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Karuna-Shechen

Humanitarian Projects in the Himalayan Region NEPAL ANNUAL REPORT 2018


CONTENTS - 2018 in pictures - Rural life in Nepal - Location of Karuna-Shechen’s Programs in Nepal - Program Highlight (January to December 2018) - Health - Departments of Shechen Clinic & Hospice - Health Programs - Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) - Malnutrition - Emergency Medical First Responder Training Program - Education - Nepal School Support Program (Baglung district) - School Support Program in 6 districts - School Construction (Taplejung district) - Family Farming - Rural Solar Electrification and Women Entrepreneurship Program - Counter Human Trafficking - Disaster Preparedness - Construction of Old Age Home, Namo Buddha, Nepal - Challenges


2018 in pictures


Rural Life in Nepal


Location of Karuna-Shechen’s Programs in Nepal

District: Kavre, Ramechhpa, Makwanpur, Kathmandu, Okhaldunga, Dolkha & Sindhuli (6 districts)

District: Kathmandu Shechen Clinic and Hospice & Mobile Medical Outreach Clinics

School Support Program, Family Farming, Advanced First-Aid Training, Rural Solar Electrification, Counter Human Trafficking & Disaster Preparedness

District: Baglung Community School Support Program

Districts where Karuna-Shechen programs are located in Nepal

District: Taplejung School Construction

District: Surkhet & Bardiya (2 districts) Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

District: Morang & Sunsari (2 districts) Districts: Gorkha, Dhading, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Solukhumbhu, Kavre, Ramechhap, Makwanpur, Okhaldunga, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Dhanusha, Mohatari, Morang & Sunsari (16 districts) Training of Trainers (TOT for Advanced First-Aid Training

District: Dhanusha & Mohatari (2 districts) Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), Malnutrition, Family Farming, Advanced First-Aid Training, Disaster Preparedness & Counter Human Trafficking

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), Family Farming, Advanced First-Aid Training, Counter Human Trafficking & Disaster Preparedness


HIGHLIGHTS

January to December 2018 (health)

SHECHEN CLINIC & HOSPICE

POP PROGRAMS

MALNUTRITION

TOTAL PATIENTS

DIRECT

BENEFICIARIES

DIRECT

BENEFICIARIES

ACFAs TRAINED

75,585

11,396

498

BENEFICIARIES

INDIRECT

BENEFICIARIES

POPULATION THAT STANDS TO BENEFIT

302,340

45,584

200,000 (approximate)

48,723

INDIRECT

PROGRAM

ADVANCED FIRST-AID TRAINING


Highlights of other Programs January to December 2018 FOOD SECURITY 9

Trainings organized

SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAM 287

Farmers trained (211 women & 76 men farmers trained)

8

Demo nursery gardens installed in 6 districts

96

women participated in Adult Literacy Classes

470

Students will benefit

7

targeted activities implemented in the schools

Rural Solar ElectriFication

Construction of school

12

women participated in 2 600 trainings for solar technician solar home lighting and entrepreneurship sets installed

9

9

rooms constructed

solar repair and maintenance workshops setup

100%

work completed

Counter Human TraF f icking

Disaster Preparedness 1201

156

participated in Psycho-social Counseling training

219 participated in Disaster management training and simulation in 8 trainings

435 attended STREET 116 surveillance group attended DRAMA in 6 districts members trained in 5 12 trainings docu-dramas 130

337

trained in 12inparastudents participating Better Living legal workshops Option Program (BLOP)


Different Departments of Shechen Clinic

Health

Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic

Total Patients 20,811 Monthly Patient Figures of Mobile Medical Outreach Clinics in 2018 2259

1987 1930 1834 1765

1613

1785

1749

1693

1684

1284 1228

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec


Out Patient Department

Total Patients 20,180 Monthly Patient Figures of Out Patient Department in 2018 2745 2566 2577

2577

2533 2387 1246 1184 1071

1056

979 909

Jan

168 160 157 146 136

133

134 119 110

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Health

Monthly Patient Figures of Gynecology & Reproductive Health in 2018

145

Mar

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Gynecology & Reproductive

Total Patients 1692

169

Feb

927

Aug

Sep

Oct

115

Nov

Dec


Dental Department

Total Patients 4050 Monthly Patient Figures of Dental Department in 2018 382

376

363

287 352

344 336 329

328 326

315

312

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Hospice

Total Patients 155 Monthly Patient Figures of Hospice in 2018 21 18 13 11

12

12

18

11

11

11

9 8

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec


DOTS

Total Patients 68 Monthly Patient Figures of Hospice in 2018 11 8

7 6

6

6 5

Jan

Feb

4

4

4

4 3

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Himalayan Indigenous Medicine

Total Patients 1571 Monthly Patient Figures of Himalayan Indigenous Medicine in 2018 157

152

143 138

137 128 123

123

126 122 116 106

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Pathology & Homeopathy Monthly Patient Figures of Homeopathy in 2018 Male 69

Female 118

Children 9

Total 196

Monthly Patient Figures of Pathology in 2018 Male 1191

Female 1883

Children 504

Total 3578


From Everest Region to Shechen Clinic

Chering Sherpa lives in Khemjong, in the Solukhumbhu district. At 3800 meters, it’s one of the highest villages in Nepal, and is also a gateway to the Everest region. At Khemjong, Chering owns a hotel, and also does agriculture. “Because of the cold, our potatoes are the testiest in the world,” said Chering Sherpa. For 10 months, Chering lives in Khemjong. But for 2 months (January and February), she comes to Kathmandu. “This year, I came to Kathmandu early,” said Chering. “This is because of my small child, and the snow.” In Kathmandu, Chering, like most of the people from Himalayan Region of Nepal, choose Shechen Clinic to continue the immunization of her child. “I came here 3 months back to get Japanese Encephalitis vaccination for my children, and now I’ve come here to get Measles booster,” said Chering. “All my family members visit here, so they recommend the Clinic to me also.”

Urgen is a grade 10 student. He said, “In school, I am the best basketball player and I’m very athletic.”

Changing the shoes

But three months back, Urgen had pain on his left foot. “I showed it to a nurse at the school,” continued Urgen. “She put a tape on it, and the pain resided for a while. But after a month, the pain was unbearable.” At Shechen Clinic, Urgen underwent an excision. “He had a tissue hyperplasia, an overgrowth,” said Dr. Arati. “We removed the tissue after giving him local anesthesia.” Urgen will return now come to Shechen Clinic continuously for one week for dressing until the foot starts to get better. “After a week, Urgen will be fine,” said Dr. Arati. “After two weeks, he can start playing basketball again. But he will need to change his shoes because that is causing the overgrowth.

Curing Tuberculosis

Meg Bahadur Yonjan used to drive a taxi for 12 hours every day to sustain his family. So when he got a minor scar, he didn’t bother to check. After a week, the scar got bigger, and when his friend scolded him, he finally when to a hospital. There he discovered, he had a glandular tuberculosis. “At first, I thought I would die,” said Meg Bahadur. “I began to cry, thinking what my son and daughter is going to do without me.” “When the doctor saw my tears,” continued Meg Bahadur. “He immediately comforted me saying if I took medicine regularly for 6 months, the TB would be cured.” Meg Bahadur arrived at the DOTS Center of Shechen Clinic in September 2018, and has continued to receive medicine every day for 6 months. “I’m very grateful that the DOTS Center of Shechen Clinic is so close where I live,” said Meg Bahadur. “The medical staffs here are friendly, and they give me very good advice on tests, medicine, food, and how I can recover fully from TB.”

Meg Bahadur will discontinue his medicine after 6 months as TB appears to have disappeared. I didn’t talk or see my children for 2 months fearing they would get TB also,” said Meg Bahadur. “But I can talk to them now as I feel stronger and healthier. But I’m still wearing a mask, which I hope to discard in a month.”


Patient Statistics of Shechen Clinic Total Patients: 48,723 Department wise Patient Statistics in 2018 Hospice 155 (0.3%)

Himalayan Medicine 1571 (3%) Reproductive Health 1692 (3.5%)

Monthly Patient Figures in 2018

DOTS 68 (0.15%) Homeopathy 196 (.4%)

5469 4833

5145

4834 4790 3945 3634

Dental 4050 (8%)

3710 3505

3354 2670

Mobile Clinics 20,811 (43%)

2834

OPD 20,180 (41.5%)

Jan

Feb

Male, Female and Children Patient Ratio

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Age Range of Patients 19,976 (41%)

Children 8,771 (18%)

Female 21,925 (48%)

8283 (17%)

6334 (13%)

Male 18,027 (35%)

7308 (15%)

4386 (9%)

2193

(4.5%)

243 (0.5%)

1 yr

1-4 yrs

5-14 yrs

15-19 yrs

20-49 yrs

50-69 yrs

70 + yrs

Dec


Glimpses of Shechen Clinic


Health Program

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) numbers

Direct Beneficiaries

75,585 Indirect Beneficiaries 302,340

activities

Monthly meetings and interactions held with various stakeholders;

achievements

Different meetings organized: 179 & participants: 7021 Nutritional fairs: 15 & visitors: 775

Nutrition fairs for pregnant mothers organized; Different educational materials distributed; Home visits conducted;

HOME VISITS: 5234 & people consulted: 14,704

Street dramas organized; Screening camps conducted.

Total street drama organized: 33 & audience: 6953

Total information materials published & distributed: 5500

Prolapse cases discovered: 219

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Aawaaj Districts: Surkhet & Bardiya Village Councils: 2 Wards: 3

Implementing Partners

2 Community Family

Welfare Association (CFWA) Districts: Dhanusha & Mahottari Village/Urban Councils: 2 Wards: 6

3

Nari Bikash Sangh Districts: Morang & Sunsari Village/Urban Councils: 3 Wards: 10


Malnutrition numbers

Direct Beneficiaries

11,396 Indirect Beneficiaries

45,584

activities

achievements

Screening campaigns organized;

1110 screened & 25 referred to

Nutrition fairs organized for pregnant women, and parents of children under 5 years;

695 participated in 6 nutritional fairs organized

Videos shows organized and information materials distributed; Home visits conducted for one-to-one interactions.

rehabilitation center

4185 watched video shows & 3000 information materials distributed

HOME VISITS: 455 & people consulted: 1820

Implementing Partner

Community Family Welfare Association (CFWA) Districts: Dhanusha & Mahottari Village/Urban Councils: 2 Wards: 6


Radha’s Dream

Radha got married at 15, and gave birth to her first child at 16. She gave 3 further births after every year. Their economic condition was very weak. So she didn’t have healthy diet, and she had to work during the entire pregnancy, and even after only few days of rest after giving birth. As a result of all this, Radha developed pain in her uterus; but like most women in her village, she kept it a secret. “I thought it was shameful,” said Radha. “I also thought I would need surgery, and we wouldn’t be able to afford it. So I didn’t tell anyone.” “While talking to a social mobilizer from the POP program recently,” continued Radha. “I was ashamed to reveal my problem. But the mobilizer knew, and she kept asking me a lot of questions. Later, she invited me to a screening camp, and there the doctors told me I had uterine prolapse.”

Today, Radha is active in her village telling her friends and other people about uterine prolapse. “We just need to spread the message, and our villagers needs to adjust their lifestyle,” continued Radha. “We talked about this a lot, and the villagers are listening, changing their lifestyle and eating good food, especially during and after pregnancy. I want my village to be prolapse free, and we will make it happen.”

“I live in Dhanusha district. I have 4 sons, 4 daughter-in-laws, two grandchildren, and a husband.”

Sukhari Devi’s Story

“I got married at 13, but by 14, I was already a mother. After that, I continued to become pregnant and have children. After my fourth pregnancy, I became very weak, and had pain in the stomach.” “I went to a nearby health post, where I was told to take rest, and eat healthy food. But I had 4 sons to feed, and my husband was a laborer, so he left home early, and came back late. I had to cook, keep the house clean, feed the animals, milk the cows, and work on a small plot of land to grow vegetables.” “I continued to have pain and work as I didn’t have any option. After 35 years like this, I met a girl who asked me about my uterus. It was so embarrassing that I didn’t talk to her. But somehow, I went to a screening camp she told me about.” “There, I was told I needed an operation. I went to Janakpur district hospital, and where everything was free.” “After operation, the pain is gone. I feel I have a new life now. I don’t have to work as hard as before because I have daughter-in-laws, but I am so used to working that even just 3 days after the operation, I was back to cooking food.” “I enjoy it like that.”


Pictures of POP & Malnutrition Programs


Emergency Medical First Responder Training Program

Advanced First Aider Training for Ambulance Drivers & Assistants Training of Trainers (TOT)

22 program sites in 16 districts

Training Details: 11 trainings in 11 districts Trained: 289 trained (252 male / 37 female with drivers: 179 / assistants: 93 / Police: 10 / Army: 7) Training Details: 12 trainings in 12 districts Trained: 246 trained (118 male / 128 female)


Education Nepal School Support Project

Baglung in yellow - project area

the project completed in 2018

Facts Total Schools Supported: 4 (all in Baglung district) Total Students in 4 schools: 452 (239 girls/213 boys) Total Teachers Supported: 5

Impact Teachers more skilled and motivated; Student numbers increased in 3 schools; Quality of education increased in all schools, and teachers using variety of teaching methods learnt through trainings and exposure visits; More school visits and monitoring by Parents, School Management Committee (SMC) members, and educational authorities; ­­

Students are studying in better infrastructure in 2 schools after the construction of fencing wall, and classrooms; More SMC meetings organized; more clarity and transparency in school activities, financial transaction and record keeping.

all activities (2015-2018)

Teacher trainings and 5 teachers supported; Empowerment of School Management Committee (SMC) through meetings and different awareness activities; Computer Labs established at all 4 schools; kindergarten support at 2 schools; Construction of fencing walls and classrooms Question bank published for quality education; Uniform, stationery and teaching materials distributed each year; Home visits organized to Parents of Ram Rekha School; Educational visit program organized for teachers, students and SMC members of all 4 schools.


School Support Program 2

1

Details: - 6 schools selected in 6 remote areas of 6 districts; - Students: 470 (girls: 238 / boys: 232) - 6 social motivators appointed (1 in each school) and underwent 2 trainings (3-day orientation and 3-day skill advancement)

2. 3

Adult Literacy Classes in 6 schools

Objective: Empower the stakeholders of the schools to take charge of their lives 1. 96 women participating 2. Classes 21 days per month (90 min. per classes) 3. Subjects : Nepali & English Alphabets & Simple Math

5

Life Skills & Local Occupation Exposure Visits

Objective: Open the minds of the students to different possibilities in their own local areas 1. 29 different exposure visits 2. Participants: 1205 students of grade 2 to 8 3. Average hours spent during visit: 2 hrs

7

School Management Committee (SMC) Support

Objective: Ensure the schools function efficiently and transparently, and increase the participation of SMC members in school activities 1. Total School Management Committee (SMC) meetings organized: 54 2. Parents-Teacher Association (PTA) meeting organized: 18

Scholarly Supplies Objective: Motivate the students by creating a better environments for the students to learn 1. Stationery materials (exercise book, pencils, eraser, paper, glue stick, bottle gum, Teacher Guide, etc.) 2. Uniforms, bags, shoes and socks

Extra-curricular activities

4

Objectives: Motivate the students through creative and healthy activities 1. Total participants: 1658 students & teachers (male: 722 / female: 939) 2. Average Hours spent: 1 hr 52 mins per activity Home Visits

6

Objective: Improve cooperation between the parents and the schools, and the performance of the students by increasing parents involvement in their studies 1. Total home visits organized: 112 (in 6 areas) 2. Average time spent per home: 90 minutes 3. Total No of Teachers participants: 13 4. Total No. of Student’s participants: 125


Pursuing a dream Anjana Shrestha

Anjana has a dream to become a nurse. “When my grandmother was sick, I saw how a nurse can really take care of sick patients,” said Anjana. “More than the doctor, the nurse really helped my grandmother become better.” Today, Anjana is studying at grade 8. “I help my mother at home with cooking and cleaning, and I also study and do homework, and enjoy going to school.” Since April 2018, Karuna-Shechen has started supporting Shree Saraswoti Basic School, in Ramechhap district, where Anjana studies. “I’ve instantly seen the quality of education improve,” said Anjana. “For a hardworking and ambitious girl like me, the improvements will make a huge different. It will make us easier to realize our dream.”

“Before April 2018, we used to complain to the villagers and the teachers that our school was lagging behind,” said Bhagawoti Budhathoki. “But there wasn’t anything happening. Then we got a surprise news - that the school was receiving help to become better.”

Very Uplifting Begu, Dolakha

Jamuna Basic School at Begu, Dolakha district was selected for the support program. Since then, Bhagawoti has seen a lot of difference. “I have 4 children in the school,” said Bhagawoti. “So naturally I’m the most happiest. My children now have copies to do homework and classwork, uniforms, and they are doing more homework than ever before. I’m very happy.” The school will receive support until March 2021, after which it will be able to sustain the improvements it has made.

Sustaining the Improvements Navaraj Sodari, Dolakha

Navaraj Sodari has been teaching at Jamuna Basic School in Begu, Dolakha district for the last 4 years. “I am a local person,” said Navaraj. “When I was selected to become a teacher here that was one of the happiest days of my life.” “Another very happy day was when our school started to receive the support from Karuna-Shechen,” continued Navaraj. “All the teachers feel motivated now because of the wonderful changes the support has brought,” said Navaraj. “There has been classroom improvements, we’ve taken the students out on very fruitful visits, and we’re organizing more extra-curricular activities every week.” Continues Navaraj, “We know the support is for just 2 years, but we’re motivated and ready to maintain this standard for a long time after that.”


pictures of School support program


life skills exposure Program in 6 schools


yoga in the schools


adult literacy Program in 6 schools


School Construction Site Details: Village: Bungkulung District: Taplejung

LOCAL COMMUNITY: Ethnic Group: mainly Sherpa Local Occupation: mainly agriculture Altitude: 3100 meters Distance of Kathmandu: 673 km (12-14 hours by road)

Construction Details: • School block (5 rooms) • Administration with computer block (4 rooms) • Guard room • Toilet (with Septic Tank)


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food security

9 Kitchen Garden trainings organized in 10 districts; 287 Farmers trained (female: 211 / male: 76)

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2

8 demo nursery gardens installed - Saplings were distributed from the garden; - Demonstration of kitchen garden techniques held; - Fertilizers and Pest Repellents produced and distributed from the demo nursery garden.

- Seeds of vegetables such as shallot greens, garden cress, pumpkin, varieties of beans, etc. were distributed - Achievement: around 128 kgs. per household of diverse vegetables grown and beneficiaries consuming homegrown food

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4

400 bottles of bio fertilizers & 400 pest repellents distributed - the festilizers and repellents increased immunity of the plants; - discouraged use of harmful chemicals; - imparted knowledge of how to make these using local materials

Monitoring Visits Total days spent: 17 / Total households visited: 87 Outcome of visits: • kitchen gardens were properly fenced; • worked with local villagers to prepare kitchen garden.


Hardworking Dhan Kumari

Dhan Kumari Ale Magar lives in a small thatched house in a very rural part of Sindhuli district. “My house is small,” said Dhan Kumari. “But my family is big. I have a mother-in-law, husband, four sons, and a daughter. I work hard to ensure everyone is well fed.” Dhan Kumari was one of the villagers to show a keen interest during the initial survey. As a result, she was selected to be one of the participants for Family Farming training. “The training opened my eyes,” continued Dhan Kumari. “I learnt so many new things. They are actually very simple and practical things we can do in our homes. That is why I really liked it.”

After the training, Dhan Kumari said. “There is variety in the food we eat now. We eat more vegetables; our vegetables are tastier, and grow bigger as a result of fertilizers we use.” “In future,” said Dhan Kumari. “I want to make more land available for locally grown vegetables, so my family can eat home grown food. I also want to help other villagers start and enjoy more home grown vegetables. Already, the villagers are viewing my progress with envy.”

Anju has 5 children and her husband works in Kathmandu as a city driver.

Keeping the Family Healthy Anju Kumari Yonjan

“I have been raising my family on my own,” said Anju. “It’s not difficult if you are hardworking. And my daughters also help me by cleaning the house, helping me in the kitchen, and in the farm.” Anju was one of the participants of the 3-day kitchen garden training, and was also selected as a ‘village business coordinator.’ “The training was very useful,” continued Anju. “I learnt many basic techniques. Because of that, we are now able to eat vegetables all throughout the year. Before, in rainy season, we didn’t have any greens because of pests. This time, we managed to grow, thanks to the techniques learnt at the training.” Anju is also busy encouraging her villagers to switch to local seeds from the hybrid seeds, and use organic fertilizers, instead of chemicals. “It’s difficult,” said Anju. “But I’m demonstrating it, so hopefully, the villagers can learn from that also.”


Food Security Program in pictures


Rural Solar Electrification & Women Entrepreneurship Program Sites:

6 rural areas without electricity in 6 districts

activities

1. Selection of women candidates for solar technician training 2. Selection of households to install solar home lighting sets

result

3 visits made, and 12 women and 600 households selected from 6 districts

Training of Solar Technicians and Entrepreneurs

12 women received 15 days of training in Kathmandu

Solar Sets Repair and Entrepreneurship Training

5 women received 5 days of training in Kathmandu

Establishment of Solar Workshops, and Retail Sales & Service Centers for the Women Technicians

Solar Electrification of Rural Households

7 workshops setup 1 each at: - 2 in Sindhuli district, 1 each in Ramechhap, Kavre, Okhaldunga, Dolakha and Makwanpur districts

600 households electrified at 6 districts 100 sets each in 6 districts


Growing up with only a mother

Sadikshya is a bubbly, happy-go-lucky girl. She studies in grade 6, and stays with her mother. “I don’t remember my father’s face,” says Sadikshya, smiling. “He left us when I was a baby, and I have grown up with my mother, and my neighbors.” “But I am happy with my mother,” says Sadikshya. “We may not be rich, but we have enough to eat and wear, and my mother loves me very much. That is all that matters.” For the past two years, Sadikshya and her mother have been living in complete darkness. “After the earthquake,” continued Sadikshya. “We were given solar lights, and we used it for 6 months, before the battery died. Since then, we have been living with only a torch light.” “At night, I often go to my neighbor’s home to do homework,” says Sadikshya. “Now, because of this solar light, I can study, and help my mother with household work.” Sadikshya’s house was one of 100 houses selected at Walthing village, Kavre district, for solar installation.

for the better future Saraswoti Rangali, Kavre

Until a month back (November 2018), Saraswoti didn’t have a proper house to live. “The earthquake cracked our house,” said Saraswoti. “So we were living in a dangerous place. But we repaired it using our own labor and material.” Saraswoti has 5 members in her family. She said, “I only know how to read and write. The same with my husband. Even my son hasn’t completed grade 10. So we want to ensure our granddaughter, who is studying at grade 5, studies until at least grade 12.” Saraswoti had to save money from selling milk and vegetable to save Nepali currency 1500, a small deposit required by the program to install solar electricity. Without this deposit, our experience shows the sets will be mismanaged if they are distributed free. Saraswoti continues, “I’m happy now that we can do many things in the evening, but most importantly my granddaughter can study.”


Solar sets distribution and Installation


Counter Human Trafficking ROLLOUT WORKSHOPS - Conducted in 8 districts

STREET DRAMA

- Participants: 205 (105 male / 100 female with 25 elected local representatives)

- Training of Trainers (TOT) for Street Drama; 12 participants (Male: 04 / Female: 08) - 6 performances, audiences 1201 DOCUMENTARY (male: 315 / DRAMA female: 886)

PARALEGAL TRAINING

SURVEILLANCE GROUP - 8 groups with total 87 members formed in 8 districts; - Surveillance Group members trained (male – 42 / female – 45)

- 5 Docu-dramas shown BETTER LIVING in 5 districts OPTION PROGRAM - Viewers: 435 (BLOP)

- 6 trainings organized in 6 districts - Participants: 78 participants PUBLICATIONS (male: 88 / female: 90)

- Training of Trainers (TOT) participants: 11 (male: 06 / female: 05) - BLOP classes in 6 districts participants: 130 - 120 Training Manuals for students (aged 13-19) surveillance group

- 150 BLOP training handouts & 18 training manuals - 2500 ‘Where there is no lawyer’ booklet - 2500 ‘Protection’ – booklet on Migration and Trafficking


pictures of Documentary drama, street drama, paralegal training, psycho-social training, and surveillance group meeting


better living option training Program implemented in 6 schools under counter traffIcking program


Disaster Preparedness ROLLOUT WORKSHOP & SURVEILLANCE GROUP Conducted in conjunction with Counter Trafficking Program. All the details presented above.

PUBLICATION 230 Disaster Preparedness Training Manual developed and printed

Disaster Management Training and Simulation AT COMMUNITY LEVEL - 8 trainings conducted in 8 districts Participants: 219 (male: 118 / female: 101) Psycho-social Counseling - Training of Trainers conducted participants: 16 (male: 11/female: 5) - Training at village level 8 trainings in 8 districts; participants 156 (male: 40 / female: 116)


BLOP Participant Alisha Khadka

age: 14, grade: 9, Chilakha, Dolakha

“I am studying at Shree Himalayan Secondary School, and go to school at 9:30 and return back at 5:50 after attending the classes of Better Living Option Program.” “I became familiar about the BLOP course through Mr. Umesh Siwakoti, who is my teacher and also a facilitator of BLOP at Dolakha.” “Till now, I learnt about knowing my body and the changes seen in me as an adolescent, self-awareness, my reproductive organs, my goal and goal setting etc. I feel my thinking patterns has changed in terms of looking at self, community and the nation. I have also developed a more positive attitude.” “I highly recommend BLOP to those students who are still in remote areas, who has less access to knowledge because BLOP teaches many issues related especially to the adolescents.”

Chanchala works with her daughter-in-law to manage a vegetable green house, while her husband owns a tea shop in the village. She sells her produce in local market, and spends her income on her grand-son’s education. She is busy most of the time, but says, “I am now a member of the surveillance group in my village, so I have to attend the meetings, check how other group members are doing, and also check migration in and from village.”

Surveillance Group Member Chanchala Khattri

Majhuwa village, Ramechhap, education: till class 3

In her village, there is community harmony between different ethnic groups, but she says, “Migration to urban areas, and in search of jobs to other countries is a huge problem. The village is emptying because of that, and creating labor shortage here.” Since joining the surveillance group, she has received training, participated in few campaigns, and talked to young students and people who want to migrate to other regions of Nepal. “I like my responsibilities,” says Chanchala. “I’m helping others, and I’m learning to communicate and grow as a person from this experience.”

Disaster Preparedness Trainee Bharat Kumar Lama Majhuwa Village, Ramechhap

“I have studied until grade 12, and I have a goat farm. I am also a veterinarian and grow vegetables but it’s only for my own consumption.” “I have lived through the earthquake, so I was looking for a disaster preparedness training to prepare for the next one, which I hope doesn’t come. So when I heard of something like this, I instantly enrolled in it.” “In the training I learnt about natural and human-made disasters, rescue skills through the use of locally available resources, identification of vulnerable areas of disasters, and many other details.” “The training was very useful as it makes remote communities like where I am from very self-reliant but promoting my safety techniques.”


Construction of Old Age Home, Namo Buddha What was to be constructed - 17-room Old Age Home - Mani Wheel - Retaining Wall - Rainwater Harvesting System - Solar Water Heating and Solar Electric System - Furniture Fabrication

Construction Update Old Age Home - All work completed Retaining Wall - All work completed Rainwater Harvesting System -All work completed Furniture Fabrication - Will start in 2018. Solar Electric and Water - Heating Systems


Challenges


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