After the massive earthquake April 2015 many women were living in fear and sorrow as they had lost their loved once and property as well. So the Home Net Nepal started conducting activates like playing games, singing, dancing and channelizing their mind towards productive activities. This exercise helped them to get away from their fear of earthquakes and the terror that they had faced.
Initially they did not have any place to conduct the activities. The activities were conducted either in the open place or in the classrooms, if they get permission. There was no privacy and lot of disturbances in the open place. At the request of Home Net Nepal, NJSI build seven Women Safe Space in Panga, Khokana, Badikhel, Techo and in Chapagaun of Lalitpur District.
Now as they have common hall, many activities are being conducted for women. The activities like adult education, agriculture and animal husbandry training and many awareness program like various violence on women and the rights of women are going on. Women are very happy and have developed the self-confidence. They are able to express themselves and have come out of their fear and trauma.
NJSI is continuously responding to the needs of the people in earthquake affected area. As the water resources had dried up in Rakathum village, people had to walk for two hours to fetch drinking water from the river. NJSI took up the task of supplying water to the village from the water resource which was available, far from the village. The work of fixing 5 km drinking water pipe line was started in the month of June 2016, but it could not complete since the water pipe line was going through the fields and the fields were full of seasonal crops. As the crops were harvested, NJSI could begin the work of fixing water pipe line and it got completed on 18th December 2016.
The water is now supplied through the pipe line and the people have safe drinking water in the village itself. They don’t have to go far distance to fetch the drinking water. People are very happy and grateful as they get water in their village.
NJSI had supported 11boys and 6 girls from Dhading Districts for computer, electrical and tailoring courses at Don Bosco Institute of Engineering & Technology, Thecho, Lalitpur. 11 boys completed computer and electrical course on 27th September 2016.
6 Girls and 1 Boy completed tailoring course on 23rd December 2016. During this course the trainees were assisted to inculcate discipline and good habits, that makes them a different persons and look at their lives positively. On this day there was Christmas celebration cum distribution of the certificate along with work book that they had prepared during the training. During this ceremony the students performed dance and carol singing. The tailoring students were given farewell and best wishes as they leave the institution.
The students were happy for the support of NJSI and they expressed their gratitude as they had learn a lot from this course. This course gave them new sight for the development and made them a new person.
NJSI organized orientation programme from 10th to 11th December 2016, for the parents of special children in Khareltok-4, Kaverpalanchowk. This special children study in Shree Bhagwati Higher Secondary School in Khareltok-4. This school is one of the six government schools which caters the need of special children from various districts. At present there are 12 boys and 16 girls staying in this hostel.
The six resource persons from education department were arranged to orient the parent of these children. During this training parents were given the awareness of taking care their special children as they need special care and love. The response of the parents was good and 28 of them participated in this programme. They were happy as they were taught to meet the needs of the children.
Shree Banaspati Primary school is located in khorbhanjyang VDC, in Lalitpur district. The school runs from ECD to five classes. There are three school buildings and two classrooms in each buildings. Four government teachers and two private teachers are involved in teaching the 70 students.
After the devastating earthquake, the three school buildings were damaged. Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) built two buildings and the one remain damaged. The students have to attend the classes in the open area. The school also lacks water and toilet facilities. NJSI will support the one building which remains unrepaired and will help the students as per their needs.
People in Chapadi village of Rakathum VDC are grappling with shortage of drinking water as the water sources dried after the 25th April earthquake. Nepal Jesuit Social Institution, had made an assessment to fix 5 Km water pipe line in the month of June 2016. The work could not continue as the pipe line was going through the fields. As the harvesting season is over NJSI has continued a project of fixing 5 km water pipeline for the Chapadi village in Ramechhap district on 5 Dec, 2016. Now very soon the people have water in the village.