The Rato Bangala Partnership in Outreach Programme (RBPOP) is a UNESCO-awarded public-private partnership program of Rato Bangala School that works to uplift the education of Nepali children.
In 2002, after several meetings with parents and teachers, Rato Bangala decided that the time had come to expand and institutionalize its outreach activities. A visionary idea of the School and the parents motivated Rato Bangala to launch an outward-looking program to improve education for children outside the premises of RBS.
The School put aside 18% of the tuition fees in order to expand and institutionalize its outreach activities, and established the Rato Bangala Partnership in Outreach Program (RBPOP). The main objective of the program is to improve the quality of government schools. The program is run as an independent activity of Rato Bangala School. The Board of Trustees made up of RBS parents and staff, develops programs and provides necessary supervision.
RBPOP works to help ensure that the children of Nepal get the opportunity to have quality education, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, socio-economic condition, or geographic origin.
RBPOP objectives have the following points:
To provide training for education leaders in the community.
To provide teacher training to teachers working in government schools.
To offer scholarships to needy students who would otherwise not be able to attend school.
To support a limited number of deserving but disadvantaged students at Rato Bangala School.
To assist public schools in remote areas in upgrading their facilities and equipment
Results of RBPOP
No corporal Punishments
Students Involved in
Project work and meeting
Books and libraries in
Using the surrounding
Students leaving private for
For Phase I, RBPOP concentrated on ten schools in each of the five districts.
Dailekh School Project (DSP) was a collaboration of the Rato Bangala School, and Rato Bangala Foundation (RBF).
The third phase of RBPOP is focusing on its own district Lalitpur. With the objective of developing a child-friendly culture.
The new programs consisted of RBPOP Phase IV projects. In both these cases, the local community has invited Rato Bangala.