PHASE Nepal

To improve the living standards of people living in remote Himalayan communities, by providing immediate support and empowering them. Through integrated programmes in the areas of health, education and livelihoods, PHASE aims to support the most vulnerable (women, children, low castes, the very poor and people with disabilities) to break the cycle of poverty, by assisting communities and local authorities to lay the groundwork for a self-sufficient future.
Nov 18, 2016

Donate to Nisha Tamang Memorial Fund

Nisha was hardworking, sincere and committed to serving the poor and needy people. She had left an easy job of instructor in a medical college to work with PHASE Nepal in remote Sirdibas VDC, Gorkha district that was badly affected by the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015. On 8th August, 2016 Nisha was on duty accompanying a young mother named Preeti and her 5 day old baby. The women had serious postpartum infection and the baby had fever. Both were being airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment. Three other family members of the lactating mother were also on board. Unfortunately the helicopter crashed in Nuwakot and all the passengers including Nisha died in the crash.

Before her death, Nisha had promised her younger brother, who will complete his schooling this year, that she would educate him in Kathmandu. She would have funded his education from the salary she was drawing from PHASE Nepal. Unfortunately Nisha's death has put her brother's further education at risk. Due to the importance Nisha gave to education, PHASE Nepal decided to set up a fund to honor her commitment, sincerity and importance to education. The fund will be utilized to educate under privileged and needy children from Nisha's home village or from the village in which worked.  All of the staff at PHASE Nepal donated one day of salary towards setting up the fund which amounted to Nrs 260,305/ (US $ 2600).  $650 has been raised from GlobalGiving and Virgin Money Giving in the UK has raised 1752 pounds. PHASE Nepal hopes to collect US$25,000/- which will enable under privileged children to gain education.

Oct 25, 2016

Creating Model Classrooms, a new dimension in PHASE Teacher Training Programme

PHASE Nepal has been running a Community Development Programme in Bajura District since 2013. Bajura district lies in the far western development region of Nepal and is characterized by rugged topography and lack of basic physical infrastructure. Accessibility to the district is limited.

As per the estimate of the District Education Office, Bajura, the literacy rate among the population over 15 years of age is 40% with large discrepancy between male (59%) and female (22%). Similarly, the literacy rate of the population above 6 years stands at 56% with male literacy at 69% and female at 43%. In 2016 PHASE conducted a series of Teacher Training and School Mentorship Programmes in 11 schools in Kolti Village Development Committee (VDC). 58 teachers were trained and 18 outstanding teachers were provided additional training for mentoring their fellow teachers in the schools. In addition to providing teachers with the skills of interactive teaching methodologies, the best teaching practices training module contains a day of gender sensitivity training for the teachers. This equips the teachers with the strategies of creating girls friendly classrooms and school environment. It includes encouraging girls' students to participate more in classrooms and outdoor activities. One of the core mission of the projects is also to empower deserving female teachers as mentors. PHASE has been able to identify two smart, energetic and motivated female teachers who are now mentoring their fellow teachers acting as PHASE mentors teachers.

As the programme aims to improve access to and quality of education in Bajura district, PHASE will initiate a follow up project which will involve creating model classrooms in 11 participating schools. Model classrooms create positive and fun learning environments, proactively engaging the pupils. In addition, the model classroom will strengthen the capacity of trained teachers, trained and motivated teachers will create good and positive impact on the students. As a first step to initiate the follow up project, PHASE Nepal met with School Management Committee and teachers of Budhinanda Primary School in Kolti VDC in the month of August. The SMC and teachers of the schools were more than eager to initiate the follow up project.

They were thankful for the continued support PHASE Nepal has been providing to the school.

After the meeting, materials required to build the model classrooms was finalized in consultation with the SMC and teachers. The materials includes whiteboard, carpet and cushions, musical instrument(s), a sound box, water filter, dustbin and a first aid box.

PHASE will hold meetings and consultation with other 10 schools of the VDC to build model classrooms in those schools. The follow up support will be provided within 2 years' time. After building the model classrooms within the mentioned timeframe, PHASE will also support in the capacity building of the School Management Committee (SMC) and the existing school child clubs. The SMC will be oriented and trained as part of capacity building activity. Required funds will be provided to Child clubs to conduct their activities. PHASE will also provide refresher training to the teachers as per the need.

"I am very glad. PHASE Teacher Training has helped me a lot to develop skills of interactive teaching. But in the remote school like ours we severely lack supplies. Now our skills will be supplemented with the materials we have received from the model classroom project"

Birjan Shahi, Principal, Budhinanda Primary School, Kolti Bajura.

Oct 5, 2016

A pregnant lady was saved

PHASE Nepal ad commenced health programme in 6 remote VDCs of Mugu district since April 2016. Till September nearly about 2600 people have received treatment from the Primary Health care centre in the 6 VDCs. A pregnant woman whose delivery date had come started suffering labout pain but due to a condition called Polyhydramenus, a condition in which the water inside the womb is more than the required level, she had complications in her delivery. Ms. Kalika Thakuri upon examining the pregnant woman identified the condition of the woman and referred her to District Hospital for further treatment. PHASE staff coordinated with District Hospital and district hospital coordinated with Bheri Zonal hospital for the treatment of the woman. The efforts showed results and the woman was airlifted from Kotdanda VDC in Mugu district to Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalgunj. The woman had complications but timely airlfiting for treatment saved her life although the infant could not be saved.

 
   

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