Kopila Valley Children's Home & School

UNICEF Winner
Kopila Valley serves as a home and school for some of the most vulnerable children in Surkhet, Nepal and currently educates students from nursery through 8th grade.
2010Nepal

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting

Location Data

SurkhetRural

Kopila Valley began as a children's home in 2008 for orphaned and abused children following Nepal's civil war. In 2010, Kopila Valley expanded to include a school serving nursery through 8th grade students, many of whom are the first in their family to receive an education. Coursework is based on the Nepali national curriculum and additionally incorporates other teaching practices in literature, art, poetry, theater, music, and sports that stress creativity and critical thinking. School faculty includes volunteers from the United States and the United Kingdom as well as teachers from Nepal and India. Students learn in both Nepali and English and additional small tutoring classes are available for students to strengthen these language skills or receive help in mathematics. 

The Kopila Valley Children's Home & School both depends on and is very valuable for the surrounding community. In addition to helping build school infrastructure and wells, the community has access to library books and clean water. 

In May 2013, the school graduated its first 8th grade class and has recently purchased land to build a secondary school for advancing students.

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