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STEM II

REVISING WITH THE RADIO

REVISING WITH THE RADIO

Rural high school students use radio classes to keep up with their learning as schools in Nepal were closed with the covid-19 lockdown Closing all schools was one of the first steps the government took to control the coronavirus outbreak in Nepal in early March of 2020. This was quickly followed by a nationwide lockdown ...

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE

As lockdown hits hard, easing loan interest rates and late payment fees may be the difference between scraping by and closing completely for small enterprises Armed with a spray, hand sanitizer and a mask, Sarmila Chaudhary opened her small clothing shop after three months going without business. She makes sure her customers are wearing masks ...

IN-SCHOOL GIRL INTERVENTIONS

IN-SCHOOL GIRL INTERVENTIONS

Introduction The In-school (IS) cohort is comprised of girls studying in STEM II’s 30 intervention schools. At baseline, the project started its interventions with girls studying in grades 8, 9 and 10. At midline, most of the grade-8 girls had succeeded to grade 9, those in grade 9 upgraded to grade 10, and the girls ...

OUT-OF-SCHOOL/SCHOOL GRADUATE GIRL INTERVENTIONS

OUT-OF-SCHOOL/SCHOOL GRADUATE GIRL INTERVENTIONS

Age Group # OOS Girls at Midline Age Group 1 12-14 years:  5 Age Group 2 15-17 years: 68 Age Group 3 18-23 years: 792 Age Group 4 24-32 years: 321 GEC Nepal | Year 2 Update Project: Supporting the Education of Marginalized Girls in Kailali Location: Kailali, April 2017 – December 2020 Date of ...

CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Based on the increasing number of cases of girls sexual and physical abuse in Nepal, and findings from the project baseline and midline reports indicating some incidents of harassments, the STEM II project (Supporting the Education of Marginalized Girls) intensively focused on building awareness about sexual and physical abuse and establishing both a community support ...

STEM Jamboree-2019

STEM Jamboree-2019

STEM Jamboree 2019 was celebrated with much anticipated grandeur and fanfare on November 15, 2019 in Dhangadhi, Kailali. The annual event organized by STEM II (Supporting the education of Marginalized Girls), is marked to celebrate girls’ education. This year, the event featured a day long activities of cultural performances, exhibitions, fun activities. More than 600 ...

Stitching her way through life

Stitching her way through life

Rajani Chaudhary stands tall donning her traditional Tharu attire confidently addressing a Girls Education Challenge seminar full of government officials and donor agencies. It is difficult to believe she was working as a Kamlari (bonded laborer) not so long ago in Bardgodiya Municipality of Kailali. Chaudhary was born in a poor family with five sisters and a ...