2018 SHCOP Beamer

2018 SHCOP Beamer

Work done
February 2018

What is the problem?
The kids for the SHCOP are all earthquake victims and live in very poor and difficult circumstances. For that reason they go to the cheapest and not the best schools. Education is a challenge. In the next few months they have to pass their exams, like all the other school going kids in Nepal. If they don’t pass, chances are there parents will pull them out of school, because they are very poor and even the cheapest schools are very expensive for them. Their reasoning is that if their child doesn’t pass, he/she can better go out working and earn money. If that happens, the children (2 till14 years of age) face a live of child labour (dirty, heavy, hard, long and dangerous work), forces marriages and prostitution.

Also, the SHCOP is always looking for ways to entertain the children, specially during cold and/or wet days when going outside is not an option.

What is the solution?
The kids need individual tutoring as well as classical lessons to pass their exams. The beamer will be a very useful tool for those classical lessons.

Furthermore, it can be used to entertain the kids with a movie on those cold and/or rainy days when going outside is not an option.

What is the result?
This will prepare the children better for the upcomming exams and ultimately/longterm broaden there chances for a better live.

Besides that, it will help to entertain the children when all the studying is being done.

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4 Smiling Faces

Smiling Faces is the abbreviation for the Helping Hands 4 Smiling Faces Foundation, that was started by Tjitske Weersma in 2008. We improve the living conditions of children in children’s homes in developing countries with specific, small-scale projects in which they are central. We also support them when they have to leave those homes at 18 and have no safety net to fall back on. With us they come first. With our help they’ll go so much further, are they able to make their own choices and can they make shape their own lives.