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Scholarship Programs Help Children of Nepalese Migrant Workers, but Few Are Applying

Region: Nepal

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Nearly 400,000 Nepalese work abroad, and they pay into a special fund to provide scholarships for children of migrant workers who are killed or seriously injured. There’s a catch, though: Only the children of those who were abroad legally can qualify for the help.

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In Nepal, Sex Trade Thrives in Transport Hubs

Region: Nepal

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Nepal’s sex industry, which isn't legislated, offers girls and women from poor communities a decent income—something they say they can’t get in other jobs.

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Featured Photo of Rice Planting in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Education

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Nepalese Adventurer Paraglides in the Sky But Keeps Feet Planted at Home

Region: Nepal

Topics: CultureEducationHealth

In 2011, Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar set a world record of 8,865 meters (29,084 feet) for free flight and were hailed internationally by the paragliding community. But while many other Nepalese seek opportunities abroad, Sherpa has chosen to stay put and start a farm and a business locally.

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Counselors, Volunteers Help Traumatized Kids Get Back to Normal After Nepal’s April Earthquake

Region: AsiaNepal

Topics: EducationEnvironment

After an estimated 1.5 million children in Nepal were affected by devastating earthquakes in April, many of them suffered from behavioral changes. Child-care workers and psychologists working out of a tent in Kathmandu are helping some of them and their parents learn to cope with the changes in their lives. And the government is working to create safe, child-friendly spaces in the 14 districts most affected by the earthquake.

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Amid Demolition and Reconstruction, Nepalese Children File into Temporary Classrooms of Bamboo and Tin

Region: AsiaNepal

Topics: Education

In Sindhupalchowk district, where this year’s quakes destroyed or badly damaged most of the school buildings, classes have resumed in temporary structures. Mindful that students are traumatized and fearful, educators are using counseling techniques to help students ease back into their studies. Students preparing for the critical state exam, the School Leaving Certificate, fear the post-quake disruption will hurt their performance.

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Nepalese Teen Girls Endanger Their Health Through Overuse of Morning-After Pill

Region: Nepal

Topics: EducationHealthReproductive Rights

Local experts warn that teenage girls in Nepal are putting their health at risk by using the emergency contraceptive pill as their sole form of birth control.

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Young Nepalese Women Opt for Nursing Careers Thanks to Increase in Jobs, Prestige and Marriage Prospects

Region: AsiaNepal

Topics: EducationHealth

An increasing number of young women are choosing the nursing profession in Nepal because of heightened employment opportunities and social prestige.

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Villagers Embrace Toilets as Government Seeks to Declare Nepal Free of Open Defecation by 2017

Region: AsiaNepal

Topics: EducationEnvironmentHealth

Across Southeast Asia, more than 600 million people lack access to toilets, making diseases from contact with human waste a staggering medical problem.

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