The accessibility to the school’s physical environment (electricity, internet, WASH facilities) is average. There is a lack of disability-friendly infrastructure, lack of drinking water purification, lack of effective use of the internet, lack of sanitation, financial, material, and geographical problems in schools. With the help of Federal and provincial governments and NGOs, the municipality and school are planning to ensure disability-friendly infrastructure and arrangement of pure drinking water and proper toilet within five years.
The finding is based on the LNOB Nepal consortium’s initiative on SDG monitoring adopting Community Score Card (CSC) focusing specific indicators under SDG goals 4, 5, 10, 13, 16, and 17 considering dire needs on improving progress on these goals. As part of the community scorecard, community people and local government authorities make efforts in identifying progress and gaps in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. In the process of CSC, separate rankings are prepared for communities, duty bearers and there was a commonly agreed score based on interface meeting between the right holders and duty bearers. The differences in rating present condition by right holders and duty bearers’ claim and future expectations on changes by both groups were later adjusted based on mutual understanding and discussion in the interface discussions. It indicates that this community-led participatory monitoring supports in providing more realistic tracking of the progress and expectations to avoid future conflict and promote collaboration and trust.
Sustainable Development Goals
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4. Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.
Related 4. a.1.(I, ii, iii & iv)- Accessibility to the school physical environment (electricity, internet, WASH facilities and disability friendly facilities)-Birendranagar Municipality, Ward no. 9 and 10, Surkhet Targets
Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all