Let’s Go to School!

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!

Completion of Earthquake Reconstruction Work in Dhading

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

Recovery through Coordination: Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of the 2015 Earthquake

This excerpt is from an article originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of MCC Intersections.  Click here to access the full article. By Avash Karki and Ryan Fowler The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal is an event etched in the memories of many Nepalis. The immense damage brought on by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake took the lives of nearly 9,000 people, caused around 22,000 severe injuries and destroyed more than … More Recovery through Coordination: Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of the 2015 Earthquake

Celebrating Earthquake Recovery Work in Southern Lalitpur

A big congratulations and thank you to our partner, RICOD, on the successful completion of 3 years of earthquake reconstruction programming in remote areas of southern Lalitpur District.  MCC and RICOD supported latrine construction, WASH activities, water systems, agricultural trainings and supports for restored livelihoods, mason training for earthquake-resistant construction, and top-up support for housing … More Celebrating Earthquake Recovery Work in Southern Lalitpur

Celebrating Earthquake Reconstruction Efforts in Okhaldhunga

A big congratulations to our partner, SAHAS, as well as to our MCC team, on the successful conclusion of the 3-year Post-Earthquake Recovery Initiative in Okhaldhunga District! Janukadevi Sunuwar is a keen tailor who spends most of her time sewing clothes at her home in Khijichandeshwori, Okhaldhunga. After receiving training and seed money from SAHAS, … More Celebrating Earthquake Reconstruction Efforts in Okhaldhunga

From Migration to Meaningful Work

Migration from rural to urban Nepal and abroad is having a massive impact on Nepal economically and socially.  Nepal’s Department of Foreign Employment reports that an average of 1,750 people leave Nepal every day to migrate for employment, the majority headed for Gulf countries.  While remittances contribute toward poverty reduction in Nepal, migration can also … More From Migration to Meaningful Work

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