In response to the destruction of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal Learning for Life, with funding from the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission, hasstarted the construction of an earthquakre-resistant school in rural Makwanpur, Nepal. The school will include two classrooms, a library, community hall and toilet facilities. The building will also function 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.