Print Edition - 2015-06-03  |  Earthquake Relief

WLN distributes course books

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
WLN distributes course books

Jun 2, 2015-

Women Lead Nepal, an organisation aimed at empowering women in Nepal, has been distributing course books and other educational material to plus-two students who have lost their course material to the Great Quake.

So far, the organisation has been able to provide their educational kits to 60 students around Kathmandu. They have been able to reach students from Bungamati, Khokana, Sankhu and also those who are currently living in temporary shelters in Tundikhel.

The kit that that the organisation is providing consists of text books, calculators, pens and other materials that students require to appear for their examinations, scheduled to be held this week. The 11th graders will be sitting for their first paper on June 16, whereas the 12th graders will be appearing for their first paper on June 3.

According to Aparna Singh, communications and programmes associate, the organisation aims to take this relief project further and help students throughout Nepal. For this, she says the organisation needs help to locate other students who

are in need of support. “The students were happy to receive the kits. Many were depressed after their books were buried in rubble and were not mentally prepared for their exams, but the project has provided them with some hope,” she says.

Women Lead Nepal run a year-long course where 30 women who are in grade 12 are trained to become independent working women.

The organisation can be contacted at: cnaylor@women-lead.org

Published: 03-06-2015 07:16

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