Activities: 1.Educational support to the vulnerable situation families children:
- Educational support materials were distributed to the landless and flood & landslide victim's family's students of Bahuni Dada VDC of Khotang district. They were 14 students from Dalit, Brahmin & Janajati family's children.
- Educational support materials were distributed to 20 children of HIV infected, affected and trafficking victims of Makwanpur district from Harnamadi, Hatiya, Churiyamai, Padampokhari, Hadikhola, Basamadi, Manahari and Sarikhetpanlesha.
- Educational support materials were distributed to 15 children of conflict victims and affected poor school students.
Activities:2 Bankariya Literacy for Income generation program:
- The aim of this program is to improve the literacy levels, take care of livestock and promote the kitchen garden for income generation.
- Women of 12 household 24 bankariya were able to perform literacy activity. (such as reading
- writing and keeping simple arithmetic record)
- Bankariya women were able to generate income for family members to earn living through income generative activity such as goat rising, saving groups for investment and Kitchen garden.
Activities: 3. Chepang Literacy for Income generation program:
- To improve the literacy levels, health and income generating possibilities of Chepang communities, and allow them to put their voice forward and access resources through their Village Development Committee.
- The project is designed to serve 3-year plan and provides long-term goals for Chepang people. The community will be empowered to take a roll and responsibility to sustain the collective achievements. As objectives are accomplished or contributors find areas to improve upon, the project will be updated and enhanced. The organization ETSC, local literacy advisory committee, VDC's, District Education Office and Non formal education department are committed to providing consultation and leadership for the project.
- All literate Chepang people use learning's in practices at home, work, school, and community. Chepang people have access to information on systems of education governance, local govt. bodies, govt. provisions, resources and current cross cutting issues of communities.
- 240 participants will be able to read, write and do simple arithmetic.
- Approximately 30 children of Chepang community enrolled in school each year
- Chepang people are encouraged to be involve and organized in local groups as members to learn systems and access provisions. 12 member of literacy group received citizenship and 5 Chepang families succeed to find house provision from government.
Activities: 4. Construction of School drinking water overhead tank:
10 thousand liter over head water tank is constructed for 2260 user people daily.
- Water Tank construction is completed and handover to School management committee.
- Increased awareness about safe drinking water.
- Healthier students and environment.
- Increased academic capacity of students.
Stories: Mr. Amrit Lama a school Principal
Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School was established in 1954. Initially the school had classes only for primary level and had poor infrastructures. But with the financial and physical support of different donor organizations and well wishers, today the school has approximately two thousand students studying up to grade 12 including formal classes for house wives. Majority of the students in the school are women, janjati and dalits.
Being one of the leading schools with large numbers of students in Makawanpur District, Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School had scarcity of potable water in their premises. The problem was deteriorated when the school was upgraded in 1992 and the students' enrolment increased accordingly. For years, the teachers and students drank water from a public well which was 500 metres far from the school area. In the drought season, they were not even able to do that and compelled to close the school.
In 1994, the school succeeded to manage a water tank of 200 litre capacity with the financial support of an INGO named Plan Nepal but that was not adequate to meet the needs of 2000 students. However, the school did not give up and kept on going for finding other alternatives. One day, Mr. Dharma Lama, an executive of ETSC Nepal and Chairperson of Parent Teacher Association arranged a visit program for MCC representative to the school. As a result of that visit, today school has water tank of 10,000 liter capacities supplying potable drinking water for its students. The school management committee, students, teachers and parents are very much thankful to MCC for responding the needs that they severely underwent for long.
(This story has been prepared by Amit Lama, a principal of Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School)