Since the 2015 earthquake, BRAC's work in Nepal has transitioned from providing immediate aid relief to building resilience in affected communities. Through programs that invest in the livelihoods of community members and integrate disaster preparedness components, including community health, girls empowerment, and skills development, BRAC aims to strengthen communities' capabilities to withstand future shocks and catalyze sustainable development.
Years after the Nepal earthquake, many communities have still not fully recovered. Many families still lack sufficient healthcare, education, and livelihoods opportunities. These needs must be met while also prioritizing building the capacity of Nepalese communities to respond to future shocks. BRAC is uniquely positioned to provide support due to its experience building resilience in post-disaster contexts.
With over 40 years of experience empowering communities with the skills and tools to lift themselves out of poverty, BRAC focuses on building long-term resilience and catalyzing sustainable development in Nepal. This project will train local women as health workers that deliver last-mile health services in their communities, provide skills and livelihoods training for youth, and empower adolescent girls with crucial life skills through girls empowerment clubs, or "Kishori" clubs.
Beneficiaries of BRAC's work will be empowered not only to lift themselves out of poverty, but also to uplift others in their communities. Nepalese women trained in community healthcare will deliver life-saving information and treatments to community members. Adolescent girls in Kishori clubs will be empowered as mentors for other girls in their communities. And youth in skills training programs will gain the tools to engage in livelihoods that spur growth in their communities.