Mingmar is an inspirational young girl who lives with her family in the village of Chumchet, Gorkha. Prior to meeting PHASE, Mingmar spent most of her time working with cattle, collecting firewood and carrying out household chores. Her parents could not afford to send her to school and needed Mingmar to help ensure they could meet daily food requirements. If Mingmar’s parents did send her to school, Mingmar would have to carry out a four hour journey everyday. However, through PHASE’s Alternative School Programme, Mingmar is now able to receive education through local PHASE teachers that work with isolated children in Gorkha. This programme provides a teaching environment that invites children to engage on their own terms and provides smaller class sizes to enhance the educational experience. The programme supports children like Mingmar, giving them the opportunity to learn basic numeracy and literacy skills. Furthermore, the wider goal is to encourage children to pursue further education after the end of the programme. We hope to have a lasting impact on the parents too, encouraging them to put their child’s education first. Here is a quote from Mingmar:
“I am very happy to go to school. I read instead of working on household chores. I am now able to read the alphabet and also to read and write in Nepali. The teachers are nice and helpful. They help us play games. Also the sisters from the PHASE clinic come here and teach us about brushing our teeth, washing our hands and keeping the school surroundings clean.”
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