Quality Education and Policy Advocacy
Tax power campaign was organised in different working areas like Doti, Kailali and Palpa followed by its orientations and trainings to the community leaders, teachers, child club members and youth. IEC materials were developed and advocacy through media was widely practiced by developing and broadcasting radio talk programmes, TV shows, radio jingles etc. This helped them to understand the context with the realization of further advocacy on tax justice, especially in the newly introduced local government structure.
Similarly, the youth were also involved in community level ReFLECT circles to fight back existing injustices. They were mobilised in tax justice campaigns and were trained on RtI to make use of it and encourage communities.
Further, the Global Action Week on Education was organised in the month of April. This year, the campaign had a theme, ‘Accountability for SDG 4 and Citizen’s Participation’. Various activities from federal to local level were carried out during the week long programme. The activities were from dialogue with Education Minister to Municipal Authority, position paper developed and handed over to the local government, letter from student to the Prime Minister, rally and protest programme etc.
A High-Level Education Commission was formed by the government to provide suggestions on new education policies that could fit in the nation’s recently formed federal structure. AAN and NCE Nepal submitted a suggestion booklet to the commission based on a yearlong research works. The booklet contained various suggestions highlighting education at different levels and early childhood education, school curriculum and textbooks, school governance and teachers’ minimum qualifications, M&E and DRR in schools.