Nepal

Newsletter – September 2021

Welcome to our autumn newsletter.  While conditions remain difficult in all our project areas with a surge in Covid cases over the summer in Tanzania, and further landslides and flooding in Nepal in August, our staff remain focused on ensuring long term projects can keep running, as well as providing emergency support.  There is still a lot of good news! Our Tanzania farmers are harvesting a successful crop and our new cohort of Saathi teachers have started in their schools. ...

Learning and working outside of the classroom

The esteemed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, reflecting on her schooling in 1920’s America wrote, “My Grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.” A century later, grandmothers in the developing world have quite a different reason for keeping their children out of school; work. When the choice is between reading books or reaping rice, hunger wins every time. In Nepal, the second poorest country in Asia, 70% of the workforce is engaged in the agricultural sector....