Nepal

NEPAL

1. Nepal Head Office

Since its establishment in 2002, Good Neighbors Nepal has been focusing on developing child education, public health, and income generation for a number of communities including Sangla, Badikhel, Lele, Kailali and others in the Midwest. A total of 12 different projects have been implemented; each field office closely supports education and child protection programs, health care services, and vocational training classes to help residents increase their income.

2. Sangla Community Development Project

Since 2002, Good Neighbors has been operating a community development project in Sangla, a region where most people are suffering from malnutrition and the education system is poorly supported. Good Neighbors has paid for tuition, school supplies, the construction of libraries, lunchtime meals, and after-school programs for 1,899 children in the community. To improve the health of local residents, medical check-up services, toilet installation in schools and the community, and public sanitation and drinking water programs are available. Good Neighbors also offers literacy education, vocational training, and awareness campaigns for children’s rights and gender equality. To help community members generate more income, classes on farming techniques and farming facilities are also available to local people.

3. Badikhel Community Development Project

Good Neighbors has operated an elementary school in Badikhel since 2005, and started a comprehensive community development project in 2006. Because there are few education programs for children in the community, Good Neighbors has been focusing on providing tuition, school supplies, libraries, lunchtime meals, and after-school programs for 512 children. Approximately 290 of the children in the elementary school participate in group activities outside the regular curriculum. Good Neighbors also supports family and community development projects; health check-up services, newly installed toilets, public sanitation education, and a drinking water system allow local residents to live in a clean and healthy environment. In addition to these projects, awareness campaigns for children’s rights, a women empowerment program, and a community leadership program contribute to developing social aspects of the community.

4. Kailali Family Development Project

Since 2007, Good Neighbors has been operating educational projects and providing school uniforms, lunchtime meals, school supplies, and after-school programs for 1,007 children in Kailali. By implementing these programs, the enrollment rate of elementary schools in the region is expected to increase from 48% to 97%. Good Neighbors has provided healthcare services as well as built hand pumps and three toilets in order for children and local residents to live in better sanitary conditions. Fishing and farming techniques, and income generation programs offered by Good Neighbors have also helped increase the income of local families by 50%.

5. Kailali Tikapur Community Development Project

Since 2010, Good Neighbors has been providing basic education, school tuitions, supplies, and uniforms for 984 children in Kailali Tikapur located west of Kathmandu as part of increasing school enrollment rate by 80%. Because many of the children in the community suffer from malnutrition, Good Neighbors supports a school meal program, health care service, sanitation education program. For local residents, hand pumps and toilets were installed in six schools and households, and farming techniques were taught to increase the income of the parents of the sponsored children by 50%.

6. Kailali Durgauli Community Development Project

Good Neighbors has been providing primary education, supporting tuition, and providing school supplies and uniforms for 1,000 children in Kailali Durgauli since 2010 in an effort to increase the school enrollment rate by 75%. Because approximately 43% of children in the community suffer from malnutrition, Good Neighbors also supports a school meal program, health care services, and sanitation education program. For local residents, hand pumps and toilets were installed in six schools and households, and farming techniques and vocational trainings were offered in order to increase the income of local residents by 50%.

7. Kailali Baliya Community Development Project

Since 2010, Good Neighbors has been providing primary education and tuition, school supplies, and uniforms for 473 children in Kailali Bailya in an effort to increase school enrollment rate from 45% to 95%. Because a large number of children in the community suffer from malnutrition, Good Neighbors supports a nutritious meal program, healthcare services, and a sanitation education program to protect and improve children’s health.

8. Kailali Kotatulsipur Community Development Project

As part of a community development project, Good Neighbors has been supporting primary education, tuition, school supplies and uniforms for 527 children in Kailali Kotatulsipur since 2010. The program aims to increase the school enrollment rate by 90% from 56%. Good Neighbors also offers healthcare services for children and local residents, and installed hand pumps and toilets in two schools. Good Neighbors also offers farming technique trainings for local residents, which have helped families increase their income by 10%.

9. Lele Community Development Project

Since 2008, Good Neighbors has launched a community development project in Lele, a farming community in Midwestern Nepal, focusing on education and income generation. By providing basic education, school supplies, after-school programs, libraries, and consultation programs for 461 children and their parents, there has been a 20-30% decrease in the school dropout rate among children ages 3-5. In order for children and community members to lead healthy lives, Good Neighbors not only provides meals, healthcare, and classes on sanitation, but also supports clean water projects and toilet installations. Lastly, Good Neighbors offers microfinance and classes on technical farming, crop maintenance, and farming tools to help families increase their incomes and produce food for the community.

10. Bardiya Community Development Project

Bardiya is located in Midwestern Nepal, where 90% of the community lives on less than $1 per day. Good Neighbors has been focused on supporting child education projects including primary education, school meals, library operations, and vocational training for adolescents. Additionally, tuition, school supplies, lunch meals, uniforms, and after-school programs are provided to 1,004 children in an effort to increase the enrollment rate from 45% to 60%. Good Neighbors has also recently launched a child protection project for preschoolers as well as a healthcare service and education campaigns for the local children and adults. To help increase incomes for families, Good Neighbors holds workshops on farming techniques and fish farming for local residents.

11. Mugu Community Development Project

In early 2009, Good Neighbors started a community development project in Mugu, where most people are suffering from malnutrition and the children’s education system was poorly supported. Since then, Good Neighbors has been supporting children’s tuition, school supplies, libraries, lunch meals, and after-school programs for 1,899 children. To improve the community’s health, Good Neighbors also provided medical services, toilet installations in schools and around the community, and improved drinking water conditions.

Good Neighbors also works hard to create a better social environment for everyone in the community by offering literacy education, vocational trainings, and awareness campaigns on children’s rights and gender equality. In an effort to increase the incomes of local people, Good Neighbors provides workshops on farming techniques and access to facilities.

12. Humla Community Development Project

In 2010, Good Neighbors initiated a community development project in Humla, north of Kathmandu, where 95% of residents live on less than $1/day. The main goal of the project was to increase the elementary school enrollment rate from 27% to 90% by supporting tuition, school supplies, and uniforms for 2,000 children.

Beyond education, Good Neighbors plans to build hand pumps, water tanks, and bathrooms to improve the community’s health and sanitation conditions. Good Neighbors also focuses on social issues within the community by campaigning for the awareness of children’s rights, gender equality, and literacy education for all local people.

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