1. Phase Out projects:
a. Bilateral Lhomi literacy projects from 2010-2012
b. Eastern Tamang literacy projects from 2015-2019
c. Mother Tongue Based Early childhood Education (MTB ECE) from 2017-2020
2. MTB-BEP project
The project is a continuation of Mother Tongue Based Early Childhood Education Program into Lhomi Language in Nepal 2017-2020. The MTB BEP projects indicates Mother Tongue Based Basic Education Program into Lhomi language in Nepal from 2021-2024.
This project seeks to improve Lhomi children’s right to quality learning, increase efficiency of learning, and develop their cognitive skills to attain desired learning outcomes by supporting their mother tongue learning in early grades. Some 700 Lhomi children and their parents will directly benefit within the project period.
Baseline survey was planned to conduct in early 2021 by the end of the school year, which will end in March. The learning assessment including reading, writing and mathematics assessment will be conducted as soon as children are back to school and the team can travel to the villages.
In general, many children are semi literate by the end of grade 5 in Lhomi schools. They are still in a process of learning to read even though they are supposed to read for learning.
3. Eastern Tamang Multilingual Education
Eastern Tamang Multilingual Education is started from mid of 2015 with materials developed and started with one preschool as a pilot from 2016 in Makalu Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha districts. Currently, the project is implemented in 4 preschools in a total and there are about 80 students in the MTB-ECE. Recently 2 new schools are added in the makalu rural municipality with about 40 KG students.
4. Darai Literacy program
Darai Literacy Program is started in October 2019. The targeted area for the program are Chitwan and Tanahun. Darai MT literacy, Reading fluency and Nepali bridging classes are being conducted in the two districts of Nepal with about 200 participants in 12 villages.