Primary School Construction and Adult Literacy Program
In partnership with buildOn, Dubai Cares is supporting the construction of 20 schools (3 classrooms each) in the far Western region of Nepal. The program seeks to directly benefit 3,000 primary school age children in 20 schools and 1,560 illiterate women from indigenous rural communities. Activities also benefit 6,800 adults, teachers, and officials representing 300 unique volunteers per school project, project leadership teams, teachers and officials. The program aims at increasing access to education for girls and women, improving primary school infrastructure and increasing literacy rates amongst illiterate adults.
In partnership with buildOn and as part of Volunteer Globally 2014, a group of 16 volunteers from the UAE joined Dubai Cares staff in a week-long mission to construct a primary school in the village of Barkamuda in Nepal. The school is set to directly benefit 150 children and indirectly benefit 1,060 officials and teachers in the village.
Million Book Challenge in Nepal
Dubai Cares supported the establishment of 220 libraries and the publishing of 5 local language titles/books, of which 336,000 copies have been printed and distributed.