About Nepal Dream Foundation
Nepal Dream Foundation is a Non-Profitable Organization established for the betterment of the poor, orphan and underprivileged section in the slums of Nepal and reaching out to the rural and urban areas with focus on assessing individual strengths and needs, providing an environment that encourages growth and development. The ultimate sole goal of Nepalese Dream Foundation is to help live its beneficiaries independently and economically.
Nepal Dream Foundation supports community-based early childhood development centers, that provide early learning opportunities to 4 and 5 year old children in the poorest of the poor communities. We increase access to schooling for children between the age group of 6 to 14 and extend our services to formerly "underprivileged" girls and boys affected by conflict. The program helps children enter and succeed in Primary Schools; it also promotes parents' involvement in children's early development and helps communities scale up activities with the Government.
The aim of NDF is to reach out to children and families in the far flung districts of Nepal. To help BPL children and their families in more and more districts in Nepal, with a growing focus on disadvantaged groups such as the formerly "untouchable" castes:
In Nepal, majority of people are deprived of basic education. According to the Educational Statistical Report of the Ministry of Education 1997, more than 30%. of the primary school going children have not enrolled into primary schools. More than 50% of the children of those who got enrolled in the primary school drop out before completing fifth grade. As a result of these situation the number of illiterate population of 6 years and above are increasing in Nepal. Nepal certainly cannot attain the goals of its development keeping half of its working population as illiterate.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. The average life expectancy is 57 years, and up to 65 per cent of the population is illiterate.
The country has, however, made progress toward sustainable economic growth since the 1950s and is committed to a program of economic liberalization.
Despite these initiatives, there still exist severe problems within the educational system in Nepal. Groups do not benefit from free education due to social prejudice and geographical restrictions. More importantly, there is no provision for early childhood education for children up to age 6.
In Nepal, the children are made to work to help support their family. Girls, not considered to be of intellectual value, are often entirely denied the benefits of basic education. Discrimination against women and lower castes is prevalent.
Even in private institutions where early childhood education is available, there are many impediments to the quality of education. The kindergartens teach children through rote memorization, forcing students to absorb great quantities of information they do not understand. Children are demanded to read and write before their intellectual capacities are sufficiently mature. In short, the current early childhood education practices in Nepal turn children away from the joys of learning.
In Nepal, many children suffer from malnutrition and disease, which affects their health for the rest of their lives. Intervention in early childhood through education supports building the strong foundation these children need for later life. Nepalese children daily encounter the demoralizing effects of poverty combined with the social bombardment of globalization and tourism. As a result, the Nepalese identity is at risk of disintegrating, crippling Nepal as its people try to maneuver in today's world.
The Nepal Dream Foundation (NDF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop the potential of disadvantaged Nepalese children through education. NDF will identify children unable to pursue education due to lack of resources. Students will be provided with tuitions, textbooks and necessary supplies to enroll in school. Our dedicated network of volunteers in Nepal will regularly meet the children and their parents to monitor the progress of the student. We in Nepal Dream Foundation dedicate our resources to each child till he / she completes his/ her Graduation School Education. (Grade XII).