CEFALS project has been implemented in 14 VDCs of Mugu, Kalikot and Bajura districts with financial support of BfdW and Felm Nepal. The overall goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of marginalized communities living in remote VDCs of the project districts by improving livelihood condition and socio-economic empowerment. The project is benefitting a total of 3,716 HHs from 137 CBOs (Mugu-51 , Bajura-46 & Kalikot-40)
SAHAS Nepal has been implementing the current phase of Enhancing Livelihood through Local Efforts
(ELLEP) Project since 2014. The project covers a total of 2,619 households organized into 108 CBOs
(Tanahun-40, Gorkha-36 and Dhading-32) from 11 VDCs and one municipality of three districts for
implementing food security and sustainable livelihood related activities.
SAHAS Nepal has been implementing “Socio Economic Empowerment with Dignity and Sustainability
(SEEDS)” programme in partnership with Stromme Foundation since November, 2014. It focuses on
women, adolescents/youths and children of Dalit and marginalized communities of 7 VDCs -Sakhuwa
Dhamura, Simara Bhanipur, Laxmipur Dostiya, Pratappur Platuwa, Bishrampur, Badahadawa and Gaur
municipality Rautahat and 3 VDCs - Churiyamai, Hadikhola and Padampokhari of Makawanpur. SEEDS
programme is being implemented in a total of 2,500 households (Rautahat- 1,500 HHs and Makwanpuir-
LIFT project has been implemented in Okhaldhunga, Udayapur and Lalitpur districts with the financial support from Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. The second phase of the project started since January, 2014 and benefitted a total of 3,474 HHs organized into 142 CBOs (Okhaldhunga-58, Udayapur-54 & Lalitpur-30). 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.
The project is implemented, since January 2014, in a total of 25 VDCs of Okhaldhunga district in partnership with 5 CBNO partners of SAHAS Nepal, which are Kotgadhi Shikhar Samaj (KOSIS) Nepal, Pragatishil Realistic Society (PRS) Nepal, Gramin Mahila Jagaran Samuha (GMJS), Sunkoshi Community Development Forum (SKCDF) and Likhu Demba Community Development Forum (LDCDF). The project focuses to improve nutritional status, enhance agriculture and livestock productivity and strengthen capacity of CBOs from the project VDCs.
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.
Sustainably Uplifting PVSE's Prosperity through Enterprise Realization (SuPPER) project has been implementing in Ganga Januma Rural Municipality (Ward No. 5, 6 and 7) and in Tripura Sundari Rural Municipality (Ward No. 1,2,3 and 6) of Dhading District funded by CARE Nepal since April 2017. The project aims to improve physical service through disaster resilient agriculture infrastructure of earthquake affected poor and vulnerable, women and adolescent girls and also to develop resilient livelihood of landless or small holders.
The project is implemented in a total of six VDCs (Mulpani, Salyantar, Baseri, Fulkhark, Agingchowk and Budathum) of Dhading district from October, 2015. This program was designed to provide technical assistance to the affected people to improve the quality of rural housing and orient people on concept of Build Back Safer.
In order to create earthquake resilient safe housing, SAHAS Nepal is implementing a project entitled “Reconstruction of houses in Dalit community” in Thumi VDC of Gorkha district with the financial assistance from Felm Nepal and Sodi Germany. The project started since May, 2016. The project aims to construct a total of 59 houses in Dalit communities in Thumi VDC, which is located in the remote area. Both Dalit households’ economic status is very poor and their educational status is very low. Most of the household heads are involved in seasonal migration work outside the village and some are working as guide and porters in trekking route.
Considering this, the project also aims to develop “Climate Smart Model Village” to promote climate resilient technologies in this settlement for livelihood improvement. Using the concept of Building Back Better, the project will promote climate smart technologies such as rain water harvesting and grey water management, solar, improved cooking stove (ICS), climate resilient crops, bio-pesticides, farmyard manure and climate information services promotes in the hamlet. In addition, SAHAS Nepal will coordinate with DADO, DLSO and other like-minded stakeholders to access agriculture input such as seeds, vaccination and medicine that are essential for livestock.
Nepal earthquake 2015 has led to the destruction of educational institutions leaving thousands of children and families vulnerable in terms of access to education and safe hygiene. Addressing this, SPF funded project “Rebuilding Education after Earthquake” is being implemented in Okhaldhunga in partnership with Street Child of Nepal (SCON) since June, 2016. This project addresses the risks to children through a multi-faceted approaches including construction of Transitional Learning Center (TLC) and gender appropriate WASH structures in 17 earthquake affected schools along with provision of specialized training to teachers related to resilient education after disasters. These structures are expected to last for five years and in long term serving over 7,000 children. Further, it will ensure to continue education even in monsoon or winter season and hence ultimately reducing the dropout rate of schools.
The overall goal and objectives of the project were construction of transitional school structures and gender appropriate WASH facilities to ensure that 3600 children in Okhaldhunga can return to school as soon as possible, with minimal disruption; and provision of specialized training to teachers and school management committee members to enable them to support the transition of students who have experienced trauma as a result of the earthquake and its aftermath.
Emergency Education Response of Nepal (EERN) project started from April 2018 with the financial assistance from Street Child Nepal and UNICEF. The main aim of project is to provide different Early Childhood Development, School and Recreational Kits which would help to enhance the learning horizon of the children studying, WASH and DRR training to Resource Persons, Local Authorities of districts in Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Sindhuli and Makwanpur districts.
SAHAS Nepal has implemented Early Livelihood Recovery Project (ELRP), which was funded by SHO and in partnership with CARE Nepal. The project was implemented in a total of 6 VDCs of Dhading district i.e. Salyantar, Aginchok, Mulpani, Budathum, Baseri and Fulkhark since November, 2015. The project was designed to support the most vulnerable and earthquake affected households of the rural areas to uplift their livelihood through on farm and off farm based activities and strengthens the capacity of community as well.
The objectives of the project are to improve livelihood of farmers through support in on farm and off farm based activities by the end of the project, and to promote new technologies among farmers for increasing the sources of income as well as market linkage in cooperation with VDC level cooperatives.
The beneficiaries of the project are fully damaged households, who are involved in agriculture and belonging to Dalits, ethnic minorities and marginalized households.
SAHAS Nepal has been implementing PERI Project in 6 VDCs i.e. Ragani, Rawadolu, Khijifalate, Khijichandeswari, Khijikati and Bhusina of Okhaldhunga by the financial assistance of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). The main objectives of the project recovery and improvement of livelihood, capacity building on improved vegetable production and goat raising techniques, rebuilding of damaged irrigation canal and support for construction/renovation drinking water systems and toilet construction.
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 Development”. 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.