Nepal Country Programme
In Nepal, poverty is a harsh reality in the rural and mountainous district of Taplejung where we work.
The families living in this area have little or no income and therefore rely on smallholder farming to get food on the table. One key reason for the lack of jobs and opportunities for income generation is that the educational sector is severely challenged by the lack of government resources due to the remote location. The school facilities are often damaged, timeworn, and insufficient, and most teachers only have a 3-month long education after secondary school. Because of the unstable situation of their parents, many students are not attending school and it is common for teenagers to travel to the Gulf states to work under inhumane conditions to provide for their families.
To change these circumstances, we are working in Taplejung with the government and local authorities as a registered INGO. We have chosen this joint effort as it leads to a bigger and more sustainable impact for our projects and the district. We focus our work on given districts mirroring the approach of our Governmental Partners in Nepal. This focus will lead to higher impact. We are working with the schools in the district holistically by also implementing income generating projects to create a sustainable income and jobs for the parents and local communities.
Our local Human Practice Foundation Team in Taplejung is responsible for implementing our projects.