Brief Summary

1) Schooling Support in Kathmandu for underprivileged and orphaned children:

CP Nepal has been supporting underprivileged and orphaned children for education with hostel services. All these students stay and study private English Medium Schools. The Himalayan Children Charity, USA, generously funds this program.

  

At the holidays or on the schools’ leave, these students come and stay in-group home (informally known as Khusighar (Happy Home), which is mainly designed for youth students. In this group home, the house parents and the senior students coach them on moral values, life skills, socialization etc. Besides that the house parent counsel and help them on their personal issues and senior students helps them on weak subjects. In this group home, senior students help these younger students in their studies and their respective chores. This group home gives them a home environment; so that a sense of family is developed amongst all our students.

  The cost of sponsoring one student is $ USD 2,000.00 that covers all the school’s expenses and their personal expenses for one year.  

These students get the following support through the program:
   • Paid all school fees to go to an English medium school (for better quality education) with hostel facility.
• Paid for extra coaching classes in weak subjects
• All stationary items, books and supplies along with a nice school bags to take their books to school. (Normally students in Rural areas don’t have a school bag)
• Paid for personal hygiene materials, medical treatment etc.
• All needed cloths and extra activities
• Extra Coaching, counseling on: Early marriage, carrier, family planning, women rights, violence, entrepreneurship etc.

The cost is high here as these children/youths go the good private English Medium Schools/universities in Kathmandu. Being an orphan, we have to cover all the expenses.

2) Empowerment Through Education (ETE):

Through this program, we are supporting 553 students in Dang who are either:
• Ex bonded slaves, sold by their own families
• Siblings/ children of ex bonded daughters
• Children who are dropping out of school and work as child laborers
• Children who have been rescued from child labor
• Children who are at risk of child labor

These students get the following support through the program
• Paid all school fees to go to an English medium school (for better quality education), some go to Government run public schools as feasible.
• Paid for extra coaching classes in weak subjects
• All stationary items, books and supplies along with a nice school bags to take their books to school. (Normally students in Rural areas don’t have a school bag)
• Paid for personal hygiene materials, toothpaste, toothbrush, bathing soap, detergent soap, and sanitary napkins for girls.
• A pair of school uniform, 2 pairs of school shoes, 1 pair of slippers, warm sweater for winter and a pair of home Dress
• Extra Coaching, counseling on: Early marriage, carrier, family planning, women rights, violence, entrepreneurship etc.

The cost of sponsoring one student is $USD 300.00 that provides all the above-mentioned support throughout the year.

3) Bicycle Allocation program:

In Dang, most of the students have to walk for almost an hour to get to the school. Bicycles are used as a common mode of transport to carry firewood form nearby (2 hours away) forest and other household chores.


CP Nepal has been providing bicycles to students in the area who are doing well in studies to encourage them to stay in school and finish grade 10. It was found that most of the female students were dropping out of school when they reach grade 6-7, and are of age 14 and higher. Thus, we started giving out bikes to the girls of grade 7 and made it clear that unless they stay in school through grade 10, the bikes will be taken back. This has encouraged the families and the daughters to keep them in school. The dropout rate has decreased since then. It costs USD$ 100 to buy a Bike in Dang.

4) Mothers groups support Program:

Illiteracy and poverty is a major factor for most women in Dang, since they were all bonded in their young age, they never went to the schools. When we had a meeting with the women in 2010, they were not so supportive of their daughters going to school rather than helping out in rice fields. So, we provided them with Literacy classes. Since then, the mothers have come together and formed groups where they run small micro credits. They save Rs 20-100 from each member per month and use that money as a loan for income generative activities. This has helped them to stay away from Landlords who charge high interest and make them work as a bonded slave for free.


The money they collect together is not huge, so CP Nepal provides Rs 10,000 to each group once they have run independently for a year. And RS 10, 000.00 next year. Still, they have not sufficient funds to borrow for their small projects.
You can support on different subjects here: Literacy Classes, entrepreneurship training, support on micro-credit/Co-op.

5) Sickle Cell Anemia Screening:

We have been conducting health checkup camps for Tharu people in Dang, who are predisposed to Sickle cell disease due to their genetic condition. This is a collaborative project with University of British Columbia medical students (UBC’s medical students through IWEN, Canada).
We check for sickle cell traits in the people through screening process, and then positive cases are sent to regional hospital in Nepalgunj for Electrophoresis test to confirm the disease.

6) Support to Mentally Challenged Females:

CP Nepal continues to support Sungava- Mentally Challenged Females’ Support center, its only Kathmandu program, with educational assistance for its mentally challenged women. This center provides day care facility to 16 women living with Down syndrome. Our support provides them with lunch, bus fare to come to the center and different sorts of training classes usually, knitting, sewing, drawing, dancing etc.
Mentally challenged people are regarded as animals in Nepal (sadly that is our reality). Unless, we provide them with some support, they will be locked up or chained in their own homes and refrained from doing any social activities.

7) Constructions:

Classrooms/School:

CP Nepal has been helping to build classrooms to needed schools. We have so far built thirteen classrooms in different schools in Dang and Tanahu.
Immediately after the earthquake, we made a primary school at Kavre district, 4 classrooms at Janata Higher Secondary Schol, Tanahu and 2 schools being built in Gorkha with the help of Developing World Connections and IWEN-Canada at the moment.
In general, to make a primary school –seven classrooms, it costs around USD$ 50,000.00
Individual Houses: CP Nepal is planning to make houses for extremely poor families in Deukhuri, Dang district of Nepal. It will cost USD$ 5,000.00
Toilets: CP Nepal has been helping to poor families to build a toilet. It costs USD$ 150.00.

If you want to support or have any questions regarding these projects/program; please write to us:

Please contact:
Dinesh Raj Sapkota,
Director,
Creating Possibilities Nepal
creatingp@gmail.com

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