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Non-formal schooling boosts access to basic education in Nepal

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Children who were out of school in 15 districts of Nepal now have the opportunity to learn how to read and write, thanks to the UNICEF-supported Out-of-School Programme (OSP).

Designed to provide basic education through a non-formal approach, the new strategy has helped approximately 15,700 children complete a 10-month course. The programme's main aim is to fulfill children's rights to basic education, especially for girls and low-caste children. The ultimate goal is to help the children continue their education in formal schools. In 2005, nearly 40 per cent of OSP graduates

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