Jointly creating a healthy learning environment
June 4, 2015 | Bajhang
OLE Nepal, a significant part of UN World Food Programme’s School Feeding Programme (SFP) is jointly undertaking a holistic approach to education in remote regions of the country.
With the comprehensive approach to education, WFP along with its implementing partners Government of Nepal (GoN), Open Learning Exchange Nepal, Nepal Red Cross Society and World Education is collaboratively taking four interventions: school meals, water sanitation and hygiene, early grade reading and digital learning. The holistic approach themed (CLEAN, FEED, READ AND LEARN) was launched in Bajhang in June 4th 2015, in presence of District Education Officer at the District Education Office.
The activities that contribute to developing child-friendly schools and create an enhanced and healthy learning environment aims to strengthen the GoN’s financial and institutional capacity to effectively develop and manage a sustainable National School Feeding Program (NSFP). Four interconnected pillars of the joint program are:
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: The provision of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are essential components for increasing the nutritional impact of school feeding.
School Meals: It increases children’s attendance in school and attention in class, while promoting their mental and physical development.
Early Grade Reading: Developing activities and approaches for improved literacy and numeracy outcomes among primary school children.
Digital Learning: Access to quality education through the intervention of digital learning materials among primary level students, allowing them to learn, explore, and retain at their own pace and entertaining methods.
OLE Nepal has successfully implemented laptop-based program in 43 schools of Bajhang, 3 schools of Doti and 5 schools of Dadeldhura districts in collaboration with UN WFP.