Phase-III of the psychosocial intervention based on a Self Care Session was conducted on 8th of April, 2022. The session which was conducted at Srijanshil Rehabilitation and Special Educational School for the Disabled – SRSESD, where more than 22 participants participated in the session. The session focused on enhancing self-care and refilling of ones mind with thoughts of affirmation, motivation, praise and celebration of self and one relation to others.
GFF Helps team along with Mr. Rampukat (Clinical Psychologist) and Srijanshil school staff
Out door activity during the Self-Care Session
Self-Care Session conducted by Mr. Rampukar. Phase-III of psychosocial intervention
Ram Pukar Shah in the session
An expertise and effective session facilitated by Mr. Ram Pukar Shah, Clinical Psychologist with Kanti Children Hospital. The three phases of Psychosocial Intervention is completed. Followed by Lobbying for the children with no disability cards and case study documentation of children’s mental disabilities. Carried by follow-up sessions in the next 6 months.
“I learnt about yoga exercises and the need to practice such exercises. These trainings are helpful in the long run. I felt at ease after attending this self care training.”
I am very happy and I am very impressed with this session. Many a times there are things which we wish to do, but aren’t able. I got the opportunity to share things which I wanted to. There are times when one gets alone and thoughts swirl in my mind. But, today I have learnt in which moments and instances what must be done. My experience was too good.
Durga Rana Magar
I am travelling from Thankot as my brother’s guardian. I am very happy and satisfied with the Self Care training provided by you in Srijnsheel School for the Differently Abled Children, in New Naikap.
Handouts that were given to the parents with the objective to help them receive a future reference in knowing their struggles and finding out solutions
Appreciation and Praise Practice
Self Care of parents and care takers
Joe FisherCompletion of Phase III – Self Care Session under Psychosocial Intervention
A reading session conducted by Ms. Sulochana with the junior most children from the Children’s Home.
GFF Helps Nepal team Ms. Sulochana Thapa and Ms. Mei Quie Sherpa have been supporting the children from the child home in terms of their emotional development and upgrading them in terms of the character development and educational sessions that help enhance their wellbeing. This month we conducted reading sessions with the juniors and and reflection and relaxation session with the entire groups of children. Regular Friday session with children based on games, moral science, reading session and relaxation activities to improve the emotional and mental health of children.
– Regular Friday Sessions
– Reading Exercises
– Games for refreshment
-Relaxation exercises for Mental Health
The sessions comprises of games and other activities to uplift the spirits of children living in the orphanage.
The sessions comprises of games and other activities to uplift the spirits of children living in the orphanage.
Joe FisherS U P P O R T T O B O U R G A N D I C H I L D R E N H O M E
GFF Helps Team meets the ladies who has been sewing bags
It is quite difficult for several ladies to work after getting married. Due to family responsibilities and cultural norms of becoming a home-maker. However, these three ladies have broken the stereotype and are part of this project where they work for themselves besides having to shoulder a mountain of responsibilities. Reusable bags are eco-friendly and the materials of the product are adaptive to all kinds of printing, which is the major marketing strategy for selling. Apron’ making materials is being prepared by Mrs. Anju. The first phase of canvas items production is complete.
Sulochana Thapa, GFF Helps Volunteer is measuring and cutting cloth for Aprons in process.
Detailed measurements being taken for preparation of the items.
Bags and Apron made of canvas reusable items in the process of designing.
Mrs. Samina and Mrs. Sanikala are a part of this project while, in terms of marketing these will be sold with of these ladies along with other women with potential to sell. Designing of the canva items with floral images and selling across of the materials with the support of the women group is ongoing at present.
Joe FisherWOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT PRODUCTION OF ECO-FRIENDLY ITEMS
Mei Quie Sherpa, GFF Helps Nepal Representative addressing the students on Mental Health Workshop
A good mental health and the impacts of bullying is negatively correlated. The session indented to focus on understanding the impacts of bullying on mental health. Children of Bal Kumari school Kapan will be engaging in the further sessions, where similar issues
faced by children in their lives, will be discussed with the help of a mystery book. These issues will be written by anonymous and discussed in the class openly. Unmasking the unhealthy experiences and giving it a channel to address those grieving moments within the safe circle of school and classrooms.
Support to mental health
The adolescent children of Baal Kumari School
Joe FisherEDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP BAL KUMARI SCHOOL SESSION
The psychosocial intervention Phase -II has begun at Srijanshil Rehabilitation and Special Educational School for the Disabled – SRSESD. With, the effective facilitation from Mr. Rampukar (Clinical Psychologist) both teachers, parents along with the school principal Mr. Krishna Lamsal, rendered their time and embraced the session with their full attention. The session comprised of courses on how to be an effective psychosocial support and prepare ways of managing the delayed developmental growth in the children. The upcoming session is to focus on Self-Care in the first week of April.
Assessment & Diagnosis Session has been completed
Preparation of Individual Case studies
Training to teachers & Parents Management Session
Self Care Training
Mrs. Krishna Maya Bhujhel who is the mother of Kushal Bhujhel comments, “It was good session I will be coming again for the Self-Care session. I am happy!…..I learnt to teach my child small steps in making him self-dependent.”
Suriya Gamal’s elder brother Mr. Roshan Gamal’s says, “I desire my brother to learn and grow like most active children. But, shouldering livelihood and household responsibilities gives me very limited time to come for training courses….I learnt that every other person has to undergo schooling for years before becoming more capable. I need to be more patient as the changes will come slow, is what I have understood with today’s course..”
Joe FisherCompletion of Management Session with teachers & parents of Srijanshil School for special needs
GFF Representative Mei Quie Sherpa interacts with children
Children homes in Kathmandu are filled with children with emotionally painful histories. Although their basic needs are met such as – food, water shelter,
clothing and education. A psychosocial support mechanism is seen to be missing in these helping homes. GFF Helps Nepal team Ms. Sulochana Thapa and Ms. Mei Quie Sherpa have been supporting the children from the child home in terms of their emotional development and upgrading them in terms of the character
development and educational sessions that help enhance their wellbeing.
Nurturing young minds
Learning with fun
Freedom of expression
GFF Helps Nepal’s partner NGO- Child Development Society works at the forefront to promote and protect the children belonging to
improvised backgrounds in Nepal. The Day Care Centre that renders to the basic needs of these children during the day, while their parents or guardians are out in the brick and carpet factories working hard. These groups of preschooler are taken care in the CDS office building, which consists of two room which lacked educational and child friendly learning space.
School as we know is a second home to every learning child. This project focused on not only beautify in the walls of Day Care Centre but it also focused on wall art that is educational and a motivating factor for both teaching and learning individuals within the walls of Day Care Centre. As, the name goes “Day Care”, it symbolizes a caring space for the overall well- being of the children in the Centre.
STEP 1 CLEANING & SCRAPPING &SMOOTHENING
STEP 2 WHITE WASHING & BLUE PAINTING
STEP 3 WALL SKETCHING
STEP 4 WALL ART
A YOUNG GIRL IS FASCINATED BY THE WALL ART DRAWINGS AND TAKES A SNEAK PEAK AFTER HER SCHOOL HOURS, WHILE THEY WERE PAINTING.
Joe FisherADDING COLOURS TO DAY CARE CENTRE (CDS) WALL PAINTING
Educating the educators with psychosocial supporting skills
Community Teacher schools participation in the workshop, Kapan- CDS Office.
A School Psychosocial Support Workshop was conducted on 4th October 2021 targeting teachers from 7 community schools of Kathmandu and Budhanikatha municipalities. Ms. Ganesh Maya Ruth Shrestha a counselor psychologist from Anandaban hospital Lalitpur, Kathmandu facilitated the session.
The workshop focused on orienting teachers dealing with children from vulnerable backgrounds from community schools. The session started with pre-test questionnaire discussion on the general understanding of psychosocial problems and support. 14 participants attended the workshop to understand the psychosocial problems, its identification at school level amongst children, development of effective communication skills, learning the basic psychosocial development theory of Erick Erikson. A virtual follow-up session is to take place in the month of November.
Teachers presenting their work
Joe FisherGFF Helps Nepal strives towards Sustainable Development Goals 4
Hello Everyone! I am Sulochana Thapa born in Darjeeling hills and brought up in Kalimpong, India. Prior to the volunteering programme with GFF Helps, I was working with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment in Darjeeling. I have specialization in Community Development, Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and worked with organizations such as Bosco Mane (Working with street children), Kidwai Memorial Instiitute of Oncology (Working for children suffering with blood cancer), Asssociation of people with Disability (With a special focus on differently abled children), Pravah (A youth development organization), Hayden Hall organization (Working with Mother and Child Healthcare) Mercy Corps (Worked on school component of WASH). This is my second visit to Kathmandu, Nepal as a GFF Volunteer. Travelling across different places and serving communities gives me immense pleasure and energy to enjoy my work with Glenn Family Foundation Helps. I feel this volunteering programme provided by GFF Helps in Child Development Society, Nepal is a chance to give back to the community. I would like to put into practice the already gained knowledge and experience which I have acquired when I volunteered in 2019-2020. I am excited to start this new journey again and encouraged to conduct WASH awareness sessions with children, working on a project on Eco Brick to reduce plastic waste, assist in reporting and documentation of the organization, conducting training on gastro intestinal diseases and its prevention, conduct personal development workshops for school students.
Villagers contributing to labour to deliver the pipe to the villages
The Teen Ghare water project in Kavre is an initiation of the GFF Helps in collaboration with Child Development Society. The project incorporated a process of an effective selection of the place for water source, generous contribution of both the partners. and an effective channeling of the water ways into the fields of the community people.
The constant support from our benefactors and Panchkhal Municipality tying up for the upliftment of the project resonates sustainability of our contribution, especially at a time of the pandemic (health crisis) and impacts of climate change (water crisis), in Nepal.
Kavre Water Project has been a labourous project but the efforts have been fruitful since the locals are in partnership and in understanding with a sense of community work to empower not only themselves but, the generations to come.