50 children from migrant families received educational support to study in class 11 and 12. Most of these children were picked up from streets and rivers where their mothers would break stones. Parents being illiterate they could not value education. Their priority was for daily food. These children were educated in the child centers established by Navjyoti Center to prepare such children for regular school. Prior to this most children took up child labor to support their families.
Children now realize the value of education and motivate others to go to school. According to the latest education policy of Nepal class 12 is the basic qualification needed for any jobs. According to Lalit Thapa who hails from a poor family, he is the first child to complete class 10 from his village. At present, he is enrolled in class 11 by Navjyoti Center.
Educational materials were distributed during a function in Navjyoti where the chief district officer was the chief guest. He appreciated Navjyoti Center’s effort to educate children who would never have seen a secondary school. He advised the children to take their study seriously as higher education is a basic necessity for progress in life.Sister Rosita SCN