A project of COMMUNITY MEMBERS INTERESTED
Buy a fish and help establish a self sustainable community fishery to pay for children's education.
To end poverty in Nepal, it is essential to ensure that all children are educated. This is the reason why COMMITTED is striving to establish free education, of quality, as every child's basic right. As a pilot project, COMMITTED seeks to establish a fishery as a community run self sustainable social business. Generated funds from the fishery will help offset deficient operational costs of all public schools within the village. By making schools self sustainable, the management will not need to charge fees from the students, thereby reducing immense financial burden on struggling families. These families will then be able to divert their savings towards other critical household needs such as nutrition, clothing, and health. The project will in turn help improve literacy by reducing drop outs, mostly caused by the financial burden imposed as a result of the school fees. Although the fees are nominal, the financial burden on a poor family is immense in a country like Nepal where a majority of the people survive on less than $1.25 a day. The fees take away critical household needs, and a school attending child takes away a share of the household hand needed to put bread on the table.