Joe Fisher

Meet Minket Lepcha – GFF Representative Nepal

Meet Minket Lepcha – GFF Representative Nepal

I am a storyteller and a facilitator from Darjeeling, India who has been conducting interactive experiential sessions through storytelling across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Joe FisherMeet Minket Lepcha – GFF Representative Nepal
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Postal Department Information and Awareness – India

Postal Department Information and Awareness – India
Bong, Chibbo and Pudung are rural villages in Kalimpong, India. Most of the people in these villages are economically disadvantaged with low education levelswhich has led to lack of awareness about various services that the government and private sectors are providing 

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Soap Making project In Kavre: When women connect, women become stronger – Nepal

Soap Making project In Kavre: When women connect, women become stronger – Nepal
When men speak, women do not speak. When men speak, women cannot enter the room. Women would not step out of the house. They would send a mato purchase things that they would require from the nearby market. They would shudder even to utter a word. And by chance if they do, they were remarked ‘Pothee Baasyo!’ often mocking her for the audacity to speak when men are speaking. Any women in rural villages of Nepal would relate to this remark. The very remark which is embedded deep in their body language hid discreet chuckles and concealed glances. This reality was the story of women from the villages of Kavre, Nepal, a decade ago.  

Joe FisherSoap Making project In Kavre: When women connect, women become stronger – Nepal
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Sending some Packs of Love to the Needy – Phillipines

Sending some Packs of Love to the Needy – Phillipines
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unemployment in some sectors here in Aklan, Philippines. Some local workers have lost their full-time and part-time jobs since private companies tend to lessen the number of employees to avoid further loss of profits. Self-employed individuals have also been affected since the number of consumers who need products and services has decreased. Loss of jobs will further lead to depression, hunger, sickness and more. Ten participants in our Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP) participants and forty in our Adult Natural Science Learning Program (ANSLP) have suffered from unemployment and are beginning to suffer from hunger, so the GFF HELPS Philippines Team put forward the COVID-19 Help Project in May 2020 to eliminate the food scarcity experienced by these people.

Joe FisherSending some Packs of Love to the Needy – Phillipines
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Ginger Cultivation Training – India

Ginger Cultivation Training – India
In Deorali Gaon, Bong Busty (A rural village 5kms from Kalimpong town), more than half of the village practices the cultivation of ginger at least once a year. They have been doing this agricultural practice ever since they started to cultivate crops. Howeverthey are still practicing the traditional method that gives low yield and due to lack of knowledge about new techniques, they have not been able to improve this yield.  

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Friendship Through Stories During COVID-19 Lockdown

Friendship Through Stories During COVID-19 Lockdown
GFF Nepal Representative Minket Lepcha on the power of storytelling, her journey to becoming a storyteller, and how she is using stories as a way to keep children connected during COVID-19 lockdown:

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English for Village Program – Sri Lanka

English for Village Program – Sri Lanka

The “English for Village” concept was proposed by Dr. P.A. Kiriwandeniya, chairman of SANASA University Campus, Kegalle, with the intention of sharing English communication knowledge from undergraduate students to the rural community as a voluntary service. This was supported by the GFF Sri Lanka team, who saw it as a valuable opportunity for village children to learn English skills while also helping to develop the leadership skills of undergraduate students.

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COVID-19 Awareness in Schools – Philippines

COVID-19 Awareness in Schools – Philippines
Just before the wide spread of COVID-19 and community quarantine took place in the Province of Aklan, Philippines, the GFF HELPS Philippines Team made sure to spread COVID-19 awareness to almost one hundred children ages 6-11 through our existing projectReading Workshops.   

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Emotional and Ecological Intelligence Workshops – Nepal

Emotional and Ecological Intelligence Workshops – Nepal
Emotional and Ecological learning is an interrelated subject which derives inspiration from nature, and works towards behavioral change through various processes of engagement, communication and activities. The teaching is based on introspection and reflecting on one’s own behaviour. GFF Nepal has initiated various activities to enhance these qualities in children.

Joe FisherEmotional and Ecological Intelligence Workshops – Nepal
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