Social media and digital youth are an asset for any nation, when given the platform to utilize it effectively.
Youth engagement and leadership program at a time such as the current pandemic crisis, is imperative given the number of dying opportunities and challenges.
Young people who access to internet in Nepal is at a constant rise.
Under the Youth Empowerment project, GFF Helps Nepal has opened space for young professional in the role of social media internship programs. As, Glenn Family Foundation believes in “Alte Pete” (Aim Higher), GFF Helps Nepal encourage youth to aim higher even at a time of crisis.
A young professional named: Abhishek Rai is currently enrolled as GFF Helps Nepal’s social media intern. The role of a GFF intern embarks the opportunity where the young mind can effectively coordinate with GFF team in terms of social media assistance.
GFF intern successfully led a virtual videography session under the mentorship of GFF Helps Advisor Ms. Minket Lepcha, for the GFF international team in the month of August.
In the midst of the pandemic families of the daily wage workers have lost their livelihood. The ongoing lockdown has left them even more vulnerable in the face of this crisis. The lack of support from the local authorities is an issue, affecting the safety and health of both children and parents.
CDS staffs mobilised to distribute reliefs
On 24th, June the joint support of GFF HELPS NEPAL and CHILD DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY (CDS) Nepal, reached out to over 30 families of daily wage earners, at CDS office Kapan.
Mother and child from marginalised communities come to CDS office to receive the relief
Keeping in mind nutrition and health deemed necessary to combat the third wave said to largely affect children. Hand tailored masks by the GFF women tailor group were handed out along with the food items at the time of distribution. Relief items were: Rice, sattu (gram flour), and for sanitation – soap and masks.
Over 260, hand-tailored masks prepared by the GFF women tailor group were also provided to the Bal Kumari school. The Child Development Society Education Officer Mr. Govinda BK hands over the masks to the school authorities to be distributed to the children.
Promoting the health and safety of children at the time of the crisis. It is infact the top priority of GFF Helps Nepal and Child Development Society.
Joe FisherRELIEF REACHES FAMILIES WITH MASK SAFETY
The fact that human beings are complex living beings demands that their body and mind be catered to during any medical visit or camp. This very fact guided us to organize a one-day multi-disciplinary medical visit at Srijanshil rehabilitation and special education school for the disabled located in Chandragiri. The school has almost 20 students with different yet unique needs, and most of them belong to a family of economically disadvantaged sections of society.
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
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the normal stressors of life have become more than bearable for a few vulnerable populations, that can result in chronic stress. If this chronic stress goes unattended or unidentified, it can lead to long term mental health problems, thereby reducing the productivity of the community people.
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.
Willyn CarrascalEvoking Imagination & Creativity through Digital Advocacy and Wallpainting
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
“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.
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