This project directly results in poverty reduction, increased literacy, protection for children, rights for women, livelihood for families, reduction in HIV/AIDS. This project provides leadership training and financial resources for 125 trainers nationally to train 5000 people in leadership resulting in 3000 projects and 1000 Teaching Learning Communities that promote community development and the building of the nation.
Nepal is in transition stage with a nationwide need to train leaders. The training will enable leaders to address goals such as to eradicate extreme poverty, achieve higher literacy, promote gender equality, reduce mortality. Tatwa Timsina, head of ICA Nepal and Social Artistry Leadership Trainer explains, "The Social Artistry project in the village of Devdaha in Western Nepal is example of social transformation that has occurred. See http://www.jeanhoustonfoundation.org/sa_in_action.aspx#1.
Train leaders from all districts of Nepal, who will conduct training in their local areas for project leaders and new trainers. Combine training with small micro grants to project leaders in activated communities. Provide follow-up and support.
Training that empowers 5000 community leaders will ensure positive social development across the nation. Nepali trainers are responding to requests from Bangladesh and India for training there. Nepal may become the training hub for SE Asia.
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,738
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $49,262
Total Funding Goal: $60,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).