Nepal is a poverty stricken country with very deep patriarchal roots. In Nepali societies, girls are still treated like a commodity and unfortunately seen to be less valuable than boys. Girls also tend to get married off at an early age, often leading to parents not wanting to invest in their growth and well-being. Because of this perception, girls are robbed of their basic right to attend school and attain a meaningful education. Instead, they spend their days doing household chores and reading a book is often a distant dream.

“Send Your Daughter to School” Campaign

In order to help changing this harsh reality, Get Paper has created a series of initiatives to build awareness on the importance of educating girls and making sure families have the means to educate their daughters. “Send your Daughter to School” campaign is an example of its most effective endeavors. Along with creating awareness, Get paper also provides scholarships to families who have grave financial burdens. Till date, scholarships have reached more than 100 girls in various different communities. For its campaign to be successful, Get Paper also partner with local schools that have joined our efforts in convincingparents to see…

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Supporting Schools

Get Paper has supported Anita Milan School was built proudly by Get Paper’s fund in the year 2000 in the vicinity of its production facilities in Hattigounda, Kathmandu. This was done so that the children of producers of Get Paper, as well as the ones from the local community, could attend to school. Currently more than 100 children, including children of our producers, attend the Anita Milan school. Pancha Kanya (Girl’s school) is one of the first schools that Get Paper startedsupporting in 1993. In the beginning, the school only had 3 classrooms, which was being enough for only about…

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Support to stonebreaker community

The Stonebreaker community is one of the most marginalized communities in Nepal. This community got their name from their livelihood, as they reside near river side, collect stones and break it manually using small hammer. They then take their hard earned rubble and supply their products to the construction industry. Most of the workers who provide manual labor are women and this line of work is high intensity with very limited income. Due to the extreme level of poverty that this community faces, even their children are not spared from this manual labor and are engaged in breaking stones to…

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