All of us here at Language Development Center Nepal are very pleased with the progress we have achieved with your support. Here is an update from the work taking place in Dang District, with the Tharu community.
Community Groups: 5 Women's groups
Number of group members: 175 women
Each group meets once a month. Project staff is regularly providing support to develop their capacity through training, one-to-one coach and group discussion.
Literacy: 5 literacy classes
Number of participants: 143 (all women, 118 are group members)
Local facilitators, supported by supervisors, are leading classes six days a week to achieve goals of teaching women to read, write, and do basic math.
Words from the participant:
Sugani Chaudhary, Age 25, Lalpur, Manpur
“This program is helping me understand the importance of local skills, knowledge, product and market for sustainable economic development. I am very happy with this program and started family based income generation activities. We had literacy classes on goat keeping course and vegetable farming. This helped us to start vegetable production for sale and Goat keeping.”
Get One Give One gift program.
Project provide 36 goats to as a gift to 36 poor families selected by our community groups. Each group manages these activities. There is an agreement with group and members that within the next 18 months they will provide baby goats to another 36 families.
Chunki Chaudhary, Age 32, Karmatia, Dhikpur
Chunki Chaudhary got one goat as a gift from the project. She is very happy. She said, “I am using the skills and knowledge which I got from the literacy course about goat keeping. I am willing to support my other neighbors to start family based small IG activities. As our agreement with group members I am happy to pass gift as a baby goat to another member with in 18 months. “
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