The Leaf Plate Project, conducted on June 19th, 2023, involved the active participation of women from the community. Prior to this significant day, we embarked on a market study to gather valuable insights on leaf plates.
Following meticulous aftermarket research, we procured leaves to kickstart the project. The core objective was to tackle plastic waste and foster environmental sustainability. However, this initiative held a deeper cultural significance as well. In various cultures and traditions, leaf plates have played an integral role for centuries during religious ceremonies, festivals, and special occasions. By advocating for the use of leaf plates, we not only embraced sustainable practices but also upheld our cultural heritage and the traditional values associated with utilizing natural materials. Eleven inspiring women who enthusiastically joined the project fondly reminisced about their past experiences.
Awareness through Drama about Environment
On June 12th, students from classes 6, 9, and 10 of Shree Balkumari school actively participated in a drama event aimed at raising awareness about various important environmental factors.The event focused on highlighting new perspectives and ideas. A total of 27 students took part in the event, while 32 students from class 6 served as the audience. Distinguished guests, including Krishna Prasad Subedi, the Executive Directorof CDS, Pradeep Shrestha, the Program Manager, and the school principal, Indra Bahadur Rai, were present to encourage the children.
The students showcased their creativity through different dramatic presentations, emphasizing the significance of planting trees and waste management. They highlighted the importance of separating decomposable and non-decomposable items, as well as the negative impact of improper garbage disposal. The students eloquently demonstrated the consequences of throwing garbage irresponsibly. The event was conducted with clear language and meaningful content, ensuring that the message reached the audience effectively. The presence of esteemed guests added to the encouragement and motivation provided to the participating students.
World Environment Day: Plantation
“Cultivating Hope: Planting Trees for a Sustainable Planet”
On June 5, 2023, Glenn Family Foundation Helps Nepal (GFF) joined with the students of Shree BalKumari school to plant a diverse array of trees including juniper, guava, and orange. This collaborative effort holds immense significance in promoting environmental sustainability. By introducing these plant varieties, the project aims to enhance biodiversity conservation, prevent soil erosion, sequester carbon dioxide, ensure food security, and foster community engagement. The juniper trees contribute to soil stability, while the guava and orange trees aid in carbon sequestration and provide nutritious fruits for both humans and wildlife. This initiative serves as an educational platformfor the students, instilling a sense of environmental responsibility and encouraging active participation in conservation efforts. Through this joint endeavor, GFF and Shree BalKumari School demonstrated their commitment to creating a greener and healthier environment, ultimately building a sustainable future for all.
Supporting our PNGO
Throughout this month, our organization has provided steadfast support to our partner NGO on various fronts. One notable area of assistance has been the health clinic, where we have facilitated basic treatments for students. Additionally, we have supported them by updating their social media. Moreover, we actively contributed to the success of the SEEP program held from 16th June 2023, extending our unwavering support to empower the community.
Mensural Health and Hygiene For Early adolescence girls
Raising awareness about menstrual health and hygiene for early adolescent children is very important as the early adolescence period, typically between the ages of 10 to 14, is a crucial stage in a child’s development, as they experience significant physical and emotional changes. We empower them to navigate this transformative phase with confidence, understanding, and respect for their bodies by providing them with the necessary awareness and knowledge about menstrual health and hygiene. Many young girls may feel confused, anxious, or ashamed when first encountering menstruation. By offering awareness sessions, we normalize the process, reassuring them that menstruation is a natural bodily function experienced by millions of individuals worldwide. so, we tried to provide them with knowledge and confidently accept the natural process, Samikshya Tiwari nurse facilitated the session and taught them practically by showing safety pad and mensural cup how to use and make it hygienic.
The program was organized on 9th May 2023. Female students from Shree Balkumari School and Gramshikshya school below 14years participated in the program. Altogether 51 children participated and shared their ideas and understanding on it.
Awareness of Human Trafficking
With an aim to spread education that “Human trafficking is an act against humanity”, an awareness program was conducted at Janakalyan Secondary School, Bouddha, Mahankal, Kathmandu, on May 16, 2023. The students of 6 and 9 took active part in the program. The program was focused on explaining all the dimensions of the issue and safety measures. It is important to offer awareness sessions on human trafficking to students, prevention and protection, and personal safety, recognize the sign and internet safety. Awareness sessions equipped students with the knowledge to identify potential traffickers, deceptive recruitment tactics, and situations that may lead to exploitation. We believe our session was able to empower them to protect themselves and their peers, reducing their vulnerability to trafficking.
They also learn about safe online practices, the importance of privacy settings, and how to recognize and to report suspicious activity. After the thematic counseling, two different sports such as balloon blast and musical chair was organized in order to motivate the participants to involve into the new challenges and focus on the self goals. Additionally, the sports had proven a message that “age doesn’t matter when self interest is high” as many made their participation with full energy and enthusiasm. Lastly, the program was ended with a brief feedback from all the attendees including the participants, counselors, CDS staffs and the organizers. it was right in this phase, prize distribution tasks was also done. The winners of the two sports Mrs. Ruma Giri (balloon blast) and Mrs. Ruma Khatri (musical chair) were awarded with a plant and a packet of corridor seed which symbolizes the moral of the program. That is to say, if the plant gets care, it will definitely grow well and provide necessary services such as oxygen, fruit and beauty to the environment.
Psychosocial First AID Session for CommunityWomen
The two-day “Psycho-social First Aid” program was held on May 21 and 22, 2023, at CDS Training Hall with the goal of introducing simple coping abilities to overcome the stressful circumstances. The program’s facilitators were Mrs. Sapana Basnet, the SEEP In-charge for the PNGO, and three psychosocial counselors from Budhanilkantha Municipality Wards 10, 11, and 12,respectively, Mrs. Bhawana Kharel, Mrs. Bhandhana, and Mrs. Kamala Lamsal. A total of 28local women participated in the program. The session’s major objective was to raise participants’ awareness of the fact that stress is a normal part of life and that it may manifest itself in a variety of ways, including social, environmental, familial, and mental components. While the first day of the session was devoted to the theoretical exchange of knowledge on subjects like the concept of stress, types of stress, effects of stress, and its links with other dimensions (i.e., mental, social, emotional, and physical), the second day of the session was used for practical applications. The beneficiaries were asked to participate in different games like sharing the meaning of names, lifting the mat with a single hand for a certain amount of time, and other similar activities. The session grew more motivating as a result of both academic and practical understanding. The beneficiaries’ interactions throughout the session, in which they revealed their own stressful events and coping mechanisms, was another area of attention. As a result, they were able to conclude that stress is common and part of everyday life based on the beneficiaries’ responses. Instead of placing the blame for the issue on oneself, a person should adopt methods to get out of their predicament, such as yoga, meditation, self-encouragement and calm thinking.
Supporting our PNGO
Where we get enrolled in our own projects all the time, we also assist our PNGO during need. On 13th May, 2023, there was “Annual Day” program . So for the program, we were asked for doing some volunteering tasks. As per the instruction of the PNGO staff, we were involved in management of wheelchairs for distribution, making decorative items, doing field visit, report writing and above all two videomaking.
We engaged in assisting at health clinic also. In the absence of the Health Clinic In-charge Mrs. Samiksha Tiwari, we provided some simple treatment to the patients who came across. Usually the students of Shree Balkumari School and people from local community come to seek treatment. This month we assisted the patients with certain treatment such as picking out the paper from her ear, putting on bandage. cleaning the wounds to stop excessive bleeding, giving steam for toddler who were having problem in breathing in guidance of the doctor, etc. This month, we helped the patients with specific treatments including removing the paper from the patient’s ear and applying bandages. In accordance with the doctor’s instructions, the wounds were cleaned to halt excessive bleeding and steam was administered to a kids who was having breathing difficulties.
Joe FisherGFF HELPS NEPAL PROGRESS IN THE MONTH OF MAY 2023
School of Disable Children: Social and Emotional Learning
Self care program for mothers of community
On the 18th of April, 2023, a visit program to Shrijanshil school in Naikap was successfully conducted. This visit was organized to provide support to the school and its children in the form of various materials that can help them in their development. The supporting materials included stationery items, a football, and puzzle blocks, which will aid in the children’s motor activities and contribute to their physical health by promoting exercise. The program was a great success, and the school authorities were very grateful for timely support provided by GFF. The materials provided will be beneficial to the children in several ways. Firstly, the children will develop their social skills and teamwork abilities through activities such as playing football together or solving puzzles collaboratively. This will assist them in forming meaningful relationships with their peers and understanding the importance of working together, the use of puzzle blocks will also improve cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving, as they will need to use their critical thinking skills to solve the puzzles. This will aid in their overall academic performance and help them to develop strong problem-solving abilities.
With the aim of enhancing awareness on the importance of caring selves, the program was organized on 11th April, 2023 in co-ordination with the Child Development Society (CDS). The program was targeted towards the local women who have been investing all of their time in caring the family and involving into the domestic works thus ignoring to prioritize themselves. For increasing the effectiveness of the goals, three major activities were focused such asthematic counseling, sports and feedback. All these were done according to the schedules. During the initial phase, the counselor of Budhanilkantha Municapility- 12,Mrs. Kamala Lamsal provided short counseling through her presentation and the counselor of Budhanilkantha Municipality-10. Ms. Bhawana also gave her active participation. Similarly, the program had developed the open space for the interested participants to share their experience and knowledge on the subject matter. Hence, the thematic counseling had covered all the contents regarding what, why and how to take care of self along with its benefit to others.
After the thematic counseling, two different sports such as balloon blast and musical chair was organized in order to motivate the participants to involve into the new challenges and focus on the self goals. Additionally, the sports had proven a message that “age doesn’t matter when self interest is high” as many made their participation with full energy and enthusiasm. Lastly, the program was ended with a brief feedback from all the attendees including the participants, counselors, CDS staffs and the organizers. it was right in this phase, prize distribution tasks was also done. The winners of the two sports Mrs. Ruma Giri (balloon blast) and Mrs. Ruma Khatri (musical chair) were awarded with a plant and a packet of corridor seed which symbolizes the moral of the program. That is to say, if the plant gets care, it will definitely grow well and provide necessary services such as oxygen, fruit and beauty to the environment.
One Day Meal Support at CDS Day care
GFF Helps Nepal has always been initiating the child- friendly tasks and the beginning of the New Year 2080 was also guided with the same vision. Within the CDS Day-care premises, the meal program was conducted on 17th April,2023. The core goal of the program was to access a nutritious and balanced meal to the children, which is essential for their growth and development. Futhermore, providing a meal at a day care center can also help to promote healthy eating habits among children. Children who are exposed to a variety of healthy foods are more likely to develop a taste for them and are more likely to continue eating them throughout their lives. In addition, a short warm-up program was done to ensure proper digestion. Overall, providing one day meal at a day care center can have a positive impact on the health, well-being, and development of children.
Supporting our PNGO
GFF Helps Nepal has always been devotedly assisting CDS in every initiatives possible. Within the month of April, GFF team had volunteered in day-care and on two programs conducted by CDS such as second session of SEEP and Wheel- chair distribution. Usually, the GFF team had been assisting the CDS day-care by helping the staff in controlling and looking after the kids and playing with them to make the environment child- friendly. The second session of SEEP program was organized on 7th April, 2023 at CDS premises in which the Ward Chairperson Mr. Shambhu Bhattrai handed over the second installment to the Women’s Group such as Sagarmatha Women Saving Group and Himal Women Saving Group. The main tasks done by GFF team was by helping in arranging materials , capturing pictures and distributing the snacks to the participants.
Similarly, the wheel-chair distribution program was organized on 13th April, 2023 which was attended by the sponsors and the other guests. Altogether 8 wheel chairs were provided to the students of Shrijanshil School. In the program, the GFF team had assisted in arranging the chairs, providing snacks to the guests, capturing the pictures and videos along with the actual statement of the sponsor which was laterprovided to the CDS Executive Director Krishna Sir.
Joe FisherGFF HELPS NEPAL BRINGS SMILE TO SPECIAL CHILDREN AND BEYOUND
The community clean-up campaign in Faika, Kapan served as a fantastic platform for individuals to take an active role in promoting sustainability and making a meaningful contribution towards building a cleaner and healthier planet. Student’s efforts in keeping our surroundings clean and promoting environmental awareness for a brighter, more sustainable future. Equipped with gloves and masks, these students selflessly dedicated their efforts to cleaning up the area, collecting a significant amount of litter, and making a visible difference to the surroundings. Through this initiative, aimed to raise awareness about the critical need for environmental sustainability and the role each one of us can play in achieving it. In community clean up campaign in Faika Kapan, aimed at promoting environmental awareness and ensuring a cleaner, greener future. The event witnessed a tremendous turnout, with 25 enthusiastic and socially responsible students from Shree Balkumari School volunteering their time and energy towards this noble cause.
Women Empowerment – Women’s Day celebration
The international Women’s Day celebration was important event that brought together women from different walks of the to celebrate their achievements and contributions to society. It was a platform for women to connect, network, and build relationships with each other, and to acknowledge the vital roles that women play in our families, workplaces, and communities.
The events was organized by our team in collaboration with CDS, SEEP project, and Day care Mothers, and was a resounding success. The highlight of the event was the initiative taken by the SEEP Project mothers, who planted beautiful flowers, representing the growth and empowerment of women in our society. At the same time, we were encouraged by the resilience and strength of the women we met at the event, and the powerful connections that were formed. We believe that events like this provide a space for women to come together and support each other, and we will continue to work towards empowering and uplifting women every day.
Psychosocial Counselling Support
GFF Helps Nepal Representative Link Psychosocial counselor of Budhanilkhantha municipality Ms. Kamala Lamsal with Bal Kumari public school. Discuss on future plans on the roles and responsibilities of the counselors and school in supporting children struggling with issues.
According to the coordinator of Balkumari most of the children are seen to have a negative social and family environment, including lack of family and love. Identification of issues and supporting the general issues while referring major and intense issues to transcultural psychosocial organization Nepal.
The psychosocial counsellor will refer the children below 10 to a child psychologist. Identified list of the children given by school will be supported by the counsellor once the school reopens. Two session with four of the students of Shree Balkumari has been completed where counsellor ma’am has been working on identifying the problem for the purpose of improving wellbeing, alleviating stress and enhancing coping skills.
Joe FisherGFF Helps Nepal connects with women and nature in March
Positive Parenting Session: A Collaborative Initiative
The positive parenting project is a collaborative initiative undertaken to address the issue in parenting recognized by the school authorities. With the objective to help support both parents and their children in developing healthy relationships, and in bringing positive change in the lives of families. A two days session was conducted on the 9th and 10th February, 2023. These sessions were conducted by two facilitators Mr. Shiva Gurung (CDS Protection Officer) and Ms. Kamala Lamsal (Community Psychosocial Counsellor). The session was conducted in the CDS head office located in Kapan, Kathmandu. There were over 28 participants, the feedback from most participants was positive.
Psychosocial Follow-Up Session at Srijanshil school for CWD
Summarizing the psychosocial intervention work which was conducted from February to July of 2022, and a follow-up session which took place on 20th February of 2023. The Psychosocial Intervention was aimed at supporting the care givers of children with disabilities in a school very remotely located within Kathmandu city. The scarcity of effective and efficient resource individual in guiding and supporting family care givers has been an underlining issue in Nepal. To bridge the deficit in the system of social support, GFF Helps has been regularly taking visits and building connections to help family care givers get psychosocial support.
Youth Empowerment Project
Under the youth empowerment project, there have been over four individuals who have supported and who have been supported by GFF Helps Nepal. Ms. Anu, Mr. Abhisek and Mr. Paras who worked as an intern each with a period of six months and currently Mr. Pradeep has been interning with us. Youth empowerment is a project set to empower young people to learn and grow in several skills such as: technical work in editing and videomaking, field work, team work, coordination, cooperation and overall collaboration skills. In a short period of 6 months, not only do they get to showcase their individual skills but also learn skills and tools for personal as well as community betterment.
Joe FisherGFF HELPS NEPAL’S USHER TOWARDS FEBRUARY 2023 WITH YOUTH ORIENTED PROJECTS
The GFF Helps Nepal team had previously conducted a Psychosocial Intervention at Srijanshil School for Special needs children from February-June of 2022. The same has been documented in terms of assessment of all the students, which were converted into Case Studies for future reference of each child. additional support was provided by Mr. Rampukar Shah (Clinical Psychologist) and Mr. Krishna (School Principal). Regular follow-up sessions with children from the school and regularly supporting school authorities in website update which was created and supported by GFF Helps Nepal team. The websites are regularly updated.
Vegetable Gardening Project with Community School
A Chinese proverb states: “He who plants a garden plants happiness”.
The vegetable gardening project intends on imparting young learners to experience out of the classroom gardening hands on knowledge. Class eight students from Bal Kumari community school have been taking the lead in this educational project While, Phase I focused on cleaning and uprooting, Phase II took longer as the process of sowing took longer.
Social and Emotional Learning Project Supporting Adolescence from Community Schools
Adolescence stage of one’s life is crucial for one’s developmental growth or degrowth. As, pointed out by Yeager who finds, effective programs for adolescents focus on mindsets and climate. Taking the model of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) this project focuses on making classroom environment more positive. Allowing children to accept themselves and the difference that they share. While, tending to the bigger picture of making young people contributors to their communities. Ms. Mei Quie Sherpa conducts the SEL Sessions with class VI students. The ongoing sessions are based on World Bank SEL model for young adolescence. For the past three days sessions were focused on Self-Awareness exploring of one’s strengths and weaknesses.
Women Empowerment Project
Women in today’s modern Nepal have been both appreciated and challenged to be independent and earn a living. With the objective to empower women with underprivileged backgrounds. GFF Helps teamed-up to work on a cushion cover making project for a pre-order of over 100 with women across Kathmandu Valley. While, the women team were given a limited time of two weeks to completed this order, the results are commendably successful. Each of our four women who completed this challenge were given their payment and have indeed received a hefty satisfaction and joy along with it.
Emotional Learning at Children Homes Bourghandi
The weekly emotional learning session at Bourghandi Children has been ongoing. We have seen fruitful results as more and more number of children have been taking interest in our sessions. The month of September focused on understanding waste management and becoming responsible individuals for the society. While, our major focus being on emotional learning activities such as: Painting, singing
Fruit Tree Plantation in Bal Kumari Basic School
GFF Helps Team organized a Tree Planting Activity with the children of Shree Bal Kumari Basic School on 21st August 2022. The prime objective of this project was to impart in community school students the hands on learning experience outside of the classroom. It is expectant that sowing goods seeds will bear fruits of joy and abundance. Four different types of fruits seeds have been planted in the school ground they are namely: orange, guava, Japanese persimmon and kumquat.
Supporting CDS Day Care Centre
In the month of September, GFF Helps Nepal has been able to provide support to our PNGO CDS in taking care of children at Day Care Centre. One of the meals for the children was provided by Ms. Sulochana Thapa (GFF Helps Volunteer). Supporting the Day Care Staff when necessary and tending to the needs of the children has been constant as a means maintaining harmony between the PNGO’s partnership in Nepal.
Joe FisherGreen education and women empowerment for GFF Helps Nepal
The children of Chandragiri Municipality attend school everyday. They are taught basic speech, movement and disciplined by the staff working in this school. Apart from the daily routine, GFF Helps planned to organize a musical therapy session with these children in order to cater to their emotional well being. The children enjoyed singing along with the dance session. This therapy helps in releasing and exploring the children’s emotions, helps with active listening, use of both gross and fine motor movements, recalling of song, non – verbal and verbal communication, self – management of behaviour. This session also help them to improve their social interaction and improve relationships with their peers and teachers.
Supporting Health Clinic
As the saying goes “Health is Wealth”. GFF Helps Nepal has been supporting the Child Development Society Health Clinic as a regular part of a work-day in the office. As, certified in Basic First Aid training, the GFF team has been taking care of patients suffering from physical injuries such as: sprain, cuts, wounds and allergies, with the knowledge from the first aid training received from Nepal Red Cross in the month of December of 2022. The beneficiaries mostly consists of students from Bal Kumari school or children and parents from the CDS Day Care Centers and the local people from in around the office region.
ESL Classes Community School- Education Project
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes with the students from Bal Kumari school has come to a three months of completion. The best performer were rewarded dictionaries (Nepali to English) as a means to encourage them. English language as a global language is crucial for learning as a life-skill. Within Nepal the students from community schools have a hard time learning English. The purpose of ESL classes was to support children’s emotional health alongside building a bond of trust and respect for one another.
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Joe FisherGFF Helps Nepal emotional projects in Specially-abled Children, Schools and Partner NGO
Community school students of classes VI & VII receive ESL classes after school program
English as a second language class, has been conducted since the past two months at community school of Bal Kumari, Kapan. In collaboration with the school which was aimed at helping children have a better foundation at approaching English language. The classes were taken on weekdays after school for 45 minutes. With the vision of participatory learning, funlearning and hands-on learning methods. ESL- Educational Support Project Overall Learnings involved: Grammar, Poetries, Songs, Public Speaking, Letter Writing, Essays and weekly evaluation.
ESL Classes were conducted regularly on week days with classes 6 &7
Emotional Learning- Supporting Children’s Home
As the saying goes: A family that plays together stays together. The family-like environment at the Bourgandi Children’s Home has made the weekly session with the children at Bourgandi an eventful, fun filled learning space. The GFF Helps Nepal team is invested in creating a safe space for emotional support. This month the session comprised of : basic self defense training, games, storytelling, story listening and moral science lessons.
Aimed at taking action towards waste-management and creative means of recycling and reusing. The Eco-Brick project initiated by GFF Helps Nepal is intended to empower younger generations to take part in the global call for action against plastic waste and environmental degradation. The project beneficiaries being junior school community school students who were taken for an educational tour to a recycling factory located at Bhaktapur, named Doko Recyclers. The tour was divided into a presentation/ touring within the factory. From recycling plastics, glass, metal, furniture’s, books, papers, and degradable compost, the tour was a fruitful experience as a means of out-door learning.
Supporting Specially- abled Children
Regulary monitiring visit and support is provided to Specially-abled children to enhance the basic muscle movement of students at Srijanshil School. This month GFF Helps Nepal team supported the school staff to help children with their fine motor skills. While, supporting the school staff in documentation purposes.
Exercising of fine motor skills with children at Srijanshil School, Chandragiri.
Women Empowerment- Menstrual Health & Hygiene Session, Kavre
Women’s menstrual health is not a popular issue in the discussion in different parts of Nepal. The lack of knowledge on the matter has largely affected women’s health. GFF Helps Nepal has initiated to bridge the knowledge gap to help women learn and make efficient choices for themselves Referral mechanism and a means of awareness were aimed at providing the women group in the village of Pachkhal, Kavre.
Supporting PNGO with Editing and Health Clinic
Monthly supporting The Child Development Society Electronic Bulletin is a means of harmoniously working alongside the Partner NGO- The Child Development Society. This months EBulletin was edited and sent to the CDS publishing team. Working in coordination with the PNGO in editing and designing has been ongoing for the past one year. There is also a constant requirement of a resource person in the CDS Health Clinic where the representatives attend to patients and visitors at the clinic and attend to toddlers in the Day Care Centre .
Joe FisherWhat does holistic education mean? – GFF Helps Nepal
In the capital city of Nepal, i.e. Kathmandu, many women have been given the opportunity to work, while it may not be true for most women within Nepal. The women empowerment project led by the GFF Helps Nepal is an initiative to fire the flames of embers rising within the women to rise from clutches of cultural and societal expectations.
While, several projects in the past were focused on helping women to be engaged with the aim of becoming self-dependent. In addition to the payments made to the women group for their hard-work in tailoring of eco-friendly accessories; honouring them with khada (cultural gesture of respect) and words of encouragement has been an eminent part of supporting the women in the process of this project.
The most valuable time was spent with the women as Mr. Krishna Prasad (PNGO CDS Executive Director) and Mrs. Samjhana Dhakal (PNGO CDS- Finance Manager), encourages the women from this project.
Observing World Environment Day
On 5th June, students from Bal Kumari community school gathered on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’. Several activities observing this special occasion, was conducted, such as: Clean-up campaign and group art work. Valuing the importance of the children’s educational classes in school, the sessions were conducted on two separate days one for each event. The excitement to both work and learn outside the classroom has always kept children interested and they have valued it. The students work in groups participating in art work as a part of observing and understanding the message of World Environment Day.
Sensitization on the theme – Only One Earth
Children from Bal Kumari school in-action to spread this message on World Environment Day.
Students from both junior and middle school enjoy their time in learning via art and group work. Although papers were used in conducting these events, it will be reused as lessons for future activities.
Supporting Children’s Home (Bourgandi)
The GFF Helps Nepal team love to be a part of the lives of children who live in children’s home here in Nepal. Therefore, engaging with children and empowering them with the emotional and educational support has been the major aim to help them strive higher in their lives. Considering the need of the children, GFF Helps Nepal were able to provide with Nepali – to- English dictionaries for these children. Over eight children were present at the time of distribution, with few extra dictionaries were distributed later on.
Weekly sessions with the children and engaging them in several activities seeking to promote the children’s emotional and educational capabilities through these activities. Such as: English Language Classes, General Knowledge, Singing and music sessions, indoor games, meditation sessions, physical exercises and therapeutic listening sessions and group discussions.
SUPPORTING DAY CARE CENTRE (CHILD DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY)
The importance of tending to the needs of children from a young age can bear fruits of immense strength and gratitude in the lives of these children.
Similarly, with the aim to support children of the Day Care Centre belonging to PNGO – The Child Development Society, GFF Helps Nepal team has been working to improve the lives of these children.
Joy and love has been feeding all of our souls as we work for children at the Day Care Centre in CDS Kapan. The most precious smiles are captured sometimes with a camera and sometime with our eyes. It steers our hearts with compassion and love.
It is always a joy to support children.
COMMUNITY WELLBEING ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Community school children of BalKumari Basic school in Kapan, have been receiving educational support from GFF Helps Nepal team. Regular English lessons have been conducted with middle school children. The sessions are kept light, enjoyable and very focused on improving -grammar, pronunciation, speaking proficiency, dialogue and overall English Language of the children.
Participatory Training with PNGO CDS
A two day’s Orientation on Basic Counselling skills for all the staff of PNGO was organized on 7th and 8th June 2022. During the orientation Resource Person and Psychologist, Mrs. Rama Karki facilitated the session with ease on key topics like therapeutic communication skills, quick screening skill, counselling methods, etc.
Since most of the staff of the PNGO work with vulnerable children and women from the brick kilns, sometimes the child needs psycho social support and women also require emotional support. In such cases, the staff can be a good listener and resolve issues at the ground level and refer the serious cases to the respective organizations.
The trainer also taught participants how to provide a safe space to vent about the children and women’s issues.
Joe FisherNepal working towards Emotional Learning
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