Our Nepali Church wish to provide a
year of education to 50 local children
who work in brick factories. Some are
as young as 5 years old.
Reasons to Raise Funds for Nepal, we seeks donations
Every contribution, large or small, will
help bring better education, safe water
and better healthcare to help the
“And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich
people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he
called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who
are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has
put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
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Ministers and volunteers.
The overall literacy rate (for population age 5 years and above) increased from 54.1% in 2001 to 65.9%
in 2011. The male literacy rate was 75.1% compared to the female literacy rate of 57.4%. The highest
literacy rate was reported in Kathmandu district (86.3%) and lowest in Rautahat (41.7%). While the net
primary enrollment rate was 74% in 2005; in 2009, that enrollment rate was 90%.
However, increasing access to secondary education (grade 9–12) remains a major challenge, as
evidenced by the low net enrollment rate of 24% at this level. More than half of primary students
do not enter secondary schools, and only one-half of them complete secondary schooling. In addition,
fewer girls than boys join secondary schools and, among those who do, fewer complete the 10th grade.
Nepal has seven universities: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University,
Purbanchal University, Mahendra Sanskrit University, Far-western University, and Agriculture and
Forestry University. Some newly proposed universities are Lumbini Bouddha University, and
Mid-Western University. Some fine scholarship has emerged in the post-1990 era.
Diseases are more prevalent in Nepal than in other South Asian countries, especially in rural areas.
Leading diseases and illnesses include diarrhea, gastrointestinal disorders, goitres, intestinal parasites,
leprosy, visceral leishmaniasis and tuberculosis.About 4 out of 1,000 adults aged 15 to 49 had human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the HIV prevalence rate was 0.5%. Malnutrition also remains very high:
about 47% of children under five are stunted, 15 percent wasted, and 36 percent underweight, although
there has been a declining trend for these rates over the past five years, they remain alarmingly high. In
spite of these figures, improvements in health care have been made, most notably in maternal-child health.
In 2012, the under-five infant mortality was estimated to be 41 out of every 1000 children. Overall Nepal's
Human Development Index (HDI) for health was 0.77 in 2011, ranking Nepal 126 out of 194 countries, up
from 0.444 in 1980.
Kunde Hospital in remote Himalayan region
Public health and health care services in Nepal
are provided by both the public and private
sectors and fare poorly by international s
tandards. According to 2011 census, more than
one-third (38.17%) of the total households do
not have a toilet. Tap water is the main source
of drinking water for 47.78% of households,
tube well/hand pump is the main source of
drinking water for about 35% of households,
while spout, uncovered well/kuwa, and covered
well/kuwa are the main source for 5.74%, 4.71%,
and 2.45% respectively. Based on 2010 World
Health Organization (WHO) data, Nepal ranked
139th in life expectancy in 2010 with the average
Nepali living to 65.8 years.