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Canopy Nepal

Reshaping Education

Canopy Nepal provides equitable accessibility to education to underprivileged children in Nepal and promotes interactive learning practices used to make informed life decisions.

HundrED 2024


HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED Global Collection 2024

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Target group
Students lower
July 2023
Canopy Nepal's vision is to see a society free of illiteracy, where every person enjoys the right to education and a life of dignity, irrespective of culture, race, or religion. We wish to see children prioritize education with the support of their families and teachers and receive quality education where they are given a space to be creative and critical.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Nepal faces a significant challenge of lack of access to education. While primary and secondary education is compulsory by law, many children do not have access to education due to a lack of infrastructure, resources, and poverty. Additionally, the quality of education is poor, with outdated curricula, inadequate teacher training, limited resources, and a rote-learning style of teaching.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

For access to education, we have Canopy Nepal Scholarship Program, an educational scholarship program that ensures educational accessibility to students from lesser privileged backgrounds by supporting them with educational necessities. Along with academic support, the program looks after their overall well-being through psychosocial support, nutritional meals, parent-teacher engagements, training, and workshops to help them become independent individuals. Through this, all our scholars have completed their education without dropping out. For the promotion of interactive learning in classrooms, we have Learners’ Hub, which emphasizes implementing interactive learning to lead students into becoming independent learners by equipping them with soft skills essential to making self-sustaining informed decisions. Our Buneka Katha magazines are a compilation of the stories these students write. Additionally, individual report of the students shows their growth in both programs.

How has it been spreading?

We have been able to support the education of 86 students who otherwise were about to drop out of school and college. Similarly, we have worked with 2,000 students to promote interactive learning where they enhance their soft skills. We recently established Canopy France, which focuses on helping Nepali kids receive education through fundraising events. Our goal for upcoming years is to add 20 scholars so they can continue their education up to undergrad, find job placements for our scholars, and work with 2500 more students from 30 public schools around Nepal.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

The best way to implement our programs in other schools, for the interactive sessions, would be to collaborate with us. We would then appoint our facilitators to conduct programs in the schools. For scholarship, we would be able to share a similar model with the interested people and they can provide scholarships and mentorship accordingly. Contact the Directors & Maganers via our website.

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews

By acting on the need for more of our new generation to be literate, Canopy Nepal gives young students a chance at accessing the education they deserve. It is these same children that may end up changing the world because of this.

Smart collaboration with other people of different backgrounds, especially ones overseas, allows for a wider range of influence and aid to those who need it.

- Academy member
Academy review results
High Impact
Low Scalability
High Impact
High Scalability
Low Impact
Low Scalability
Low Impact
High Scalability
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Implementation steps

Reach out to us
Contact the Canopy Team to understand the program's structure and explore ways to collaborate.
Find schools
After the meeting, find schools that would be interested in implementing the programs.
Conduct program
Our facilitators will then conduct the session- in person or virtual!

Spread of the innovation

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