More than 3 years have passed since the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal in 2015, and Nepal’s rural communities are demonstrating time and again their resilience and ability to rebuild. MCC’s partner organizations continue to work diligently at supporting communities throughout the long process of rebuilding their homes and livelihoods. We invite you to meet … More Recovery and Resilience: Update on MCC’s Earthquake Projects
Pramod’s story is not unlike many others’ who live among Nepal’s marginalized communities. Although discrimination has been illegal for decades, families like Pramod’s often remain significantly disadvantaged due to deeply entrenched stigma in their communities. In this context, even sending a child to school in the face of such discrimination is an act of courage. … More Dignity Gained: Pramod’s Story
MCC Nepal is looking for Nepali unmarried youth (18-30 yrs) who are passionate about peace and community service to serve in 11-month service learning terms from August 2019 to July 2020. Participants live in a new culture while serving in places like schools, farms, NGOs and day cares. Placements are in countries where MCC works … More Applications Now Open for 2019-2020 Young Adult International Service Program
Research. To some the word means turning pages in heavy books, typing neat columns of words, and demonstrating academic prowess. For me as a SALTer in Nepal, it means motorbike rides through green hills, scribbling awkwardly bilingual notes on my clipboard, and gratefully enjoying the patience of my survey respondents as I ask sometimes silly … More Research as Adventure: Reflections from Nina
On the morning of January 22, 2018, representatives from MCC Nepal, Concern Worldwide, Chandrajyoti Integrated Rural Development Society (CIRDS), local students and members of the Mahadev Besi community in Dhading District in Nepal met to celebrate the completed reconstruction of the Janajagriti Higher Secondary School. The school had been badly damaged in Nepal’s 2015 earthquake … More Back to School!
We are grateful to have heard recently from our IVEP exchange participant from Nepal, Bisna, who is living and serving in Canada this year. Here’s a small glimpse into his experience so far: “I am doing good here. I am enjoying serving in the drop-in centre and getting lots of knowledge about Canadian cultures. We … More Living and Learning in Canada
According to Nepal’s National Youth Policy, youth make up over 40% of the population, and the country is increasingly looking to its youth to play an important role in Nepal’s development, growth, and sustained peace. Sansthagat Bikas Sanjal, with MCC’s support, is currently implementing a three-year Youth Leadership for Peace and Sustainable Development project across … More The Power of Youth in the Work of Peace
Applications for MCC’s one-year SALT and YAMEN young adult global exchange programs are now open for 2018-2019! Why should you consider joining our MCC Nepal team next year?? 1. Learn from and serve alongside experienced Nepali partners In Nepal, our work is partner-led, and we’ve been working with some of our Nepali partner organizations for … More Top 10 Reasons to Serve in Nepal!
Meet Milan Khadka, a 22 year old singer who lives with his grandparents in Mujhung, a small village in the Palpa District of central Nepal. When Milan was just 10 years old, both of his parents were taken by HIV/AIDS. A few years after their deaths, Milan too was diagnosed with HIV. When Milan was … More A Song in His Heart
The flood waters have long since receded in Nepal’s Morang district, but for families whose homes were destroyed by extensive flooding in August their process of rebuilding is only just beginning. MCC’s partner, the Brethren in Community Welfare Society (BICWS), has been reaching out to the community members it knows and loves by providing emergency … More When Flood Waters Rise