Grade 10 National Exam
Little Sisters pass the school education exam at a rate of 98%
The School Education Exam (SEE) is a national exam at the end of 10th-grade. Students must pass this test, affectionately known as the “Iron Gate” in order to continue their studies. Nationally, the pass rate is consistently around 45%, and even lower for girls.
98% of Little Sisters continue in the program and with their studies every year
In comparison, only 56% of poor rural girls complete primary school, and just over 20% complete grades 9 and 10.
Basic educator training
Thousands of children benefit from better quality education
Basic Educator Training elevates the overall quality of education in Nepal and benefits ALL primary-level students at participating partner schools, not just the Little Sisters. Considering that each teacher interacts with 30, 50, 70 or even 100+ students in a day, this is an extremely cost-effective means to facilitate education, curiosity and the love of learning in the early school years.
Number of concurrent Little Sisters per year
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