Nepal during the COVID-19 pandemic - Sunita's Story.
Sunita lives high in the Himalayas in a small isolated village in Humla, Nepal. Sunita’s parents encourage Sunita to attend her local school, despite the custom of keeping daughters at home to help with the chores. Sunita studies hard and wants to pursue nursing when she finishes her school exams. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Nepal, the government shut down all schools – even in remote locations like Humla. Sunita’s exams were postponed indefinitely.
Adara launched a distance learning project which includes the distribution of home learning kits, and radio lessons. Adara is running four classes a day, six days a week, which are broadcast over two local radio stations. Students can even call the radio station and talk to the teachers if they have questions. Every Saturday, Adara also runs non-curriculum-based radio programs on topics like COVID-19, girls education, gender equality, child trafficking, food security, and greenhouses.