Aug 14, 2020

Relief Fund for Coronavirus Pandemic Victims

ADWAN’s beneficiaries are low-caste, marginalized, poor Nepali women andchildren.  Most live in remote rural areas isolated by ignorance, gender bias and the caste system, as well as marginalized in their families and communities. In one of the poorest nations in the world, Dalit women and girls are among the most vulnerable and the last to receive any education. 

ADWAN always stands for the vulnerable people when they need help. We are the first responder after we’ve got the information from the affected area. Our board along with staffs have connection with local government authority and actively involved to select appropriate beneficiaries. We involved two boards, 2 staffs and 6 volunteers in Chitwan and Gorkha district. Special emphasis was placed on the neediest families. We also involved member from the local government authority to ensure that we identified real needy and poverty-stricken families. Member of local government gave us adequate cooperation in this regard.

The needs and priorities are changed in comparison to the start of lock down. Situation has been worsening with the uncertain extension of lock down. At its start, the daily wage earners in informal sectors were seen as the most vulnerable groups because they used to fulfill hand to mouth problem by daily wage earnings. But long time duration of deadlock has impacted their stable economic condition as their source of income has been stopped, the alternate source of income from their husbands’ foreign employment, and Dalit’s professional work for tailoring in market place or in garments has been completely closed. Earlier only the most vulnerable groups faced economic crisis vastly but at present situation women of better position are also going through the critical condition. They are in the situation of starvation. All the people need food support in present condition.

The family head that received our relief items passed very positive comments. During visit of our Office staff members they interviewed a lot of affected people. The affected families appreciated our efforts as they received relief good items in timely manner. They said that ADWAN has selected genuinely affected and the poorest families who have no other alternative to provide food. Local people assisted our team members during distribution as they were satisfied with our beneficiary selection and quantity of food and hoping for more if lock down go for more days.

There is no work to earn; the poor villagers are passing days half-fed, the children’s are waiting for food. ADWAN knows that, the relief was insufficient according to their needs, but lack of fund crisis we are unable to distribute more food for the affected people after having huge demand of community people. To support them we need financial support from our friends, well-wisher and development partners. The GG supports will be very encouragement to the lock-down affected peoples to survive from the starvation.   

Jun 29, 2020

Send 50 Girls to high school in Nepal

The pandemic spread of Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has significantly disrupted every aspects of human life, including education. The alarming spread of the corona virus caused a havoc in the educational system forcing educational institutions to shut down. According to a UNESCO report, 1.6 billion children across 191 countries have been severely impacted by the temporary closure of the educational institutions.

As the consequence of the lockdowns, schools and universities in Nepal have been temporarily closed for plus 3 months now. As of the second week of May 2020, UNESCO (2020) estimates that nearly nine million (8,796,624) students in Nepal are affected due to school/university closures in response to the pandemic. Out of this number, 958, 127 (11%) are in pre-primary, 2,466,570 (28%) are in primary, 3,463,763 (39%) are in secondary and 404,718 (5%) are in tertiary education. Because of the compulsory closure of schools and universities for a considerable period of time, the education system has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning whereby teaching and learning is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. However, there are many challenges around equitable access to e-learning, who are living in remote areas and don't have internet and other services.

The SEE result has been postponed several time due to the corona pandemic. The education ministry of Nepal decided and relayed the order to all the educational institutions to complete the mark-sheet of each student according to his/her performance of grade 9 and 10. Now, all the educational institution is preparing the SEE result, hope we will able to see the result soon. Still all people are in confusion, what after SEE result? How to get admission? How to join e-learning, how to buy educational stuffs? May be government of Nepal will develop the tools for admission, e-learning and other educational stuffs but girls of this project are from hill side where electricity supply has been connected but rarely have electricity and no internet excess. Due to the disturbance of electricity and lack of internet more girls won't involve into the e-classes.

From the installments received from GG, we are in-line to select 18 girls of the target 50 deserving girls to send high school in 2020. That is why we hope your generous support will continue and we kindly request your help for the 32 remaining girls by donating again at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-50-girls-to-high-school-in-nepal/.

Also, please share this link with your family, friends and relatives because your small support make a big impact in the lives of many poor girls in rural Nepal. We at ADWAN express profound gratitude for the consistent and generous support from kind-hearted people like you. Together, in partnership, we will continue to be an agent of change for Dalit as well as other marginalized, poor women and children in Nepal. Special thanks from the bottom of our heart go to GlobalGiving team for creating such a wonderful platform and supporting needy people all over the world.

Mar 2, 2020

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We extend our deepest gratitude to all our donors for giving the light of hope to poor, needy girls from the remote areas of Nepal. In Nepal, only 1 in 5 women can properly read and write.Sending girls to school is a last priority in these rural, marginalized communities, where people have lived hand to mouth for generations. Even when given the chance to go to school, many obstacles make the likelihood of staying in school overwhelmingly challenging by having to work at home. In addition, girls tend to drop out of school prior to gaining admission to higher grades because their families, especially those with three or four children, simply cannot afford the costs for school fees, school maintenance, insurance, books, pens and uniforms. To make matters worse, colleges (where high school grades 11 and 12 are offered) often require large deposits paid up front at the beginning of the school year, as impossibility for families who work day jobs for daily subsistence wages. Often the most insurmountable obstacle is the shortage of accessible colleges, requiring students to travel to other towns to attend higher grades. These costs can be prohibitive. This is why ADWAN is committed to providing financial support to these girls enabling them to reach their full potential through receiving a quality education relevant to their needs.

Education, ADWAN believes isthe most lasting and effective way we can help girls and their families to escape from the cycle of poverty. It also represents a double investment – an investment in the girls but also an investment in the future of their family, society and country as well. The scholarship program operates primarily in rural areas where the poor make up nearly 50% of the population. Starting in 2008 with only 10 girls, the program has expanded and currently supports 1240 girls - the first women in their families to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.  

GlobalGiving fund for 2020 and 2021 is designated for the girls who will pass the SEE (Secondary Education Examination) in 2020. The SEE exam is going to start from 19th March and complete in 30th March 2020. The result will be published in May 2020. We will select the most deserving of the needy girls once result has published. From the installments received thus far from GG, we will able to send only 18 girls of the target 50 deserving girls to high school in 2020. That is why we hope your generous support will continue and we kindly request your help for the 32 remaining girls by donating again at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-50-girls-to-high-school-in-nepal/. Also, please share this link with your family, friends and relatives because your small support make a big impact in the lives of many poor girls in rural Nepal.

We at ADWAN express profound gratitude for the consistent and generous support from kind-hearted people like you. Together, in partnership, we will continue to be an agent of change for Dalit as well as other marginalized, poor women and children in Nepal. Special thanks from the bottom of our heart go to GlobalGiving team for creating such a wonderful platform and supporting needy people allover the world.

 
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