Marginalised no More (MnM)

Project completed implementation in March 2022

Street Child’s Marginalised no More (MnM) project supported 7,500 of Nepal’s highly marginalised, Musahar girls who, due to their low-caste, face complex, often interrelated barriers and experience limited or no access to education.

The project aimed to improve learning outcomes for these girls with a specific focus on functional literacy and numeracy which impacts their ability to transition into meaningful employment and income generation. In addition to accessibility issues, the project tackled the principal obstacles faced by these girls which include fears for safety and security, out-of-school affordability and in-school gender-related exclusion from curriculum and instruction.


  • Offered accelerated learning alongside education and employment transition programmes for differing age groups to ensure sustained learning and earning.
  • Promoted awareness of gender rights amongst girls and boys through ‘protection circles’ and creating community-based protection mechanisms.
  • Provided training and resources for teachers to support the inclusion of girls in low-literacy environments that could be shared and replicated at scale.
  • Disbursed cash grants and set up grants for further training providers to establish satellite programmes in Musahar communities, and supporting girls to establish their own enterprises and village saving schemes.
  • Supported girls to establish their own enterprises, village saving schemes and support networks.

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