Here’s an update from our team in Namsaling. These images show the ongoing hand washing/sanitation programs (WASH), and the nursery activities under the OFON ( One Farmer, One Nursery )program. Activities have been constrained by COVID restrictions in some areas, but are slowly returning to normal in many areas.
Drinking water is routinely tested in Namsaling. These recent images are of Bhupal using one the portable testing kits in the NCDC office.
Work in Namsaling continues despite the monsoon season and the current COVID restrictions. These new photographs are of an NCDF supported project called One Farmer, One Nursery (OFON). These are the vegetable and avocado nurseries.
We received another update from Bhupal today. NCDC is busy in Namasling with Covid-19 training in the local schools, as well as a variety of related health care education activities. Included are photos of the ongoing nursery projects which are doing very well.
Bhupal has recently sent these images from current spring protection projects in Ward 8 / Namsaling. NCDC is collaborating with volunteers from EWB ( Engineers without Borders).
NCDF Executive Director and NCDC Health coordinator Bhupal Katiwada recently travelled to Pokhara and Kathmandu to deliver training for more than 150 staff members of the Kathmandu Group of Hotels regarding Covid-19 and hand washing, as well as practises for hotel room and restaurant disinfection.
Note – the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed progress of the various projects that we are monitoring in Nepal – although work is continuing. We will be posting updates to this page as new information becomes available.
Last year NCDF provided tactical support for this project in Kalikot. We received this update on the project progress recently.
Modern Model Residential School is a purely service oriented nonprofit school in a remote village of Lalu in Kalikot district in Western Nepal. The school has two kindergartens and an elementary block running upto seventh grade. The school serves slightly less than 250 full time students. The school has a hostel facility for orphans and children from poor backgrounds. Currently 30 such children stay at the hostel.
Here is the link to a brief info about the school:
Here is the Facebook page link:
NCDC has been building taps stands throughout the Kalinchowk region over the past year. A full progress report is linked here.
The Child Friendly Local Governance (CFLG) program is one of program passed by Maijogmai Rural Municipality under annual approved budget for FY 2075.76. This program has been approved and programs based on the provision of Article 66 of the Local Government Operation Act 2074. The main goal of this program is to declare Maijogmai Rural Municipality as a Child Friendly. This program was implemented after the contract between rural municipality and Namsaling Community Development Center (NCDC), on 2076.1.3.
The report as a PDF is available here.
Bhupal has sent these new images from the ongoing training program in menstrual health and safety for girls in the Namsaling area.