KATHMANDU:

The Shuvayatra App has unveiled a new rewards feature in its course platform catered to Nepali labor migrants. The app consists of a variety of features to help migrants make informed decisions before, during and after their migration cycle.

Along with text and multimedia content, the Shuvayatra app has a mobile course section called “Sunaulo Kakshya” that provides interactive modules for self-study.

Currently the platform offers more than a dozen short courses covering foreign languages, financial literacy and other employment and migration related topics.

The app has partnered with Khalti, a digital wallet and online payment service in Nepal, to allow users to earn rewards worth Rs50 or more for completing these courses. If a user passes the final quiz, they receive a certificate and monetary coupons that they can redeem through the Khalti app.

This can be spent on a range of services like mobile top-ups, utility bills, Tootle rides and others. The balance can also be sent to other users or spent at select shops without requiring a bank account or credit card.

 “This is the first digital education platform in Nepal which has used a sponsorship model to reward users for taking courses,” said Meghan Nalbo, Country Representative at The Asia Foundation, Nepal.

To continue the sponsorship of the courses, the app has been securing partnerships with top notch financial institutions in Nepal including Himalayan Bank Limited.

Shuvayatra is a mobile app and an online platform managed by The Asia Foundation and seven partners and supported by DFID and the ILO under the SunauloMauka Program and the MetLife Foundation under the Wise Money Program.