hatiwada, Chandrika

Extracts from the Children's Clubs of Nepal: a democratic experiment

This article describes the phenomena of children's clubs which have emerged as a new form of institution in Nepal. The authors document the research into this phenomena that they carried for Save the Children Norway and Save the Children US, who themselves support 300 clubs. The research was concerned with general and national patterns and questions of structures and process within the clubs. The article outlines the genesis and growth of children's clubs in Nepal; organisational structure and membership; club activities and impacts of the clubs and recommendations.