With the remaining funds received during last period and with support from Visible Impact, our girls continued training more young girls from their village in Khairanitar. Young girls of Khairanitar have been enthusiastically learning extracurricular and new skills from their sisters.
The club activity has been going on in a full fledge. It is fully supported by the local community office and many young people and community people have been volunteering there. Our girls have managed to install a second hand computer system and whenever all of them have to be at the capital at the same time, they even counsel and continue their classes online. The young girls back at Khairanitaar have been enjoying learning through digital platforms as well.
We are proud that the small initiative which we started is somewhat creating a ripple effect and have started creating impacts on more lives. We will continue to support them in coming days and encourage on continuing this activity. With more fun, we could similarly scale up these activities and promote more of digital learning among community people.
With the funds received within this period and with support from Visible Impact, our girls have started training more young girls from their village in Khairanitar. Young girls of Khairanitar were really keen and eager to learn seeing their elder sisters excel in extracurricular areas.
During the festivities, the girls who were studying and working came back to their village. Hearing the interest expressed by other young girls, they decided to form a club to offer various classes and career counseling. The club is also partly supported by local community office. Our girls initiated the club activities during the festivities and decided to continue it online after getting back to the city. Some of them have stayed back to help families during the harvesting time also teaching the young girls in person during their leisure time.
We are proud that the small initiative which we started is somewhat creating a ripple effect and have started creating impacts on more lives. We will continue to support them in coming days and encourage on continuing this activity.
Our Sarathis who were recently trained on ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management’ have started conducting workshops at their full fledge. The workshops are being conducted in different schools across Kathmandu valley among adolescents. They have been covering the topic from Anatomy to Physiology to social topics like Role of Men in menstruation.
With the received funds, we have been providing the transportation and lunch cost to our Sarathis who have been voluntarily contributing their time to work on this cause. The cost also covers the expenses of stationeries used during the workshops. It is because of the funds we receive, we’re being able to continue our activism, mobilize and empower the young people.
With this kind and continuous support, we are more motivated to work for the cause, raise awareness placing our youths as leaders.
As the cases of COVID have drastically decreased over the last few months, our girls have gradually moved back to their normal lives. After release of some restrictions by the government, girls who went to Khairanitar during that period of time came back to resume their studies and extra classes.
Shristi (name changed) says “I am so happy to be resuming my regular classes at college with my friends as I have always preferred in-person learning.” Rita (name changed) who joined the Beautician training with the help of seed grant received has finally completed her course and working at a beauty salon nearby where she resides. “As the restrictions have been uplifted, beauty salons have resumed its full services. I got my recent job through my trainer at the academy. I have been earning enough to cover my pocket expenses”.
Through the funds received, our girls are empowered to support themselves and their family to some extent. We’ll continue to the support our girls to the fullest and make this approach sustainable.
A lot has happened during the past years and months. With nationwide restrictions being uplifted slowly, our girls from Khursanitar slowly moved back to their normal schedules. From attending their academic classes to resuming their learning of extra-curricular activities, they continued their various learning sessions from the seed grant they received.
During the season of festivities in Nepal, all of them returned to their village to celebrate and spend their short holidays with their families. “As I had a 5 days holiday from my classes, I decided to return home with other girls as I was missing my family and my village”. After celebrating the festivities, they returned to Kathmandu to resume their daily life and classes.
However, there has been a spike up in cases again and some restrictions have been imposed inside the capital. “It used to stress us a lost before but now me and my girls are used to it. Our families back home are also sensitized on the pandemic situation and follow the necessary precautions as required”, sayd Riya (name changed).
With the ongoing situation, some have decided to go back to the village and help their families while the some of the girls have decided to stay here and continue with their classes until a complete lockdown gets imposed.
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