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My research on Ullpledd Nepal and the children's rights to education in the village

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

I happened to do my master’s thesis about my trip to Ullpledd's supported mountain village called Randepu and about the observations I made as a volunteer in the village. The experience of being in the village and being a member of Ullpledd Nepal is so amazing to me that it was enough for me to write my thesis on the rights of children in Nepal for six months.


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Children in Nepal's mountain villages are often seen mainly through development projects', charitable organizations' or governmental organizations' news and descriptions in western countries .The right to education and learning is a human right that belongs to everyone. However, all over the world these rights are not realized or are only partially realized. I study and research this in my master's thesis.


My research describes the realization of children’s rights in the mountain village of Randepu, where I volunteered as a teacher for a short period in the fall of 2019 through Ullpledd Nepal. I study children’s rights in education and how children’s rights are realized at Shree Naba Jyoti Silvano Basic School in Randepu village. I focus mainly on examining children’s rights in education at the village’s school. My research questions were: 1) What rights of the child are realized in the education of Shree Naba Jyoti Silvano Basic School and what kind of rights are not realized? and 2) In what way did I, as a volunteer, experience the realization of children's rights in the research village at a general level? I also interpreted issues outside of the school in children’s rights.


The results


The rights of the child were largely not realized in the village. According to the results of the study, there were problems with children's rights: the right to education, girls’ rights, the right to sanitation, health care and clean drinking water, child marriages and child labor. The right to education contained many obstacles and disadvantages. Long hikes to school contributed to the obstruction of the child's right to education and the quality of education and material deficiencies were poor. The children were thus also denied the opportunity for postgraduate studies. I felt the results were inconsistent due to exceptional circumstances. Children’s rights were not realized at a general level in the village, but given the circumstances, this was common. The results were influential, and the awareness of the results could be used to improve the school’s and village’s functioning.


If you are interested in reading or scrolling through my thesis (or just the pictures), it's attached to this post. I hope you learned something new and enjoyed reading this post! :-)


- Aino (a member of Ullpledd's)

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