Jara provides emergency education to impoverished and disaster-affected communities around the world through the Jara Unit.
We are currently building the Jara Unit, a personal handheld device that can be used anywhere, anytime, without requiring access to infrastructure. Jara empowers people to rebuild their communities and continue their education, despite their circumstance.
Jara aims to empower all individuals to attain quality education without losing cultural roots. "Jara," in fact, means "root" in the Nepali language; our primary focus is Nepal. The 2015 earthquake in Nepal displaced many citizens and schools were torn down.
Nepal is now a forgotten emergency, but it is still an emergency.
The 2015 earthquake in Nepal displaced millions of people, with over 1 million out of school kids. 8,242 community schools have been impacted, with 25,134 classrooms fully destroyed and another 22,097 partially damaged.
There are few schools that have been effectively rebuilt after the earthquake. Even with the schools rebuilt, it remains a challenge for children to attend, especially without plumbing systems near the schools.
How does it work?
Types of Education
i.e. Math, Science, English, Nepali sourced from local and international educators, open source resources, and existing educational database.
How to build a plumbing system with the resources around you in Western Nepal, equipping our students with the skillset to develop businesses and take micro-loans.
How to deal with loss after natural disaster or displacement, what other resources are available, how to engage in your community, etc.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THIS?
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