The Chepang, one of Nepal’s most disadvantaged and marginalized indigenous groups, are struggling to educate their children. While many parents are managing to keep them in school, they worry that poverty will put an end to education.
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During the time of the civil war in Nepal, in the poor area of Humla, the parents of the little princes children, would sell everything they owned in order for their kids to avoid joining the maoist rebel army and so their children could go with Gollka. Gollka had promised their children an education and shelter, but it turned out it was a scam and he was a childtrafficer. The famlies of the little princes children became even more poor in result of selling everything, and in the future would encounter the conflict trying to give their other children the same chance of an education. This article explains that many famlies in Nepal, of the Chepang indigenous group, try to sell everything they have to give their children a chance of education, just like the parents of the little princes children. These families are so poor though, that they cannot aford to do that and their children are unable to get an education. NGO's try to help these types of families by colaborating with them and helping their children get an education, but because there is such a poor population in Nepal it is hard for the NGO's to help everyone. According to the article, Nepal has the lowest literacy rate and it will just keep on getting lower if the kids in Nepal do not get educated. The families in the article and the families from little princes both have a conflict of poverty to face to give their children the education they need.