Every year, The Advocates for Human Rights sends a delegation to the Sankhu-Palubari Community School (SPCS) to monitor the school's progess. During the September 2012 site visit, The Advocates' staff and volunteers interviewed students in grades 4 through 10 about their experiences at SPCS. In addition, the group successfully piloted English conversation practice lessons with grades 6 through 9. Please browse through the photo gallery below for a virtual tour of the SPCS school, staff, students, and volunteers.
The Sankhu-Palubari Community School (SPCS), established in 1999, provides free education to Nepalese children who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to go to school. This program was created in order to prevent child labor in the Sankhu-Palubari community in the Kathmandu Valley by providing education as an alternative to child labor. The school is a partnership between the teaching staff, the local community, The Advocates for Human Rights and our Nepali administrative partner, Educate the Children.
In the 2012-2013 school year, the school is providing free, high-quality education, uniforms, books and a daily meal to 343 students in grades pre-K through 10. The Advocates and its partners have achieved the goal of gender parity with girls currently making up 52% of the enrolled students.
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