As the global pandemic has continued on, many have acknowledged that the impacts of COVID-19 go beyond the physical body. People all over the world are experiencing higher levels of depression and anxiety, and these conditions are exacerbated by isolation and a near constant sense of uncertainty about the future. This is a story of … More Mental Health Support in the time of COVID – A Story from KOSHISH
Article written by Dhiraj Adhikari, Climate advocacy intern, Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions. Article originally published at Third Way Cafe. Climate change is affecting communities all around the world, including those in Nepal where Mennonite Central Committee has worked since the 1960s. According to Durga Sunchiuri, program coordinator for MCC in Nepal, the communities he … More Climate Change in Nepal: How Those in the U.S. Can Help
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It is with both appreciation and sadness that MCC phases out of the community development efforts we’ve supported in Okhaldhunga District through various partners since 2010. This year we are especially grateful for our partner, SAHAS Nepal, whose food security and livelihoods work in Okhaldhunga we have had the privilege of supporting for the past … More Celebrating Lives Transformed in Okhaldhunga
This year, Mennonite Central Committee recognizes its 100 years of relief, development and peacebuilding service around the world! While MCC has been registered as an INGO in Nepal for just over 10 years, MCC first began sending volunteers from North America to Nepal in 1956. Most of these volunteers were seconded to UMN and INF, … More MCC’s 100 Year Anniversary!
On February 21, youth from throughout Thakre Rural Municipality in Dhading District gathered energetically to march through the streets with signs and slogans that sent a clear message to their community: say no to drugs! For many of these youth, active participation in this kind of a social campaign would have felt foreign to them … More Empowering Youth in Dhading
Attending school regularly is challenging for children in many rural areas of Nepal. The terrain is often rugged, the walk can be long for little legs, and particularly for girls, there is the expectation that they will stay home to help with household chores when needed. Despite these challenges, education is a priority for many … More Let’s Go to School!
Another of our partners, Shanti Nepal, has recently completed its 3 years of earthquake reconstruction programming in Dhading District. A huge congratulations to the Shanti Nepal team on the successful completion of extensive drinking water system and toilet construction schemes, support for rebuilding health clinics and irrigation systems, and livelihoods programming. Photos and captions by … More Completion of Earthquake Reconstruction Work in Dhading
Finishing well is the hard part. Often there is much excitement and energy around the beginning of a project and great anticipation of what it will accomplish. On Friday, December 20, however, we celebrated a great example of finishing well with our partner, Sansthagat Bikas Sanjal and their community-based implementing partner, Community Development Society (CDS). … More Finishing Well in Ramechhap