Research as Adventure: Reflections from Nina

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

Back to School!

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!

The Power of Youth in the Work of Peace

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

When Flood Waters Rise

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

Applications Now Open for Young Adult International Volunteer Program

MCC Nepal is looking for Nepali unmarried Christian youth (18-30 yrs) who are passionate about peace and community service to serve in 11-month volunteer internships from August 2018 to July 2019.  Volunteers 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 Young Adult International Volunteer Program

Learning and serving in Cambodia: Susma’s reflections

By Susma Rasaili, YAMEN Alumnus 2016-2017 Carrying too many feelings of excitement, nervousness, imaginations and doubt, I flew to Cambodia exactly 12 months ago. This was my first ever experience of leaving my country for a long period.  I had just finished university, and the YAMEN (Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network) program was something that … More Learning and serving in Cambodia: Susma’s reflections