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
This isn’t your average trekking trip—no pity tours or savior complexes needed here. We invite young-to-middle-age adults (18-40) to come, see, and be inspired by the resilience of the communities we work with in Nepal. At the beginning of their time in Kathmandu, participants will visit with KOSHISH and learn about the work that they … More Resilience: An MCC Nepal Learning Tour & Trek | April 2019
Having recently completed the previous phase of our 5-year Project Agreement with the Government of Nepal, we had the opportunity to look back and assess our implementing partners’ collective impact from 2013-2018. As a team, we are humbled by and grateful for our partners dedication to empowering thousands of people across Nepal!
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