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As I was observing the children on their way to school in the morning, I felt deeply the huge differences separating the conditions of education between Nepal a...
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As I was observing the children on their way to school in the morning, I felt deeply the huge differences separating the conditions of education between Nepal and the so called developed countries. Especially in the regional & more remote parts of the country, these inequalities take even greater dimensions. The earthquake in 2015 came to make the conditions even worse. Education in Nepal was long based on home schooling and Gurukula (a type of residential school with pupils (shishya) living near the guru, often in the same house. Before British rule, they served as South Asia's primary educational institution.). The first formal school was established in 1853, but was intended for the elites. The birth of the Nepalese democracy in 1951 opened the classrooms to a more diverse population. Poverty and social exclusion of women, lower caste, and indigenous people are nowadays the main constraints to an equitable access to education. Education is a fundamental human right, vital to the development and wellbeing of individuals & communities as a whole. I would like to thank all those beautiful little faces who always filled my journey with light & made it unforgettable. For those who wish to search deeper, there are several non-government programs aiming at improving these conditions and provide those children with a chance; without our help, they will lose their fundamental right to education.
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