Since 1990, the global community has remained committed to providing primary education to all children. At least in writing. Despite significant gains over the past 25 years, a new UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) report released this week indicates that the number of children and young people out of school is increasing.
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by Kishan Devkota, Managing Director of the Everest Children’s Welfare Zone (ECWZ). Kishan has been sending us updates of this organisation’s response to the Nepal earthquakes, providing an unfiltered view from inside one community’s response to these disasters. We first met Kishan in Melbourne, when he appeared at an event we hosted on donating ethically. We were so impressed by his honesty and approach, we decided to donate the funds raised that night (AU$420) to his organisation. His community is in Rasuwa District, on the border of Tibet and the Langtang National Park.