Nepal launches campaign to end illiteracy

Government plans to improve education for more than four million citizens who cannot read or write.

    Nepal will launch a campaign in December that aims to eradicate illiteracy within three years.

    Despite decades of investment in education, almost four million people can still not read or write.

    It is an ambitious goal for a country where more than 25 per cent of children do not go to school.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Parsa district of southern Nepal.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.