Welcome to the BAICE e-forum, again! Today’s discussions are facilitated by Dr. Sushan Acharya, Associate Professor, Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Sushan is an Associate Professor at the Central Department of Education Tribhuvan University (TU), Kirtipur. Sushan has undertaken a number of researches, evaluation, reviews and consultancy projects in the field of education (both formal and non-formal) particularly with focus on gender and social inclusion. For example she was involved in final evaluation of EFA in 2014 and SSRP mid-term evaluation in 2012. She has published a number of articles in education related areas in national and international publications.
Women learners come with different levels of literacy skills to literacy centres. Due to absence of non-formal continuing education opportunities non-literates have no choice than to come to the beginners’ class. Education donors and INGOs do not recognize the importance of adult literacy and non-formal education (NFE) for lifelong learning opportunities for all. Women’s literacy and NFE are obviously not the priority of most NGOs that are primarily operated through donor support. Bureaucrats don’t recognize the potentiality of NFE beyond basic literacy. In this situation research can hardly influence policy and thereby the system. Where and how this situation can be effectively intervened?