|Regions: Africa Asia Latin America|
Name of Organization: Children-Women In Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH)
Project Title: "Education to Reduce Child Labor in Nepal"
Project Timeframe: 12 months (Starting in June 2005)
Location of Project: Kathmandu Metropolis and Lalitpur Sub metropolis
Budget Amount: $ 9,299
NGO contact and website:
P.O.Box 21433, Chabahi, l
Project's Primary Objective: Strengthen formal and transitional education systems that encourage working children and those at risk of working to attend school, and Raise awareness of the importance of education for all children, and mobilize a wide array of actors to improve and expand education infrastructures.
Description of Organization: Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) is an NGO established in 1993 with the mission to have social mobilization against all kinds of injustices to promote human rights. CWISH started to work on child domestic workers issues in 1996 with educational interventions on the concept that the education changes lives. In the last eight years CWISH has implemented several programs and activities for the end of child servitude in Nepal and has found education to be one of the most important interventions for the eradication of child labor. Through the intervention of CWISH program, to date 4,000 domestic child labourers have became literate. About 2,800 of them were mainstreamed into formal school education, more than 3,200 child domestic workers are organized into different child clubs, and more than 100 staff of ten different municipalities of Nepal are trained to work on child domestic labourers issues. 210 children have received vocational skill training that improved their living status.
Description of Project funded by CIRCLE: Under CIRCLE, CWISH will address the right to education for child domestic workers through organizing non-formal education, working with children toward formal school education and raising awareness among the employers and children themselves. The project will not only address the educational needs of these child domestic workers, but will also take them out of four walls, making them aware of different life skills and social issues and building their social skills. The project will adopt participation and social mobilization approaches that will ultimately contribute to the sustainability of the project. The following strategy will be used:
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