Our research findings revealed high ethnic differences in school drop-outs. The drop-out rates are higher among ethnic minority children, specifically those whose parents do not have formal education. The most common reason for drop-outs is the lack of parental guidance and support to complete their homework.
In order to address this problem, the institute has designed and has been running a Child Education Program specifically targeting the children of ethnic minority communities in western Chitwan. The program first provides awareness to local parents about the importance of education, child rights, better home environments and the role of parents. The program encourages parents to send their children to school regularly.
ISER-N also runs the after-school education program to help children with their school homework. Tuition free classes are provided to children on major subjects such as mathematics, science and English. Educational materials are distributed free of cost to encourage children to participate in the program.