Girls Empowered
through education

OUR MISSION:
Our mission is simple; to ‘empower girls through education’ and give them a better future with job opportunities to provide for their own families. We actively seek to find girls whose situation is particularly vulnerable - girls in poverty who otherwise would have no chance of going to school. All girls are welcomed regardless of age, religion, location, previous education or background. We guarantee the scholarship until their SLCs (School Leaving Certificate, normally taken at the age of 18) and encourage the financial support for further education, be it vocational or tertiary studies.

About US

Background Information about GEE Nepal (CC54135)
Currently 70% of children in Nepal start school but only 7% reach 10th school year and gain the School Leaving Certificate

Nepal is ranked among the top 10 poorest countries in the world and a 1/4 of its population live below the poverty line. Almost half of the Nepali people are unemployed and currently 70% of children start school but only 7% reach the 10th school year and gain the School Leaving Certificate (SLC).

Nepal has a national literacy rate of 66% with the rate among women at 57%. As in many Asian countries boys are favoured over girls with the ratio of boys to girls in Nepali primary and secondary school being almost 2:1, in favour of boys. We believe that every child should have the right to go to school as the whole family benefits when the mother is educated.

Research shows that families of literate and educated mothers have higher standards of hygiene, lower birth rates and an increased likelihood of children attending school. GEE Nepal was inspired by GEN, a successful Girls Education Program in Nepal for 10 years. Based on the same principles, GEE Nepal is an official registered charity in New Zealand (CC54135), operating in Nepal without heavy admin costs. We have five part-time staff on the ground in Nepal whose salaries are covered by a generous individual.

The Girls

Many of the GEE Nepal girls have parents who are, or have been, in jail. This is because GEE operates as a special project under Prisoners’ Assistance Nepal (PA Nepal). Prisoners in Nepal are amongst the most vulnerable people – they are stigmatised by neighbours, villagers and family members, and their families face enormous financial and emotional hardship. This fits perfectly with GEE’s vision of wanting to help vulnerable and disadvantaged girls in Nepal. To qualify for our sponsorship programme a child needs to fulfil three conditions: to be a female, to be from verified underprivileged background, & currently not attending school.

Girls living in the Kathmandu Region are represented by a Purple Rose.
Girls living in the Eastern Nepal (Jhapa) Region are represented by an Orange Rose.

Photos of the girls have not been displayed to protect their privacy.
Further information and photos of the girls will be sent to the relevant sponsors who agree to financially support a girl.
Yenjila Tamang

2010
Roshan English School

Saraswoti Yadav

2009
Amarjyoti Secondary School

Minisha Pandey

2005
Fluorescent Secondary School

Rashmita Thakuri

2005
Samato Secondary School

Reshma Rai

2005
Junkiri Primary School

Kusum Gurung

2005
Geetamata Secondary School

Sunita Yonjan

2003
Padma Secondary School

Sunita Karki

2001
Shivapuri Secondary School

Shabnum Nepali

1999
Amrit Secondary School

Shanti Lama

1999
Ashirvad Secondary School

Asmita Rai

1999
Geetamata Secondary School

Sunita Thapa Magar

1999
Greenland Children Academy

Binita Karki

1998
Holy Vision Technical School

Sushma Gurung

1998
Ashirvad College

Rajeshwori Shrestha

1998
Bhagwati Secondary School

Sumitra Nepali

1997
Sigma College

Sarita Lama

1996
Gramin Adarsha College

Dikshya Giri

2008
Pragya Academy

Sabina Darji

2008
Junkiri School

Nancy Darnal (Darji)

2008
Dhurba Tara Boarding School

Purnima Limbu

2005
St Paul’s English Boarding School

Rejina Rai

2005
Junkiri Primary School

Parbati Mardi Satar

2004
JunkirI Primary School

Sabina Murmu Satar

2004
Junkiri Primary School

Radhika Baraili

2001
Shree Sahid Dashrath Secondary School

Sapana Katwal

2001
Karkavitta Secondary School

Sushmita Dhimal

2001
Saraswoti Secondary School

Sanju Rai

2001
Shree Saraswoti Secondary School

Tika Baraili

2000
Shree Sahid Dashrath Secondary School

Kritika Sharma

1999
Jaypur Secondary School

Tejima Khatun

1998
Dhulabari Secondary School

Sushila Lungeli

1993
Mankamana College

Puja Subedi

1997
School not yet confirmed

Bipana Katwal

2003
Karkarvitta Higher Secondary School

Their stories

Below are some stories of girls in the GEE Nepal Program, which provide examples of how giving girls the opportunity to gain an education can drastically change their lives for the better.

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

Our Team

Meet the GEE Nepal team
Alannah Wesche
Alannah Wesche
Director
Amanda Mckay
Amanda Mckay
Co-Founder
Indira Rana Magar
Indira Rana Magar
Key Program Co-ordinator
Sunita Manadhar
Sunita Manadhar
Program Co-ordinator
Hari Karki
Hari Karki
Accountant
Ranjit Pariyar
Ranjit Pariyar
East Nepal Program Co-ordinator
Sagar Kohola
Sagar Kohola
Kathmandu Program Co-ordinator

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