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
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
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
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
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