|The report contains the highlighted activities done by HISCUS in 2017/2018|
July 2017 – June 2018
Himshikhara Socio Cultural Society
Panipokhari-3, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 01 4245506/07
HISCUS-NEPAL is a non Profit Corporation and was established in 1998 through registration with Social Welfare Council. HISCUS is fully committed to promote awareness for the protection of Nepali traditional culture and strengthen the potentiality of different Nepali communities in maintaining their respective cultural heritage. HISCUS overall works for the betterment of less privileged Nepali people in order to translate this into the environment of syn chronic thinking i.e. planning for development through the perspective of saving native culture and traditional sustainability
Himshikhara Socio Cultural Society partnership with various government bodies, NGOs, CBOs, private sectors and individual donors is working on various aspects on peace building, education, environment and community development. It has been closely working with youths, women, community people, partner organization and other stakeholders. HISCUS Nepal is always supported by The Nestling Trust UK to attain its objectives. Their help for us is not only limited financially. This year HISCUS has successfully completed annual program activities of 2016 in close coordination with government agencies, I/NGOs, CBOs, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
VISION: Our vision is to become a leading national nongovernmental and nonprofit making organization while helping Nepalese gain social and economic well being through securing lasting peace, prosperity and conserving natural resources.
MISSION: Our mission is to help people from different backgrounds (socio-economic sectors, nationality, race, culture, faith, tribal, etc) to come together and work towards solving complex socio-environmental problems with new innovative approaches.
GOAL: Our goal is to work together with citizens of Nepal in order to attain their sustainable living while maintaining clean environment, peace and harmony in the society.
OBJECTIVES OF HIMHIKHARA:
- To support for conducting awareness and educational special program related to education and public health.
- To exchange multiple co-operation between the government organization. NGO, and INGO who are bound with similar objectives in order to promote Nepali culture and Tradition.
- To take initiatives for organizing special programs for the development, promotion and expansion of tourism and environment sector.
- To conduct community developments and skill development programs in the rural community.
- To endeavor for organizing special programs for the elimination of illiteracy.
- To organize various volunteer, training and capacity building programs in order to generate feeling of services among the youths.
- To conduct partnership programs among various individuals, communities, organizations, schools, colleges with an objective of promoting brotherhood, co-operation and co-ordination and to follow the “feeling of brotherhood”.
- To organize special types of educational program promoting our originality and family norms and values.
Programs Focused by Himshikhara Socio Cultural Society:
Himshikhara Socio Cultural Society focuses on the four vital issues that are needed to be addressed at the present scenario through the program called HISCUS Sustainable initiative program. The four major projects under this program are:
- The Sarangkot Nestling Home:
- Building a Shelter for the marginalized children.
- Scholarship project:
- Providing Sponsorship to needy children.
- Supporting learning materials, school uniforms to the needy children.
- School reconstruction, painting etc.
- Teacher Support to various Schools, Child Care.
- Before and After School Class.
- Health Initiative Nepal:
- Awareness programs in various health topic.
- Supporting some needy people for health recovery.
The Sarangkot Nestling Home: HISCUS – NEPAL is always focused on bringing together the skills and expertise scattered on different parts of Nepal. It aims to collaborate with various developmental organizations that put effort to serve the marginalized community, group and individual. HISCUS always believes that an organization is always bound with limited resources and manpower to accomplish their unlimited task. Thus, HISCUS is always eager to collaborate with various organizations that aim to serve the society and shares similar vision of equality. HISCUS- NEPAL carried out field observation to spread its working sector to tourism focused places. In the need assessment phase it was found that there are numbers of organization that are working for the betterment of marginalized group in the Provence area, but they lack some resources to continue their social work. HISCUS-NEPAL wants to build a transit home in Sarangkot Area of Kaski district with full support of The Nestling Trust UK.The main purpose of this home is to give shelter to those children who are deprived from their basic rights.
HISCUS-NEPAL is a non Profit Corporation and was established in 1998 through registration with Social Welfare Council. HISCUS is fully committed to promote awareness for the protection of Nepali traditional culture and strengthen the potentiality of different Nepali communities in maintaining their respective cultural heritage. HISCUS overall works for the betterment of less privileged Nepali people in order to translate this into the environment of synchronic thinking i.e. planning for development through the perspective of saving native culture and traditional sustainability
The Sarangkot Nestling Home is a hope of future to the number of children who are discriminated from their basic rights. It is not only a building made up of cement, brick and other construction materials instead will be a home and future for lot of children who will be staying there.
On 13th April, 2018 a dream came to reality when Sarangkot Nestling Home was inaugurated by Nara Devi Pun, in Sarangkot VDC of Kaski district, Western Nepal by Minister for Social Development Nepal of province 3, along with the Executive Director of The Nestling Trust, U.K Miss Susan Hamblin .At the special ceremony Nara Devi Pun was joined by Rana Bahadur Thapa Ward President, Members of the Political parties, representatives from Himshikhara and Alliance Nepal and the Nestling Trust UK.
This Home will also be a shelter for those children who are separated from their family, community and society. We will be working closely with the reintegration department of government in couple of months to bring the children in Home.
The project is initiated and funded by The Nestling Trust UK which HISCUS Nepal is closely working with.
Characteristics of Nestling Trust Home:
- Two-storey building having minimum facilities for children’s healthy living.
- Earthquake Resistance building which is safe and of a secured infrastructure.
- Child Friendly rooms with proper ventilator.
- Playground for children and good toilet and Bathroom to maintain hygiene.
Scholarship project under HISCUS Sustainable initiative Program is establish with a vision of transforming education to make it relevant in today’s world, works with educators and change-makers around the world, at the grassroots, national, and global levels, to ensure that students graduate ready to succeed in all aspects of life and in the twenty-first century economy.
Through Scholarship Project Himshikhara wants to contribute in education sector by achieving high performing school culture. And helping those needy and marginalized children who struggle to complete basic facilities to acquire quality education. Education field is complex and to bring result need to coordinate multi and cross sectors partners and stake-holders. There is also mismatch in the current education and the employee demand in the market. The project primarily focuses to change the education culture of Nepal. Activities accomplished this year under this project are listed below:
- Educational materials distribution: We usually see that many students do not have access to basic materials for proper education. Due to lack of stationery, uniform, school bag and basic stuff like umbrella, raincoat in rainy season students deny to go to school. With the objective of eliminating the challenges to acquire quality education for children. Himshikhara distributed various necessary educational materials, uniform and maintained library in Salyan Than Secondary School, Kirtipur and some school in Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Students were given stationery, uniform, school bag which also motivated them to come school regularly.
- After School Classes: Some students need extra care and guidance to do better in their study; It is found that only the parents who can afford money for their children are sent to tuition for continuous guidance. Through this program Himshikhara wants to support those children who need extra care, guidance to do better in their study. These children are usually from the marginalized background whose parents cannot afford money for their extra tuition fee. This year Himshikhra continuously ran two after school classes in Pokhara and one after school class in Chitwan throughout the year
- School /Community walls Painting and Reconstruction: Due to the constraints in resources, it is usually seen that many community and government schools building are not in proper condition. Some of the buildings which were destructed from the devastating earthquake two years ago are still not reconstructed .Some research also says it affected the psychological aspect of the children. This year Himshikhara constructed community wall in Chitwan and senior citizen home wall in Bhaktapur.
- Sponsorship to the needy students: Under this program Himshikhara is supporting to the needy and marginalized Students for their further study. Himshikhara this year supported two students Ganga and Jamuna for the study of Western Technical Institute. These two sisters were residing in a transit home called Alliance Nepal. The Nestling Trust UK supported us financially to build better future for these children.
- Himshikhara also supported Phurbu whose family couldn’t afford for her educational fee.
- The Creative skills school camp: The Creative skills school camp for children will help students develop inner strength and coping skills to heal from the fear and deal creatively in their personal life. Through this camp Children will find a different way to tackle their problems, trauma which will result the problem solver for society. This year more than 25 students were engaged in various activities learning the creative skills of solving problems in a difficult time, working in a team etc. Students were helped to express out their feelings through various games and techniques.
Distribution of warm clothes/Blankets to the needy people of Sarlahi district: During winter, some part of terai region gets much colder. There are some people who are discriminated by societal hierarchy and lack of warm clothes during winter. To help these people HISCUS with support of nestling trust distributed warm clothes to 100 people in Doom and Musahar community of Sarlahi district.
Women Empowerment Program: Still due to traditional thoughts and belief women are taken as secondary citizen of the country. Women, who are the main support of family are behind education and need to be financially dependent. Thus, with the objective of making women aware and also to support the goal of Government to make Kathmandu 100% literate zone, Himshikhara started two literacy classes in Hadigaun and Mitrapark on collaboration with Tri Shakti Club and Gyan Jyoti School.More than 50 women are being directly benefited from this program where women are learning to at least read and write.
Liquid Soap Making Training: HISCUS under the Skill Development Training program with the aim to empower women by providing skills for entrepreneurship which indeed will help to create an opportunity for them to grow independently conducted liquid soap training for two different groups. Forty women were able to prepare 48 liters of liquid Soap.
Hygiene awareness and Sanitary Napkin making program: HISCUS organized program entitled Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene and Sanitary Napkins Making Training to various women group on the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day at Kritipur. It was a collaborative program with Sakriya Sewa Samaj. 50 Women were benefited through this program where participants learned about the good Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) practices and also learned to make Sanitary Napkins.
Inorganic waste management and Key ring making training: Two days In organic waste management training was conducted on 3rd and 4th July 2018 to 22 women of Gyan Jyoti Community Learning Center by Himshikhara Socio Cultural Society. The training equipped the skills of reusing plastic into usable key rings. We are very Thankful Mrs Laxmi Rai, one of the participants of our previous capacity building training who facilitated the program.At the end of the program women made some beautiful key rings which can also be the source of income to them.
Health Initiative Nepal: HIN is a health division of Himshikhara Socio Cultural society. It believes in the motto of “Prevention is better than cure.. Most of the cases, people get sick or ill because of their behavior, the behavior directed by knowledge, the socio–economic and socio-cultural status. Thus, the program mainly focuses on Community and school health education and awareness program which are essential to make a healthy society. It also focuses on running various health camps for those people who are struggling to even fulfill their basic needs. Some of the activities run under this project are listed below:
Health Camp at various schools and Community: Under Health Initiative Nepal we are also running various health camps where basic health assessment service is given to the people of various communities. This sort of program is conducted to aware the people that regular healths examine are necessary to avoid the incurable disease. This year we conducted sixteen health camp in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. More than 3000 people got benefitted from this program.
Construction of 20 Toilets in doom community of Sarlahi district: 20 Toilets were constructed in Doom community of Sarlahi district with support of Nestling Trust. Total 100 people of the community got benefitted from this program.
Highlights of the Organizational Performance:
- On 13th April, 2018 a dream came to reality when Sarangkot Nestling Home was inaugurated by Nara Devi Pun, in Sarangkot VDC of Kaski district, Western Nepal by Minister for Social Development Nepal of province 3, along with the Executive Director of The Nestling Trust, U.K Miss Susan Hamblin
- Educational Materials/Uniform distribution in different schools where more than 800 children got benefited.
- Two after school classes in Pokhara and one after school class in Chitwan was run throughout the year for more than 100 students.
- Community wall in Chitwan and Renovation of Old-age Home in Bhaktapur was successfully completed.
- More than 100 students were engaged in various activities in Creative school Camp.
- Sixteen health camps were conducted where more than 3000 people got benefited.
- Two literacy classes started for the women who could not get education at their regular age from which 60 women are benefited.
- Various skills development training for the women where more than 100 women participated.
- 20 Toilets were constructed in Doom community of Sarlahi district where 100 community people will be benefited.
Planning for next year:
- To continue three major project of HISCUS Nepal.
- Effective operation of Sarangkot Nestling Home with 16 children.
- To research/assess and make profile of the children who are going to reside in Sarangkot nestling home.
- To run various program related to women empowerment.
- To collaborate with the local partners and stakeholder who can take ownership for the program.
- To conduct Basic Health Camp at some needy place.
Sustainability Planning: Himshikhara is working as a partner with The Nestling ,UK for creating favorable environment for the children in Nepal. The Nestling , UK is supporting us financially, technically for our various projects. Similarly, Vertical Ascent (Travel and Tour) is helping us to run various events on scholarship project. We are planning following activities to make our projects sustainable:
- Applying for grant in various agencies like DFID, UNICEF to support and expand the projects.
- Networking with various organization and corporate to support the project.
- Networking with local stakeholder to contribute on their behalf for the sake of ownership in various projects.
- Train and develop the capacity of staff to organize various seminars on proposal writing, report writing etc.