2018 SHCOP Tutoring

2018 SHCOP Tutoring

Work done
February till may 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 month they have to pass there 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. The reason 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 labor (dirty, heavy, hard, long and dangerous work), forces marriages and prostitution.

What is the solution?
The program has to daily volunteers Gita and Sabina, who study business management and English. They are ready, willing and able to tutor the children on a daily basis, but the can only effort to do that if the get a little salary. That will be 2750 Nepali rupee per person per months, which come down to 20 to 22,50 euro per person per month. Besides that, they will keep volunteering 2,5 hours a day. They will help the children with English, Nepali, Math and social studies.

What is the result?
The children will have more chances to get good scores for their examen. Better school results mean more chance on a better live. It is an investment in their future.

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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.