FIDR is a non-governmental organization working to support children in developing countries and people affected by disasters.


A World Problem - Education inequality is widening

Basic education is a right for all children regardless of country, ethnicity, and culture. If children do not receive education, it will affect every aspect of their life including the job opportunity, income and social status. The vicious circle is created and their children and grandchildren cannot afford education. Thus, they will be caught in the poverty trap.
In recent years, the number of children who enter primary schools has increased in developing countries; however, 265 million children still do not attend primary schools.

Source: UNESCO (2016)

There is a big gap between urban and rural areas in developing countries. Children who could attend secondary and high schools tend to be at urban area, while not a few children in rural area start working without completing primary school education.

Source: UNESCO (2016)

Main Causes

・No nearby schools
・Lack of educational equipment and teaching materials
・Lack of qualified teaching staffs
・Economic situation forcing children to work
・Poor understanding among parents on the importance of childhood education

Our Approach

A number of school buildings were destroyed by the massive earthquake hit the central Nepal in 2015. While it was an urgent need to construct new school buildings with sufficient strength against another earthquake in the future, many of them were waiting to have their facilities replaced. Therefore, children were still studying in the temporary plain classrooms. FIDR conducted the construction of school buildings in rural areas where reconstruction had not progressed.

Completed Projects

・Primary Education Project (Cambodia)
・Radha Krishna Primary School Construction Project (Nepal)
Dhading District Community Development Project (Nepal)