Nonformal Education to Address Child Labor

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Flexible programs offering a range of levels and approaches are needed to transition younger children to the formal education system and to prepare older children for vocational education. This report looks at Nepal's background in nonformal education and the initiatives that World Education's Brighter Futures Program developed for working children and children-at-risk. The document features success stories, best practices and future directions for the various programs: Matching learners with curricula, Girls Access to Education (GATE), curriculum development, flexible schooling, bridging to formal education, ethnic and regional considerations, open learning centers, facilitator training, microfinance. Part of a series of thematic strategies reports that combine with a series of status reports to comprise the final report for the Brighter Futures Program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. World Education/Brighter Futures Program. 2009.

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