OPEN BLOOD DONATION PROGRAM

Social Service Week Ends Here With the Blood Donation Program.

Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) and Pokhara Christian Community (PCC) have jointly organized Open Blood Donation Program in collaboration with Nepal Red Cross Society and in coordination with Pokhara Metropolitan Office. Chief Guest; Mr. Man Bahadur G. C, Mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan city, expressed his gratitude to the organizers for conducting the event during this pandemic. ACN conducted blood donation event today after a series of other events from 22 Sept.2020 on the occasion of Social Service Week on the call of Social Welfare Council (SWC).

 

Altogether, there were 57 blood donors participated in the program.

Weekly celebration of Social Service Day is going on!

As a part of celebration of week-long 41st Social Service Day, ACN is also participating in the celebration organizing various events. On 24th Sept 2020 we have provided education materials; stationeries and uniforms to government school students. So far, we have provided 18 students out of 800.

Similarly, On 25 Sept. 2020 Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) and Pokhara Christian Community (PCC) have jointly organized a Discussion program titled, ”Role of Christian Community in Process of Social transformation”.

The program moderated by Mr. Rajendra Kumar Adhikari (ACN executive director). Three thematic experts facilitated the program; Dr. Kamal Phuyal facilitated the session “role of ACN and PCC in community transformation”, Mr. Ganga Datta (Prem) Subedi facilitated the session “role of the church in social service and Dr. Budhi Bahadur Thapa has briefed the overall program. Lastly the program concluded by Mr. Hariram Ghimire (Chairman of PCC). The program went very well. Some of the participants asked questions to facilitators and answered by the facilitators.

Altogether, there were 80 participants from ACN executive board members, staff, and PCC representative leaders, among them, 50 participants from virtual online.

 

Again, we would like to remind you about our blood donation program. Please join us on 12 Asoj 2077 (28 Sept.2020), Pokhara Kaski. 

#SocialSector, a sector of #NationalPride

41th Social Service Day

On the occasion of 41th Social Service Day, Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) has provided 850 pieces of surgical masks and 10 liters of Sanitizer to Blood Bank staff of Nepal Red Cross Society who are working in the frontline to collect/supply the blood. The event was coordinated by NGO Federation Kaski.

We, ACN family, have been able to participate Virtual Inaugural Event of Social Service Day (inaugurated by Honourable Prime Minister) that was organized by Social Welfare Council (SWC).

In addition, we have also planned the distribution of education materials; stationeries and uniforms, to the children from economically weak families in order to encourage them to continue their studies in the midst of COVID -19 Pandemic. And, we are also organizing a blood donation program jointly with the Pokhara Christian community in Pokhara.

We would like to welcome you to join us in the blood donation program on 12 Asoj 2077, Pokhara Kaski. 

Happy Social Service Day!

 

#SocialSectorNationalPride 

Food support for 429 flood and landslide affected families

Nepal went on almost three months of continuous lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and Coronavirus pandemic is getting even more severe in recent days. When the nation has been dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, the monsoon season has brought devastating floods and landslides in many districts in Nepal. Since the monsoon began in mid-June and it is still affecting many parts of the country. 278 people have been killed, 101 have gone missing and 202 are injured following landslides and floods events all over the country according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Authority (NDRRMA, 6 Sept 2020).

In July, monsoon has triggered landslides and floods in many districts and among them, Tanahun district was affected by landslides and Nawalparasi district was affected by floods. Which led to the loss of many lives, homes, and livelihoods.

 

ACN continues to stand with the poorest and the most disadvantaged communities in this crisis. For this, recently, we have delivered essential food relief packages to the flood and landslide affected families in order to support them in this difficult time.  

Nawalparasi district

ACN has delivered essential food relief packages to 400 flood-affected families in six villages of Sarawal Rural Municipality, Nawalparasi district in coordination with the Sarawal Rural Municipality. The relief distribution program was conducted from 3 Sept 2020 to 4 Sept 2020. All the affected families are poor farmers, sadly their cropland was washed due to flood water. Each household received 25 kg of rice, 5 kg of flour, 2 kg of lentil, 1 kg of salt, 2 liters of oil, 4 pcs of washing soap and 3 pcs of handwashing soap, toothpaste, brush and mosquito net. 

Tanahun district

On 24 July, just a day after the landslide incident, ACN reached the village with the essential food relief packages for 29 landslide affected families in coordination with the local authorities of Tanahun district. These family houses were either damaged or swept away by the landslide so they are staying with their relatives, nearby schools, and other temporary shelters. Thus shelter is one of the top priorities. In addition, there were also damaged footways and water drinking facilities. These families were also affected by the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown and they had not received any supports during the lockdown. Most of the families are belong to the Dalit group (so-called untouchable caste). All the families were so thankful for providing food packages at the time of crisis and local and government leaders were also thankful for the earliest response.  Each family received food items that would last a month for the family of four-member.

Being able to read and write, again!

My name is Rajkumari Tamang, 43 and I live in Shantitole -1 Pokhara. I am a homemaker.

ACN organized Continue Literacy (Adult literacy) Classes in our area in coordination with the ‘Himnadi’ Self-Help Group and I also joined the class. I had a very much desire for reading and writing. I had done my studies up to grade five. I did not continue with my studies so I had forgotten everything.

After completing the two months of the literacy classes, I have again recognized Nepali and English alphabets and numbers. Now I can read and write sentences. Before, I had to request to my daughter to dial the phone number for me but now I can find names from the contact list and make call on my own. I am able to write letters and write SMS on the mobile phone. Before, I had to request others to note contact number and write SMS for me.

I was able to achieve 3rd position in the exam after completion of two months of literacy classes and received certificate which made my husband and daughter very happy. Now my other friends who did not join the class, are regretting for not joining the classes and want to join class if it is conducted again. I am also a treasurer of my tole development organization. Previously, I faced difficulties to fulfil my duties as a treasurer as not being able to read and write and without basic mathematic knowledge. Now I am able to do this which makes me more confident.

Now I feel that I have received light in darkness. Now I can write SMS immediately in case of any emergency and share information. I ignored my age and joined the literacy class which helped me to read and write again. I have understood the importance of education and so I encourage others to do the same.

#InternationalLiteracyDay

#SDG4Education