During the rainy season flooding forces villages in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh, onto tiny islands cut off by 40 feet of water, leaving over 90% of children without access to education. Learning for Life have established Floating Schools to address the lack of services for these communities.
Our innovative Floating Schools travel from village to village and conduct lessons for children who otherwise would not be able to attend school.
In each Floating School childen (aged 6-11) attend lessons every morning and adolescent girls attend an accredited programme on life skills development, rights and income generation in the afternoons.
Supplementary Education Centres - Rural Nepal
In response to the destruction of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal Learning for Life, with funding from the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission, the Marr Munning Trust and the friends of family of Dan Doherty, reconstructed an earthquake-resistant school in rural Makwanpur, Nepal. The school includes two classrooms, a library, community hall and toilet facilities. The building also functions as a community resource centre, can host event and training sessions and provide emergency shelter when necessary.
Despite the Indian Government outlawing child labour, it is still a common practice; UNICEF have recently estimated that there are over 60million child labourers in India. The city of Kolkata, where this project proposes to work, has a particularly high rate of child labour, with over 500,000 working children compared to 425,000 in full time education (Save the Children 2013). This project proposes to work with children, who are currently working in the leather industry, where they often sleep in factories, suffer from injuries, glue inhalation, and abuse.
Increasing household incomes for 1,658 households in Nuwakot District of Nepal
We are pleased to announce that the Nuwakot Project in Nepal has successfully been implemented. The aim of the project was to increase household incomes for 1,658 impoverished households in the area by improving agricultural productivity, supporting micro-enterprise developments and improving access to local markets.
Learning for Life are working with our partner Community Support Association of Nepal (COSAN) on a project that aims to address the exclusion of women from policy making and social services in Nepal, particularly women living in remote and often inaccessible mountainous areas.
These women often do not receive proper education nor have access to healthcare services and are rarely aware of what they are entitled to.