A joint project titled ‘A Multi-Country Study on Educational Innovations for Out of School Children (OOSC) and Children at Risk of Dropping Out (covering Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal)’ in consortium with School of Arts, Kathmandu University (Lead) in Nepal and South Asian Institute of Social Transformation, Bangladesh (Partner), Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan will address OOSC with Disabilities (OOSCD) and at risk children with disabilities (CWD) of dropping out.

In this regard, the overall objective of this joint project is to innovate and evaluate education approaches and practices that will address in increasing inclusion of OOSC in public schools and prevent children at risk of dropping out. Similarly, the specific objective are as follows:

  1. Knowledge Generation – build knowledge about innovative practices and strategies to address barriers to inclusive access to education and better learning outcomes for out-of-school children and children at risk of dropping out including their scalability and scalable pathways.
  2. Knowledge Mobilization – support the mobilization of the knowledge generated in and across education systems to inform policies and practices.
  3. Capacity Building – build capacity of key stakeholders to generate, use and exchange knowledge and practices that promote quality education for out-of-school and at-risk children.

However, each country will address their own respective themes in terms of different groups of children.

For Bhutan, the theme as considered is educational innovations for out of school children with disabilities (OOSCD) and children with disabilities at risk of dropping out addressing urban and rural community of a particular district in Bhutan.

The timeline for the project is 31 Months (1st May, 2021 – 30th November, 2023)

Project Coordinators

  1. Binayak Krishna Thapa (Nepal)
  2. U.S. Rokeya Akhter (Bangladesh)
  3. Dr. Karma Jigyel (Bhutan)


  1. Coordination Meeting
  2. Enumerators Training

  3. KIX IDRC Review Meeting

  4. Disability  Equality Training (DET) and Self  Advocacy Workshop