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Second Chance Approach to School/College Dropouts to Transform their Way of Living.

Project Summary

The project will assist the non-school/college going youth aged from 16 to 28 years old and/or with physical disabilities, who are the victims of domestic or other violence, who are semi orphans, who have been rejected or neglected by parents, and who have unstable families or come from families with crisis.


FOCUSED will shortlist the deserving dropout youths and choose 15 out of many in the first semi-quarter regardless of gender, family background, color, caste etc. FOCUSED will seek application from all around the Nepal and choose the most deserving ones from it. These dropouts will be provided with opportunities so that they can continue with their work life.


Programs to help dropout students is very much required to mitigate the influence of negative factors for individual, family and society. Hence to mitigate the negative influence of dropouts, FOCUSED is planning to provide technological/technical skill program to dropout youths – Website Design & Graphic Design Course along with Counseling and Motivation Session.


The centre will help the dropouts develop interest in their studies, increase their self-confidence and help them acquire certain skills, which will help them to be established in life. This will develop their self-esteem and the sense of responsibility towards their family, society and themselves. The idea here is develop an interest towards a positive alternative engagement.


This will not only help them to bring positive changes in the family but also they would become role models within the community and an inspiration for others and their next generation. 

Current Situation

For some students, dropping out is the culmination of years of academic hurdles, missteps, and wrong turns. For others, the decision to drop out is a response to conflicting life pressures -- the need to help support their family financially or the demands of caring for siblings or their own child. Dropping out is sometimes about students being bored and seeing no connection between academic life and "real" life. It's about young people feeling disconnected from their peers and from teachers and other adults at school. And it's about schools and communities having too few resources to meet the complex emotional and academic needs of their most vulnerable youth.

Disadvantages of Dropouts

  • Educational Limitations

Not only do high school dropouts fail to earn a diploma, but they also inhibit their abilities to continue on with education in college. The most basic drawback of not having adequate education is that you don't have as much knowledge and training to succeed in adult life. This impacts your personal relationships, entrepreneurial options, employability and overall quality of life.

  • Employment Options

An October 2009 report by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies noted that people without a diploma are less likely than graduated peers to find employment during the transformational period between late teens and early 20s. This lack of employment poses problems down the road as well since work experience gathered during these young adults years, combined with education, contributes to advancement in careers later in life.

  • Low Pay

High school dropouts only earn about 60 percent of what high school graduates earn in the labor market, according to Solutions for America. Additionally, they earn about 40 percent of what college degree holders earn. Along with these income deficiencies, many don't get jobs with full benefits and struggle to keep up with health costs themselves or become dependent on state-based health plans.

  • Personal Challenges

Dropping out presents a number of personal life challenges as well. Relationships with friends, family and significant others may suffer because of a dropout's limited education, knowledge and feelings of inadequacy. Additionally, dropouts have higher crime rates. This is especially noted in minority populations. Furthermore, dropping out can have generational impacts in families. Children tend to fall into similar patterns as parents without significant efforts to break the mold.

  • Reduced Tax Revenue

Due to the lowered income earnings of high school dropouts, society recoups less revenue in taxes. The loss of revenue resulting from the lowered income of these students impacts many state and governmental services that the public depends on such as roads, libraries, schools and services for the poor and elderly.

  • Increased Likelihood of Legal Trouble

The increased likelihood of poverty, along with the decreased access to higher education and career opportunities makes high school dropouts susceptible to crime and possibly substance abuse.

Solution Proposed

. In along with that programs can support counselors’ efforts to learn about personal and family problems plaguing individual students, and link the students with social services to address the problems. They can support efforts to design curriculum and instruction methods that better suit students who have different learning styles or who need more flexible scheduling to do their academic work. They can strive to create a family-like context in which staff are mentors to students, providing positive messages about their futures and reinforcing them in their accomplishments. Counselling helps them to identify their hidden talent and also provides psychological, emotional and mental support to cope up with their daily personal problems.

Project Cost Breakdown

S.N.

One Time Cost

Qty

 Rate

 Amount

1

Six Computers (will be used for other project when necessary)

6

         35,000.00

             210,000.00

2

Printer/scanner/photocopy (3 in 1)

1

         40,000.00

               40,000.00

3

Six Chairs

6

           5,000.00

               30,000.00

4

One big round table

1

           9,000.00

                  9,000.00

5

One Small Table

1

           5,000.00

                  5,000.00

6

Projector (will be used for other projects as well)

1

         70,000.00

               70,000.00

Total Amount                                      

             364,000.00

S.N.

Monthly Cost

Month

 Rate/month

 Total Amount

7

Salary to One Teacher

6

         25,000.00

             150,000.00

8

Salary to Counselor

6

           5,000.00

               30,000.00

9

Salary to Project Coordinator

6

         10,000.00

               60,000.00

10

Salary to Part Time Accountant

3

           5,000.00

               15,000.00

11

Project Stationary Cost (Teaching and Learning Materials)

6

           2,500.00

               15,000.00

12

Electricity

6

           1,500.00

                  9,000.00

13

Internet Expenses

6

           3,500.00

               21,000.00

14

Repair and Maintenance

6

           1,000.00

                  6,000.00

15

Miscellaneous

6

           3,000.00

               18,000.00

Total Amount                       

         56,500.00

             324,000.00







Total Cost         

             688,000.00


Contingencies (10%)          

               68,800.00


Total Budget         

             756,800.00


Total Budget(1 USD @RS.108.54)

        USD 6,972.54

NGO/INGO Information

Foundation for Child Uplift and Socio-Environmental Development (FOCUSED)
Name: Foundation for Child Uplift and Socio-Environmental Development (FOCUSED)
Website: http://www.focused.org.np
Address: Kapan, Kathmandu
City/Country: Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact Person: Ms. Rojina K.C.
Mobile Contact: +9779801217715
Landline Contact: 0000000
Email Contact: Info@focused.org.np
Needed: $ 6,972.54
Collected: $ 0
Jun 30th 2017

Project Date

Starting: Jul 30th 2017
Finishing: Jan 1st 1970
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