured here in blue. Click a region to learn more. Dolakha, Kathmandu and Lalitpur, Rasuwa and Nuwakot, and Sankhuwasabha.
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ETC has most recently been working in three Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Dolakha District -- Suspa Kshamawoti, Sundarawoti and Sunkhani. In Dolakha, ETC is working with 26 schools where 4600 students are studying, as well as 42 women's groups with 865 members. ETC entered the Dolakha district in 2004 with a small Thangmi scholarship program and partnering with a locally registered organization, Faselung Social Service (FSS). The full ETC model started in Dolakha in 2008.
Click here to read about ETC's collaborative work with the Thami Education Project in Dolakha.
ETC has had two project areas in Kathmandu Valley since 2002. Among these, four Village Development Committees (VDCs) were in Lalitpur District and one VDC was in Kathmandu District. ETC's program was completed in three VDCs of Lalitpur in 2008 and one in 2010, and phase out from the Kathmandu district was in 2009. All five women's cooperatives in these phase out areas are functioning well in Kathmandu and Lalitpur.
ETC began its community development work in 1994 in seven Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. We started work in women empowerment and education program here on a small scale, with only a few women's groups and presense in a couple of schools. Slowly, more activities were covered and the program grew, eventually resulting in the ETC model which developed by "doing." The community of Rasuwa/Nuwakot made many contributions to develop the existing ETC approach. Four ETC-formed women's cooperatives are functioning well.
In 2004 Educate the Children began collaborating with the Nepal Bhotia Education Center to run a Residential Schooling Project, bringing young Bhotia women from remote Village Development Committees to Khadbari.