Sang Sangai - Learning Together Project

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Key Information

The Learning Together project provided 23,000 out-of-school girl’s in Nepal’s most disadvantaged Terai region the opportunity to gain basic literacy and numeracy skills, valuable health knowledge. The vast majority of girls had never been to school before, and almost all were Muslim or Dalit, two of the most marginalized groups in Nepal. The project successfully supported 17,300 of these girls to join the formal education system, while 1,568 completed self-employment training. Learning assessments showed that girls made large learning gains over their baseline knowledge, and upon completion of non-formal programs and transition to school demonstrated reading and numeracy skills at or above those of their peers who were never out of school. To increase the impact of these interventions on girls' lives, mothers were engaged as well: 4,220 completed their own non-formal education course; and 8,227 were engaged in inter-generational activities. The project worked with schools to help them better meet the needs of girls who are entering the formal education system, including through improved school governance and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to allow students (especially older girls) to accelerate learning through self- and peer-study. In addition, the project tapped into local traditional Mithila arts culture, training nearly 5,000 women to create art in the traditional style to promote women’s empowerment and spread positive messages about education and the rights of women and girls.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Government Affiliation



2015 - 2019


Rural Development Center Nepal, Social Development Center, Community Family Welfare Association, Child Protection Organization, Government of Nepal

Ministry Affiliation



Anonymous private foundation

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary enrollment


  • Other

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • School-related gender-based violence


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls out of school, Mothers, Youth


7 - 16

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Girls in school
  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • Religious leaders
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTA)
  • School management committees


  • Gender-sensitive curricula
  • Remedial education/skills

Educational Technology

  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Digital devices for the purposes of studying, learning

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Educating girls about menstruation

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Financial literacy training
  • Savings accounts
  • Uniforms

School-related gender-based violence

  • Anti-violence policies and codes of conduct
  • Safe and welcoming schools
  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Group activities with students or school-age children/adolescents

Women's empowerment programs

  • Self-help groups (financial, including savings and credit groups)
  • Self-help groups (non-financial)

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Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved health - other
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Catharine Morgan
World Education, Inc.