Kathmandu, October 13
Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj, a Nepal NGO serving children and women in Surkhet, Karnali Region, won the first-ever Social Welfare Education Award this year from the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
The award was given to Kopila Valley on National Education Day, which centred around the theme, “Inclusive and Skill-oriented Education: Retaining Youths within the Country, Nation’s Wish.”
The award was established earlier this year and is given to individuals or organisations making notable contributions by assuming custody of and providing education for underprivileged children.
Kopila Valley has been dedicated to educating children from resource-limited backgrounds in the Karnali region since 2007. It also strives to offer support to girls, enabling them to continue their education and provide graduates with new career paths and entrepreneurial opportunities as they serve their local communities.
Other recipients of the Social Welfare Education Award include SOS Children’s Village, Bhaktapur and Mala Kharel, Bal Sarathi Academy.