Abhira* is 9 years old and lives in a remote village in Eastern Nepal. She normally attends the UWS community school in her village but - like billions of children around the globe - her school is currently shut due to COVID-19.

Communities like Abhira’s have been severely affected by the impact of the national lockdown. They survive on a low daily wage so being unable to work means struggling to feed their families. The lockdown has caused severe anxiety in Abhira’s community.

We are committed to supporting thousands of children like Abhira and helping them to continue learning throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Every day, Abhira tunes into our daily radio programme, through which we are delivering lessons remotely and sharing vital public health information about preventing the spread of coronavirus.

“I tune into the radio everyday and enjoy listening to stories and fun facts. Due to the radio programme and support from my teacher, I feel more relaxed now. Me, my family and community are aware about coronavirus and how to stay safe.”

The longer vulnerable children are out of school, the less likely they are to return. By supporting children during the crisis, we're making sure they don't miss out on education now and in the long-term. 

We need your help to continue this work and ensure Abhira can return to her school when it re-opens.

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*Name has been changed to protect identity.