The government initiative to fulfill the millennium goal of Quality Education for All by 2015, resulted in a drastic increase in the school enrollment of children. However, by the time they reach grade 5 more than 40% of the children drop out of school because their families are so poor that they cannot provide even basic materials like school uniforms, books and small school fees. The girls in particular are doubly disadvantaged, having to face gender disparity, especially in the rural villages.
FNC is contributing for the achievement of this national goal by supporting the education of hundreds of impoverished children who would otherwise have no means of attending school or higher education. More than 2,000 children have already received our support through scholarship programs which are based on the varying needs of the children. We are working both in the rural Nepal and urban areas, focusing on girls.
We support the children to attend day school or boarding school, depending on the the economic condition of the family. The orphaned and the abandoned children are either placed in our homes or in the care of their relatives, where we ensure that they get excellent education.
Please see our Scholarship Programs to learn more about how we are managing our scholarships to meet the varying needs of the children.
We also help build classrooms, train teachers and provide educational materials.