“They may have seen me sorting through rubbish on the streets, or begging at the temple, and I’m afraid they will tease or judge me. Street children are seen as being worthless, I don’t want them to think that way of me at school.” Read more
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Nepal Back-to-School Stats
• One third of the population above 6 years old has never attended school.
• In 1951 there were 300 schools in the entire country, now there are over 50,000
• Less than 25% of women between 45 and 50 years of age are literate.
• Of the up to 20,000 girls trafficked each year, 90% are not enrolled in school.
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