Loo Niva Child Concern Group

Loo Niva Child Concern Group
Karyabinayak Municipility -1, Sainbu, Lalitpur Nepal, G.P.O 8975 EPC 2127 Kathmandu Nepal
Phone
+977-01-5592054
Fax
+977-01-5591329
Contact Person
Mr. Narendra Dangol
Estd 1997
Registration Number 038/054/055
NFN Code No CR-LAL-59
Renewal Date 04/06/2016
Renewal Validation Till 2073
Registered District Lalitpur
Working District Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Kathmandu, Lalitpur
Working Sectors Children, Education, Youth

In 1994, group of young school students ran the children’s Library with CWIN support, since then Loo Niva has emerged as a social organization and promotion of child rights in Nepal. It was established in 1997 as a non - governmental organization for the best interest of children‘s holistic development. It conducts various programs for children and community development through a systematic process of empowerment and awareness. It focuses on education and works with the community and schools for improvement of education, at the grassroots level towards preventing exploitation and marginalization of underprivileged children. It also supports education with active child participation in them for physical, psychological and overall development of children. Foremost, it is committed to build an optimal and healthy society for children and youths.

1.            Vision and Mission Statement of Loo Niva:

Vision: A nation where every child and youth enjoys her/his rights in supportive and responsive environment.

Mission Statement: Loo Niva works for right to meaningful education to improve situation of youth/Children, environment and health that includes research, policy influence, advocacy, networking, community empowerment and service delivery together with children/youths.

2.            Goal and Objectives of Loo Niva:

Goal: Ensure all children and youth of Nepal enjoyed right to meaningful education contributing safer environment, better health, and peace and socio economic progress.

Objectives:

·         Strengthen service provision for quality education, better health and safe environment through government mechanism.

·         Build capacity, mobilize children/youths/community to promote and fulfill the Rights of the child and protect them from violence and abuses.

·         Enable children/youths to claim rights through their associations and networks.

·         Conduct action researches on the children's issues which affect them.

·         Strengthen Networking with likeminded organizations for advocacy and lobbying on children's issues.

·         Strengthen Human Resource Management and Organizational Development system.

 

3.            Geographical coverage:            A) Lalitpur District (37 Public School of 12 VDCs)

                                                                      B) Kathmandu District (2 Public School of 1 VDC)

C) Dadeldhura District (24 Public School of 4 VDCs)

4.            Loo Niva Values for excellence:A) Economic and Social Justice;

                                                                      B) Respect for Human Rights and Democracy;

                                                                      C) Gender equality;

                                                                      D) Peace and non – violence;

                                                                      E) Respect for Culture Diversity; and

                                                                      F) Development with Equality.

Male
16
Female
6
Janajati
11
Dalit
0
Other
11

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POLITICS IN SCHOOL OF NEPAL
Politics and Education are interrelated. Political system influences the educational system and mechanism of a society. Education is considered as a strong political tool for making citizens to followthe current notion of establishment. With the growing concern over political interferences in schools of Nepal and environment of fear among the students, parents and teachers; the debate over politicsin school has been raised. Loo Niva being a child rights focused organization took the lead to identify the evidences of effect (both positive and negative) in schools due to political exercise and to come up with concrete recommendation for maintaining school as politically neutral space. This study is a step towards this. The study applying the quantitative and qualitative tools through use of survey, key informant interview, desk review and media listing came up with findings on status of political exercise in schools
of Nepal and it’s effect as well as peoples’ perception and recommendation. The study was conducted in 15 districts of Nepal among 470 respondents (Parents-147, Students-147, Teachers- 148, Experts and Political Leaders-28). In addition the study has reviewed 37 political and policy documents from state, political parties, students organization and reviewed 10 mainstream national daily newspapers from the period of January-June 2013.
The findings suggested that a large number of schools have experienced political exercise and action in school premises (47%) and use of teachers and students in political parties program (58%). The other various forms of political interference includes: Wall painting and political parties’ slogans in school premise, establishment and functioning of political parties wing’s, political panelling during election of management committee, child clubs, parents association, scholarship distribution, influences over school budget and plan, donation collection, and influences over appointment of teaching and non teaching staff, political favouritism and nepotism. The study found positive action from political forces in schools, that includes: monitoring of school administration and teachers’ performance, facilitating schools access to local resources, grants and other supports, mediating in conflict among teachers,
parents, students and community both inside and outside schools, preventing schools from being affected by strikes and closure action of other forces.

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