The European Union (EU) has donated Euro 4.1 million (about Rs 480 million) to the Government of Nepal for the reconstruction of education sector.
According to a press release issued by the EU Delegation in Nepal, the EU has donated the fund to support the development of education sector that has been badly affected by the earthquakes in 2015.
The support would be mobilised under the School Sector Reform Programme (SSRP).
“The EU’s support contributes to poverty reduction and the socio-economic development in Nepal by raising educational access and achievements of the young generation on an equitable basis,” further reads the release.
The focus of the SSRP programme is to improve the access to quality education at early childhood, basic and secondary levels, particularly for children from marginalised groups, according to the release.