Rato Bangala Foundation (RBF) seeks to ensure the right of all Nepali children to quality education. Since its inception in 2002, RBF has worked mainly as a training institute providing different types of training programmes to primary and some secondary school teachers. Working closely with the Bank Street College of Education in New York, and Kathmandu University in Nepal, the Foundation runs an in-service Primary Teacher Training Programme. 

The RBF approach emphasizes the use of simple, low-cost teaching aids using largely local, indigenous materials. Participatory group learning exercises are emphasized by reorganizing classroom setting and furniture in such a way that no child is neglected, and all children help each other and learn from each other, with the teacher acting as a facilitator and guide. 

The goal of RBF is to transform the large network of existing public schools that function poorly now into more child-centred, gender-sensitive, community-owned schools which provide quality basic education to children – especially girls - of ordinary families. 

The strength of RBF's activities is that it works in partnership with the Government, both at the central and local levels, thus ensuring continuity, sustainability and ownership of the achievement by the country's education authorities. Parental involvement is actively encouraged, which further enhances the local community's ownership of the project.

Although RBF functions as an independent not-for-profit organization, it is closely affiliated to Rato Bangala School. Its Dailekh School Project is largely funded by the Rato Bangala Partnership in Outreach Program (RBPOP), which in turn is funded and administered by Rato Bangala School parents and administration. 

To learn more visit the   RBF's website