Strengthening School Management Committees

This article originally appeared in MCC Intersections Volume 7, Issue 3 With the decentralization of educational governance over the past 15 years in Nepal, community participation in school management has become a vital component of improved quality of education. The government in Nepal has begun encouraging the use of School Management Committees (SMCs) as a … More Strengthening School Management Committees

Learning Trek

Opportunities for mutual learning are highly valuable to MCC.  One of the ways that MCC Nepal engages  in mutual learning is through Learning Tours.  For participants who come to Nepal, they gain the opportunity to hear first-hand stories of resilience that hopefully shape their opinion of “others” in a positive light (i.e. all people have … More Learning Trek

Call for Applications: Youth Exchange Program

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) – a global relief, development and peace organization – invites Nepali unmarried youth (ages 18-30) who are passionate about peace and community service to apply for the opportunity to learn and serve for 11-month terms from August 2020 to July 2021.  Participants will live in a new culture while serving in … More Call for Applications: Youth Exchange Program

Mutual Learning

One of MCC’s core values is “mutual learning.”  This means that we do our best to share our experiences and expertise with one another and our partners – while also learning from the unique assets and knowledge of our partners and the communities they serve.  We believe that a stronger program and lasting impact happen … More Mutual Learning

To Salvage A Life in Nepal: Reflections on Mental Health Reintegration

Reflection by Breyona Midgett, who is researching mental health issues in Nepal this year as part of the SALT program Natural Disaster. Resiliency. Hope. These are a few of the many things you find in Nepal.  Kathmandu, Nepal is decorated with multicolored, vibrant houses against the backdrop of aquamarine-olive hills and the bright snow-capped Himalayas. … More To Salvage A Life in Nepal: Reflections on Mental Health Reintegration

Sustaining the Impact of WASH Projects through Drinking Water User Committees

Stories of dilapidated water taps, broken pipes and rusted equipment with no means for repair are common in the development world. To help ensure the lasting impact of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives, incorporating community-level mechanisms for long-term monitoring and maintenance into project design is critical. In Nepal, government and non-government actors collaborate to … More Sustaining the Impact of WASH Projects through Drinking Water User Committees