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KAVRE WATER PROJECT

Sustainable Sources to Serve the Society

 

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.

 

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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

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.

 

 

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RELIEF REACHES FAMILIES WITH MASK SAFETY

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.

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Bringing back the children’s love for reading amidst this pandemic

The GFF HELPS Philippines Team had successfully lent a total of eighty (80) children’s books and eighty (80) drawing materials to the equal number of children from the five (5) schools in the school villages in the District of Banga, namely, Agbanawan, Tabayon and Lapnag Primary Schools and Polocate and Sigcay Elementary Schools in Banga, Aklan, Philippines. It has been more than a year since the pandemic and schools are still not open for face-to-face classes, therefore, the books were collected by their parents during their retrieval of modules in each respective school. It was agreed that their children will borrow the books and could lend it to their younger siblings, do their activities together, ie., drawing, coloring , peer reading while their books are under their care until the opening of classes returns in August or September to which they will return the books to their teachers.

These are LP and the hardworking teachers of Agbanawan Elementary School on July 5, 2021.

This is the second beneficiary of books from Sigcay Elementary School, Sigcay Banga Aklan on July 6, 2021.

It was some time in June when we started communicating with the school leaders and presented our Mobile Library Project with them. We received positive feedback from the five schools and they really showed interest in partnering with the project amidst the pandemic. We then started sorting the books – per level and per genre – according to the needed number based on the beneficiaries per school. We then bought drawing materials in the nearest school supplies in the  town of Kalibo and started packing until we reached the date of the schedule for distribution which was on July 5th and 6th, 2021.

These are LP, School Head, and School Teachers posing in front of the School’s name in Polocate Elementary School on July 6, 2021.

The schedule of distribution came  and we went to these five schools located in the far places in Banga, these were schools located in the villages and we were happy for the warm welcome of the school leaders, teachers and the parents who were present waiting for their children’s books  and drawing materials. The teachers also submitted the list of beneficiaries per school as  a formal form for both the GFF and their school.

 

The teacher and the parents have been sending photos of their children reading the books and doing their activities. According to Sir Kynan, the school leader of  Polocate Elementary School,“It was a good thing that our GFF Mobile Library is back to bring back the children’s love for reading especially this pandemic wherein phones and TV are the only things that the children take time with.”

This is the fifth beneficiary of books from Polocate Elementray School, Polocate Banga Aklan on July 6, 2021.  

This is LP together with the beneficiary, teacher-in-charge, and head of the school in Sigcay Elementary School on July 6, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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VACCINATION DRIVE WITH KALIMPONG NGO NETWORK (KANGON)

21ST JULY 2021 & 2nd AUGUST 2021

The Kalimpong NGO Network (KANGON) which is a consort of all the NGOs registered in Kalimpong, organized a private paid vaccination camp on the 21st of July and 2nd August 2021, for the concerned residents of Kalimpong town. This vaccination drive was organized by Kalimpong Covid 19 Support Team (of KANGON) in association with Medica North Bengal clinic. This camp was held in Rockvale Academy, 9th mile Kalimpong and was inaugurated by the Superintendent of Police Mr. Pai.

The superintendent of Police visiting the registration counter

The registrants noting down the required details

 

 

 

 

 

 

The drive commenced a week in advance with the registration process with the setting up of 4 registration counters. In order to provide ease, the first 300 registrants were given a subsidy of Rs. 180 by Kalimpong Covid 19 Support Team, while the rest had to pay the full amount of Rs. 780.

In total, 640 individuals from Kalimpong above 18 years were vaccinated by 10 professional nurses of Medica North Bengal Clinic. While majority of the individuals received their first jab of Covishield, there were few who had come for their second vaccination.

Elderly citizens were jabbed in their respective cars

After receiving the jab, the individuals were taken to an observation room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the NGOs took active part in the vaccination drive and were assigned duties, which ensured smooth implementation of the programme. GFF Helps India Representatives took the charge of the registration process while the members of SOGG Bong, Chibbo and Pudung villages actively volunteered in logistics and photo documentation.

Volunteers from SOGG Bong, Chibbo and Pudung taking the concerned individuals for the vaccination.

Several booths were set up to ensure the safety of everyone

 

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Ginger Cultivation Training – India

Ginger Cultivation Training – India
In Deorali Gaon, Bong Busty (A rural village 5kms from Kalimpong town), more than half of the village practices the cultivation of ginger at least once a year. They have been doing this agricultural practice ever since they started to cultivate crops. Howeverthey are still practicing the traditional method that gives low yield and due to lack of knowledge about new techniques, they have not been able to improve this yield.  

Joe FisherGinger Cultivation Training – India
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