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Providing Technical Support to Local Partners

Providing Technical Support to Local Partners

GFF HELPS Nepal continue to work with local partners by providing technical support to their teams.

 

SRIJANSHIL REHABILITATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR DISABLED: TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO HELP THEM FIND DONORS

The differently abled children of Srijanshil School have 20 students with different abilities that does not allow them to function as a normal child. The school is a common platform for these differently abled children to grow and develop into their highest self. During the post COVID-19 times the school is not able to bear even its minimal cost of functioning due to lack of funds. So, GFF Nepal Team worked closely with the school authorities and provided technical support in preparing a short proposal and a simple website so that their stories could reach the possible sponsors. The work is in progress with co-ordination from a website designer who is based in Bangalore, India. He has volunteered to support as the website designing.

DAY CARE CENTRE OF PARTNER ORGANISATION CFS: TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO ASSESS HEALTH PARAMETERS AND ORIENTATION ABOUT AGE-APPROPRIATE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Our partner organization Child Development Society recently re-opened its in-house Day-Care Center services. Around 30 children are admitted in this day care center who belong to families of daily wage workers. The children receive all the care and nutritional support from 10 am till 4 pm, while their parents work in nearby carpet factories or brick industries. So, GFF Helps Nepal provided technical support to the CDS team in assessing and reporting the health parameters. The CDS team also received a short orientation from GFF country representative regarding the age-appropriate growth and development and other stimulating activities to support children’s growth.

GFF Nepal team along with the intern Ms. Anu is planning to deliver a short refresher presentation on ‘Age-appropriate growth in children and nutritional support’ for the day care facilitator and support staff. The overall objective of providing these technical inputs is to help CDS provide holistic care to the growing children belonging to economically disadvantaged household.

by Insha Pun, Local Representative

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Vegetable Garden Project: Prize Distribution

Vegetable Garden Project: Prize Distribution
It’s been a year since the virus has blanketed the world. Covid-19 has affected individuals of every race, class, color, religion, gender and the like. While we await the development of an efficacious vaccine, it is important to boost the immune system- an important option to tackle the disease. Studies have shown that people who eat well balanced diet tend to be healthier. More than 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Consuming fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins, minerals and other compounds puts one at lower risk of chronic illness and infectious diseases. Maintaining good nutritional status can help fight against the virus. Immune health can be obtained and maintained by following a healthy diet as well as regular exercise.

Willyn CarrascalVegetable Garden Project: Prize Distribution
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Sewing Project: First Output – Facemasks for the Beneficiaries of Solar Project

Sewing Project: First Output – Facemasks for the Beneficiaries of Solar Project

Our women have been making efforts to improve their skills and livelihood by patiently learning sewing lessons online. Their willingness to learn despite having zero-knowledge, age, internet connection, and limited time since they are all housewives, are worth praising.

 

The GFF HELPS Philippines Women’s Empowerment Programme is running a Sewing Project intended for the housewives living in different villages in the Town of Banga, in the Province of Aklan, Philippines. This project started in December 2020 where five (5) women, all are housewives, received sewing materials like sewing machines, cotton cloth, different kinds of rulers, scissors, needles, threads necessary to start the sewing lessons. The project aims not only for knowledge and skills but also to make them pass the Skills Examination in Sewing so that they could earn a National Certificate addressing each of them as “Licensed Dressmaker.” The said certificate is valid all over the Philippines and even abroad and that qualifies them to make use of their sewing skills anywhere they go.

With the great help of Ms. Jemaima Ambag, the Licensed Trainor in Dressmaking, these five (5) women have been learning enthusiastically in every online class conducted every Monday and Thursday afternoons, discussing different outputs like face masks, tote bags, ladies’ blouses and skirts. As a novice in this kind of work, some women have been able to sell a number of pillowcases and curtains to their neighbours. The women’s first output was the fifty (50) cotton facemasks with filter. Each facemask follows a uniform pattern, with accurate measurement of men and women facial features including its size and shape. Then, followed by carefully sewing in its every side to make it more presentable and comfortable. The recipients of these beautiful face masks will be the beneficiaries of Solar Project, living in the far-flung area in Madalag Town, to where the Team will be visiting in March. When the team mentioned that their first output would be the face masks for the people of Madalag, the women were happy and pursued the making of facemask in just a week. They were very proud of their first output since it will be used by the needy.

“It feels good to make something (face masks) to be given to other people especially in Madalag, Aklan.” says Ate Marissa, one of the sewing class participants in Banga, Aklan, Philippines.

by Lady Peace Remaneses, Local Representative

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Community Mapping and Progression of Water Project

The water project that GFF Helps is supporting in Teneghare Kavre is one of the most ambitious one in that, if the project comes to fruition it can help each villager have their water needs satisfied without having the women to carry loads of water each morning and travel miles. The project will require involvement and support of the community stakeholders and the villagers to dig, build and establish water pipes in the village.

Willyn CarrascalCommunity Mapping and Progression of Water Project
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Solar-powered Homes for the Wonderful People of Mercedes Village

Solar-powered Homes for the Wonderful People of Mercedes Village
As we had our first visit to the Village of Mercedes last 12th of November, we’ve met and talked with the humble village leader, Mr. Margarito Francisco, and got familiar with the place and the villagers’ ways of living.

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Evoking Imagination & Creativity through Digital Advocacy and Wallpainting

Evoking Imagination & Creativity through Digital Advocacy and Wallpainting
Balkumari school Crossword Wall
On 10th November 2020, the GFF HELPS Nepal team, CDS, and CSN held a meeting with a total of 28 students of Shree Balkumari Basic School to orient them about precautionary measures against COVID-19, cybercrime and the concept of mural painting.

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Empowering Women and Supporting Children with Additional Needs

Empowering Women and Supporting Children with Additional Needs
ONE DAY WORKSHOP TO TRAIN WOMEN TO PREPARE COVID-19 KITS. 

Many people have lost their jobs during COVID-19. Women in particular felt this impact which has not only affected themselves but also their families. This has inspired GFF HELPS Nepal to create a project that will develop valuable skills and can become a new source of income.

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Basic First-aid Training in India

The knowledge of basic first aid is crucial as it helps to save lives while promoting healthy, secure and safer environment. We never know when an injury may happen to us or the people around us. Knowledge about basic first aid is thus very helpful to take care of critical situations. This training session will be useful to not only the trainees but the society as well.

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