Initiating a Child Friendly Culture

Survival and Development

CN believes in rights to adequate food, shelter, clean water, formal education, primary health care, leisure and recreation, cultural activities and information about their rights are the resources, skills and contributions necessary for the survival and full development of the child. These rights require not only the existence of the means to fulfil the rights but also access to them. Thus CN carries out programs on Early Childhood Development (ECD), Early Grade Reading and child friendly teaching/learning targeting community schools of Nepal. CN creates capacity building opportunities to teachers, conducts baseline assessment in ECD and early grades, and builds capacity of ECD facilitators and SMC/PTA members. Likewise it prioritize child nutrition and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) as the major areas of interventions. CN conducts community level awareness and capacity building programs for child nutrition. CN collaborates with schools to conduct SRH programs for girls who undergo menstruation.