Big Sister, Nirmala

A brighter future: the volunteers helping girls stay in school

Despite Nepal making significant strides in education, there are many children who are still being left behind, unable to get the schooling they deserve.

However, VSO volunteers, also referred to as "Big Sisters," like Nirmala, are helping to ensure children have the best start in life by highlighting the importance of education to parents.

Nirmala's story

Hear from our inspiring volunteer Nirmala, who is working with the Dalit community. The Dalit community in particular, experiences systematic and widespread caste-based discrimination in Nepal. However, thanks to your support, Nirmala is ensuring that Dalit children are not forgotten about.

 

Watch an inspiring video about Srijana's work

Creating inclusive education spaces in Nepal

The SIKAI project ('sikai' meaning 'learning' in Nepali) aims to help 7,200 students to transition to secondary education through increasing parental support for education and improving learning outcomes in schools.

The SIKAI project

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