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Husana Khatun is the daughter of Mr.Muktar Ansari and Mrs.Roshani Khatun of Malangawa municipality, ward number 11 Palsi. Husana Khatun has a family of 11 members.

Background and Previous Situation:

Husana used to study in community school till class 3. According to Muslim culture, Muslim girls are not allowed to go to school like others they only had to study in Madarsa. Her wish was to study in the school like others but that was opposite from her culture. So, her education was interrupted.

Intervention and Support:

Empowering a new generation of Adolescent Girls through education (ENGAGE) in Malangwa municipality run by Prerana Organization funded by UK AID with the technical assistance of VSO NEPAL and HI, this project started its intervention by initiating its baseline survey which focuses on the marginalized, poor and children with disability of age group 10-19, where they studied bridge class for 9 months which aims to provide formal education to the children with the age group of 10-14 and livelihood training to the age group of 15-19 who are not interested to study to make them self-independent.

Husana also enrolled in the bridge class with the help of a community volunteer and started attending regular classes. Due to the regular attendance, her learning achievement was quick and scored good marks in exam of bridge class. Because of the age group, she had chosen Tailoring. She was regular in a Tailoring training class. Her trainer was also happy because of her hard work and perfectionism among others. She can sew all the ladies’ design dresses. These days her neighborhood also gave her cloth to sew, and they are satisfied with her work. She has been earning Rs. 500-800 per day. Because of the festive and marriage season, she has been busy with her work.

Both of her parents are happy because of her hard work. She has been helping her niece and nephew in their studies. She has been helping other primary actors too. Husana and her parents would like to thank VSO, HI, and Prerana for their immense support.

Written by –Ranjana Chaudhary (CM)

English translation by- Pooja Rgami (VSO Nepal  NV Sign)

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