UNGEI, UNICEF & Nepalese Department of Youth
The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a partnership of organizations dedicated to supporting governments to reach the MDG and EFA goals in education and gender equality. Among others, UNGEI is carried forward by young people/champions who believe in and work towards a vision of "a world where all girls and boys are empowered through quality education to realize their full potential and contribute to transforming societies where gender equality becomes a reality.
The UNGEI champions in the South Asia region are young women and men who are advocates and change makers in their communities and societies and, through their activities, address the overlapping and multiple disparities that affect children’s education, with a focus on girls and hard to reach children. The South Asia model also recognizes an emerging demographic trend, the “youth bulge” that will constitute the next generation of
leaders, workers, parents and citizens, and seizes the opportunity of working with and preparing young people to function successfully in these roles.