educate & empower

Bahini means “younger sister” in Nepali. Bahini Education Project provides social, economic, and academic support from secondary school through college and fosters consistent, long-term relationships with the bahinis and their families. We aim to educate and empower all bahinis we work with because we know that young women can be confident leaders, inspire others, have a greater role in society, and transform their communities.

Our goal

Bahini Education Project strives to be Nepal's leader in empowering and supporting young women to fulfill their educational and career goals. 

Investing in girls' education will create lasting positive change for individuals, families, and communities. 

Secondary and postsecondary education is a tool for alleviating poverty and is the key to economic and social empowerment.


of girls who start primary school drop out by the time they reach grade 11.


of girls are married by the age of 15.


of girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18.

Our focus areas

training & Skills Development

Provide opportunities for girls to build their skills and knowledge

Improve retention rates

Help girls complete their secondary and postsecondary education to improve girls’ retention rates in secondary schools.

Relationship Building

Build consistent, long-term relationships with the girls, schools, and their families


 Mentor girls and help them build resilience so they can support each other, adapt to new circumstances, and thrive in a changing environment


Educate girls on topics such as menstrual hygiene, mental well-being and self-confidence, as well as sexual and reproductive health

Build Changemakers

Prepare girls to be responsible leaders and catalysts for positive change in their communities

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