Nepal

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.

Willyn CarrascalEmpowering Women and Supporting Children with Additional Needs
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Volunteering in Nepal

Volunteering in Nepal

No one has ever become poor from giving.” – Anne Frank.

December 5th marks the International Volunteer Day and the theme “Together We Can Through Volunteering” fits rightly so. Having been in Kathmandu Valley for almost a year and witnessing the transition of Covid-19 phases has indeed been a humbling and enriching experience. The very process of all the volunteers of GFF Helps International coming together from various parts of the world and joining hands to create a difference in our own initiatives towards the country that we have volunteered has been a fulfilling experience.

Willyn CarrascalVolunteering in Nepal
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Srijanshil Rehabilitation & Special Education School For People With Additional Needs

Srijanshil Rehabilitation & Special Education School For People With Additional Needs
GFF HELPS has been visiting Srijanshil Rehabilitation and Special Education School for the Disabled and working closely with the children. Through the method of storytelling, children with disability were engaged in creative sessions like painting, dancing, music and film screening.

Willyn CarrascalSrijanshil Rehabilitation & Special Education School For People With Additional Needs
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International Sign Language Day

International Sign Language Day
International Sign Language Day is celebrated on 23rd September every year. The theme for the International Day of Sign Languages 2020 is “Sign Languages are for Everyone“. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has issued a Global Leaders Challenge to promote the use of sign languages by local, national, and global leaders. Keeping this theme, GFF Nepal, GFF India and GFF Philippines got together to celebrate the day. During the weekend i.e. 26th and 27th September, storytelling sessionwere  held where GFF HELPS Philippines Local Representative, Miss Lady Peace Remaneses who is a volunteer with Deaf community in her hometown taught children an American sign language.  

Willyn CarrascalInternational Sign Language Day
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‘Connecting the Dots’ – a Series of Webinars for Young People

‘Connecting the Dots’ – a Series of Webinars for Young People
A group of 11 enthusiastic and motivated youths representing Symposium On SDG Committee from Kathmandu University, Sustainability Week Kathmandu, Child Development Society and Delegates of Global Goals Model United Nation have launched the weekly webinar for the implementation of the each and every SDG with their emerging issues in the context of Nepal against the backdrop of Covid19
pandemic.

Willyn Carrascal‘Connecting the Dots’ – a Series of Webinars for Young People
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Teens’ Cafe – Providing a Safe Space for Adolescents

Teens’ Cafe – Providing a Safe Space for Adolescents

A study titled ‘Rapid Systematic Review: The Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness on the Mental
Health of Children and Adolescents in the Context of COVID19’ found that due to the social isolation (as a measure to contain COVID-19 transmission), young people were as much as 3 times more likely to
develop depression in the future with its impact on mental health expected to last up to 9 years later.
The investigators pointed out that there will be a spike in the young people suffering from or seeking
help for mental health issues.

Willyn CarrascalTeens’ Cafe – Providing a Safe Space for Adolescents
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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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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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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:

Joe FisherFriendship Through Stories During COVID-19 Lockdown
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