LIFT project is implementing in Mugu, Bajura, Kalikot, Achham, Kailali, Okhaldhunga, and Udayapur districts with the financial support from Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. The objectives of the project are to increase collective actions for strengthened gender and social inclusion in the targeted communities for social structure and local development processes; to enhance the food production and livelihood status of target communities for strengthening their food partners in the project areas for community development initiatives; and to establish and strengthen CBO Networks to manage community development initiative in an inclusive manner.
SAHAS Nepal is implementing â€œPaila: Establishing a Model Food Secure Environmentally Sustainable and Climate Resilent Palikas" project in partnership with Felm (Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission) in Shibhalaya and Naraharinath Palika of Jajarkot and Kalikot district. The project strives for making climate-resilient Palikas by creating the entire Palika an environmentally sustainable, economically sound, and climate resilient. The project aims to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable and marginalized communities through the use of inclusive and equitable, and sustainable and climate-resilient interventions through three pathways: improving capacity in implementing climate-resilient and disaster risk reduction plans and programs; increasing food nutrition, nutrition, and income through climate-resilient, ecological agriculture, and green market enterprises; and bringing policy, institutional and programmatic changes necessary for scaling up and out of good practices ensuring rights of marginalized communities.
The project aims to improve the food security and nutrition of the marginalized families of Jahada rural municipality, ward #2 and 5 through improved farming skills and inputs, awareness raising on nutrition and balanced diet consumption, and strengthening the local farmers groups.
SAHAS Nepal has been implementing â€œSocio Economic Empowerment with Dignity and Sustainability (SEEDS)â€ programme in partnership with Stromme Foundation since November, 2014. The first phase of SEEDS (2014-2018) was implemented in Makwanpur and Rautahat districts. Similarly, second phase is being implemented in Rolpa district. The programme focuses on women, adolescents/youths and children of Dalit and marginalised communities empowerment and aims in achieving dignified life.
SAHAS Nepal in partnership with ChildAid Network is implementing the project entitled, â€œMobilizing village communities and empowering youth to promote Inclusive and Quality Education in public schoolâ€. The project aimed to provide access to quality and inclusive education for all children, create a child-friendly learning environment, improve school management through active community engagement, and strengthen the overall management capacity of SMC and PTA. It is mainly focused on school age children of 50 schools in 7 wards of Doramba Rural Municipality (25 schools) and 5 wards of Sunapati Rural Municipality (25 schools) from the very poor and marginalised indigenous communities like Thami, Pahari and Manandhar, school aged children who are unable enrolled in ECDs and school and girls who are at risk of not being enrolled in secondary class as well as unable to continue their education after completing primary school.
In Dailekh district, SAHAS Nepal has started the implementation of Biodiversity and Resource Management for Sustainable Food Security in Nepalese Mountainous Communities funded by SODI (Solidarity Service International e.V.), and Nepalteam Germany since January, 2019. The project will continue the implementation till the end of December, 2021. The project intends to improve community-based ecology for food and livelihood security of rural and marginalised communities of Dailekh district. The project will intervene in three different areas viz. strengthening food security situation, enhancing capacities of local communities on climate and disaster related risks, and increasing the capacities of civil society and local government. The project will benefit a total of 1,200 families from marginalised communities of Mahabu RM (Ward 1, 2 and 3) and Bhairabi RM (Ward 1, 2, 6 and 7). Following the end of the project, it is expected that the food security situation of the target groups will be enhanced, climate resilient agriculture technologies will be adopted and a member based network organisation will be formed networking the CBOs and MCs from the project areas.
Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal is implementing, "Inclusive and Quality Education for Girls in Bajura District Project" in partnership with the International Nepal Fellowship/UK which aims to promote inclusive education. The project is being implemented in 12 governmental schools of Bajura.
Climate Resilient Village (CRV) is an integrated approach to build community resilience to climate stresses through capacity building, demonstration of the site-specific climate-resilient technologies, developing knowledge and information sharing mechanisms, and mainstreaming climate change into the local planning process. SAHAS Nepal and MCC designed this project to implement in Phulkharka of Gangajamuna Rural Municipality in Dhading District. The project will address the climate change-induced problems of the three community-based organizations (CBOs) of the resource-poor, marginalized, and socially excluded groups in the project site who are most vulnerable. In addition, the project aimed to scale up the approach through local governments and Community Based Network Organizations (CBNOs) using the good lessons learned and the champion practices of the project as evidence. The project will also focus on knowledge documentation and dissemination using print and electronic media.
SAHAS Nepal in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Nepal is implementing the "Vocational Training and Rural Primary Education Project" in the Morang district. The main goal of the Vocational Training Program is to provide skills training to 109 (unique participants) that would help them with livelihood opportunities. This project is for the youths coming from the marginalized communities of Jahoda. This project also seeks to train the youth participants in life skills that will help enhance their self-esteem and give them skills to address issues of alcoholism and child marriage besides other issues existing in their communities.
SAHAS Nepal is implementing the "Sustainable Agriculture for Livelihood Security/Gender (SALS/GEN IV)" project in Rasuwa district. The major aim of the project is to improve food security and livelihood of smallholder farmers by integrating climate-resilient technologies and agriculture practices. The project also greatly contributes to enhancing the institutional capacities of CBNO where members will be capacitated for overall functioning with effective and efficient utilisation of the resources in coordination with the local government and other stakeholders.
SAHAS Nepal in partnership with LWF Nepal is implementing a project namely, â€œImproved food security and livelihood of the people affected by landslide in Gorkha district of Nepalâ€. The project is designed to respond to and recover the livelihoods of the people affected by the current landslide and also to contribute to rehabilitating the livelihoods of the people in the communities of Gupsipakha of Dharche rural municipality, Gorkha. This project includes rehabilitation of the road disrupted by the landslides for smooth access to market and other services. Similarly, the project also contributes to bouncing back the livelihoods activities of the communities disrupted by the earthquake in general and landslides in specific which could be high-value crops, home-based skilled jobs such as handicrafts, small hotel business, homestay, etc. which have a quick impact on relieving the livelihoods of the people affected
Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Nepal is implementing project, "Agriculture and Livelihood Project" in Morang district. This project aims to improve the food security and nutrition of the marginalized families of Jahada rural municipality-2 and 5 through improved farming skills and inputs, awareness-raising on nutrition and balanced diet consumption, and strengthening the local farmers' groups. 600 families will be directly impacted by this project in three years project period.
The project has been running in Okhaldhunga district with the aim to connect rural areas of Nepal providing access to road and market to the rural communities of the district. The project is being implemented in partnership with District Development Committee, Okhaldhunga.
This programme provides scholarships at school to poor, disabled, orphan and other students to continue their schooling. Each year new students are selected for the programme.
SAHAS Nepal, in partnership with Rosie May Foundation, is implementing the project "One Student, One Solar" in different schools of Mugu district. Students are benefitting from the solar, therefore now the darkness does not stop them from accessing quality education and learning every day. The distribution of the solar lights will help students academically and personally as well.
SAHAS Nepal, Stromme Foundation and Act Now have been implementing youth student exchange programme since 2015. The programme was started for mutual support of both organisations with the slogan of "Mutual Exchange for Developmentâ€. Youths are invisible in the part development activities, therefore to make them involved SAHAS Nepal has created the platform for youth exchange.Every year volunteers from universities, Norway and Nepal gets exchanged where they experience difference in culture, development pattern, lifestyle and organisational activities of their assigned organisation. During the exchange programme, youths will learn new language and culture, learn a new way of living and great deal about themselves, take active role towards poverty eradication, injustice, cross cultural understanding and make aware about the social issues. They share their learning and experiences in the community which will help in the holistic development of the community and their lifestyles. Apart from this this youth exchange enable youth to develop as leaders and help in youth leadership and development.
In order to create earthquake resilient safer houses after the mega earthquake of 2015, SAHAS Nepal implemented a project entitled "Building Back Betterâ€ in Thumi , Gorkha district with the financial assistance from Felm Finland, SODI, Nepalteam Germany. The project started since May, 2016. The project aimed to construct a total of 49 Safer houses and develop Climate Resilient Villages incorporating different technologies like s like Improved Cooking Stove, Pot Cleaning Slab, Toilet etc. The project also aims to form SAMVAD youth adolescence groups.