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“The future of any society depends on its ability to foster the health and well-being of the next generation … When we invest wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay that back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. When we fail to provide children with what they need to build a strong foundation for healthy and productive lives, we put our future prosperity at risk.”

– Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University.

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About THOT

The Human-side Of Technology (THOT) is a unique social initiative by StorIT which aims to bring together the regional IT fraternity towards a common social goal..

This year, StorIT and a few of its local partners have teamed up to Adopt a Primary School in Western Nepal..

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PROGRAM PARTNER :

dubai-cares

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Adopt a Primary School in Western Nepal

Nepal – The Western Therai in the Far Western Region of Nepal,  The indigenous Tharu population continues to suffer from the effects of ethnic conflict and forced slavery.  Inequitable access to education,  unfair land agreements,  and racial discrimination have all led to the plight of the Tharu people who are just over a decade removed from a bonded labor system that was characterized by generations of oppression.

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PROGRAM PARTNER :

dubai-cares

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Dubai Cares seeks to increase access to quality primary education and adult literacy in the Far Western Region of Nepal. The project will improve the infrastructure of primary school classrooms and provide a safe and sanitary area for children to learn and for teachers to teach. It will also improve access to adult education and literacy skills by providing training to local facilitators to teach illiterate women the fundamentals of reading and writing.

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Key note address by Amal Al Redha from Dubai Cares. Video credit to TCM

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