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Christian schools transform education for Nepal’s girls

March 19, 2015

Because of the influence of 100 Christian schools, including 20 Catholic schools, as many young women as young men are now graduating from high school in Nepal.

“In traditional Hindu societies like Nepal's, girls tend to be denied the opportunity to learn how to read and write,” a local educational expert said in an interview with AsiaNews. “Families prefer early marriage, sometimes even before the girls are fully developed physically.”

“Perhaps Catholics were the first to introduce coeducation for both boys and girls in the country,” added the nation’s education minister. “Before that, schools were not meant for girls.”

 


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