PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN NEPAL

We've been working in partnership with local communities in Nepal since 1978 to create a better life for the country's most vulnerable children.

CHALLENGES

Nepal is among the poorest countries in the world.

Its people have also had to endure a decade of violent political instability and natural disasters. The country faces enormous challenges in caring for its children.

  • Child marriage is widely accepted – 41% of girls are married by 18.
  • More than six in ten people do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
  • At least a third of children aged 5-14 are forced to work.
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Children in a temporary learning centre set up by Plan International after the 2015 earthquake.
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A girl washes her face at Temporary Learning Centre, set up by Plan International after the 2015 earthquake.
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A woman walks with her son, carrying hygiene kits supported by Plan International.

How we're helping

While more than nine out of ten children in Nepal go to primary school, they don't always get a good quality education. We're inspiring the next generation by helping to build more classrooms, providing furniture, books and equipment, and training hundreds of teachers.

Going to preschool gives children a head start, but in Nepal there are simply too few preschools, so we're building preschools so that thousands more children have a safe place to play, make friends and learn.

We're also making sure more marginalised children – such as girls, children with disabilities and children from the poorest communities – get a chance to go to school.