December 5 2017

WHAT WE WILL ACCOMPLISH IN 2018

See what we will accomplish in 2018 and beyond:

EDUCATION

PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION

Beneficiaries: 10,300 children

Objective: To give children in isolated rural communities access to quality education and prevent school dropout, especially for girls.

Strategy: Increase access and improve learning conditions for children in remote villages while engaging the entire community in education.

Main Activities in 2018:

– Build an elementary school in the remote Taplejung District (Nepal)

– Recruit additional teachers for government schools (India and Nepal)

– Distribute desks and school supplies to government schools (Nepal and India)

– Provide support to 100 additional preschools (India)

– Launch an early childhood development initiative in schools (Nepal)

 

HEALTH

CARE FOR THE DISADVANTAGED

Beneficiaries: 97,000 people

Objective: To save lives and enable marginalized people to live in dignity and in good health.

Strategy: To provide vulnerable and impoverished populations free and comprehensive medical care.

Main Activities in 2018:

– Complete the construction and  open a new medical clinic in Jharkhand (India)

Bring mobile clinics to remote villages and slums (Nepal and India)

– Operate Shechen Medical Clinics in Kathmandu (Nepal), Bodhgaya, and Hata (India)

– Provide hospice care for the elderly (Nepal)

INCREASE PREVENTION

Beneficiaries: 66,550 people

Objective: Prevent diseases, disabilities, and deaths caused by lack of information and poor living conditions in villages.

Strategy: Inform and train villagers on proper nutrition, first aid, and hygiene practices, with a special focus on women and girls.

Main Activities in 2018:

– Organize intensive first-aid and first responder training (Nepal)

– Implement nutrition awareness campaigns (Nepal and India)

– Provide information and screening camps for uterine prolapse (Nepal)

– Create advocacy campaigns on women’s health and hygiene (India and Nepal)

RURAL COMMUNITIES

PROMOTE ORGANIC AND LOCAL FARMING

Beneficiaries: 39,000 people

Objective: Increase food security in villages and educate people on the sustainable use of natural resources.

Strategy: Support and encourage the development of local, self-sufficient, and environmentally friendly agriculture in remote villages.

Main Activities in 2018:

– Offer micro loans (0%) to support opportunities for villagers (Nepal)

– Plant organic vegetable kitchen gardens (India and Nepal)

– Distribute seeds and organic seedlings (India and Nepal)

– Create and manage local nurseries (India and Nepal)

– Provide training, particularly to women, on how to cultivate a vegetable garden, manage water resources, produce fertilizers and organic pesticides, and raise farm animals (India and Nepal)

BRING LIGHT TO VILLAGES

Beneficiaries: 3,000 people (600 families)

Objective: Bring solar electricity to remote villages to improve living conditions.

Strategy: Train village women to install solar lighting systems in rural communities in their region.

Main Activities in 2018:

– Train an additional 12 villagers in solar engineering (Nepal)

– Install 600 solar lighting systems (Nepal)

– Open six workshops for assembly, maintenance, and repair of equipment (Nepal)

HELP VILLAGES MOVE TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY

Beneficiaries: 22,500 people

Objective: To improve the living conditions and strengthen the resilience of communities, without creating dependence on external assistance.

Strategy: Design projects and development strategies that benefit the whole community and encourage the active participation of all villagers.

Main Activities in 2018:

– Expand our small money, BIG CHANGE program to villages in the state of Jharkhand (India)

– Provide training in emergency relief that will create a task force within communities to deal with natural disasters. (Nepal)

– Help prevent human trafficking in villages (Nepal)

– Strengthen villagers’ involvement in project management and monitoring (India and Nepal)

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN

FOCUS ON RURAL WOMEN’S EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Beneficiaries: 3,000 women

Objective: To promote the economic empowerment of rural women and enable them to become agents of change in their community.

Strategy: Provide rural women with access to basic education, training, and job opportunities.

Main Activities in 2018:

– Train an additional 10 taxi-rickshaws drivers (India)

– Provide literacy courses for villagers (India and Nepal)

– Organize entrepreneur training for women (India)

– Support the creation of local small businesses (India and Nepal)

– Train 12 new solar technicians (Nepal)

Together in 2018 we will extend the circle of compassion to over 250,000 people and create  a more equal, just, and happy world.

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