This year MCC Nepal celebrates its 10th anniversary! While MCC has sent workers to Nepal for 63 years – most of whom were seconded to organizations like UMN and INF – over time we began supporting and providing capacity support to specific partners. In 2009 we became independently registered here in Nepal and began direct … More MCC Nepal Celebrates 10 Years!
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) – a global relief, development and peace organization – invites Nepali unmarried youth (ages 18-30) who are passionate about peace and community service to apply for the opportunity to learn and serve for 11-month terms from August 2020 to July 2021. Participants will live in a new culture while serving in … More Call for Applications: Youth Exchange Program
Last October our MCC Nepal Program Coordinator, Durga Sunchiuri, had the opportunity to visit the U.S. through the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions, and share about the impact of climatic changes on the communities with whom our MCC Nepal partners work. Climatic changes are a very real challenge to our partners’ work, as farmers regularly … More Climate Change: Impact on Nepal
Reflection by Megan Eisenbeis. Megan is a participant in SALT, an MCC Global exchange program. She is spending her year learning about Nepal and researching nutrition. As I start to settle into my new routine, I often need to remind myself to sit and enjoy my surroundings. From the first few days when everything was … More Stimulation of the Senses
One of MCC’s core values is “mutual learning.” This means that we do our best to share our experiences and expertise with one another and our partners – while also learning from the unique assets and knowledge of our partners and the communities they serve. We believe that a stronger program and lasting impact happen … More Mutual Learning
Reflection by Breyona Midgett, who is researching mental health issues in Nepal this year as part of the SALT program Natural Disaster. Resiliency. Hope. These are a few of the many things you find in Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal is decorated with multicolored, vibrant houses against the backdrop of aquamarine-olive hills and the bright snow-capped Himalayas. … More To Salvage A Life in Nepal: Reflections on Mental Health Reintegration
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!