COVID-19 response and learning: Addressing the needs of marginalised girls and girls with disabilities

  • R Research Project/Report/Study

I Inactive

Key Information

This presentation shares the outcomes of participatory surveys and consultations with learners with disabilities, particularly girls in Nepal. The presentation provides insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on their wellbeing and learning. The project goal was to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for thousands of out-of-school marginalised girls and girls with disabilities.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2020 - 2020


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Secondary completion
  • Secondary Enrollment


  • Remote Learning


  • School-related gender-based violence

Cross-cutting areas

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Fathers, Girls (both in school and out of school), Mothers, Sisters, Teachers - female, Teachers - male, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • People with disabilities

Program Approaches Back to Top

Increased availability of learning materials

  • Educational Radio or Television Programs

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Peer mentors


  • Check-in calls or SMS messages by teachers

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe channels/mechanisms for reporting violence

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)
  • Reduced violence against children in the home

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Dr. Ananda Paudel
VSO International
Head of Program - Inclusive Education, VSO Nepal