In Commemoration of Nepal Earthquake of 2015

Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on 25th April 2015, which was followed by aftershocks, more than 9000 lives were lost, 22000 were injured and more than half a million were left homeless. In the aftermath of the devastating Gorkha earthquake, ACN launched a long term program called “Disaster Resilience Assistance Programme”.  ACN was one of the first organizations to respond with all its capacity and it reached out to 15,000 affected families with emergency relief packages in its early relief phase. ACN’s intervention came in three phases. Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction and Rehabilitation. 

Four years after the devastating earthquake, we would like to share a video of ACN’s long term programme in response to the devastating Gorkha earthquake of 2015. See, how ACN had been able to support the poor and disadvantaged communities in their rehabilitation by reconstructing community infrastructure, fostering livelihoods & health and develop resilience for the future disaster.

We would like to thank all who partnered with us. We are glad to serve the affected communities.   

ACN#Marking the 4th year of the devastating Earthquake of 2015

Videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8igDYaf-2u0, 
http://acn.org.np/video-gallery/

 

Free Women’s Health Camp

Asal Chhimekee Nepal conducted a two-day free health camp in Bhujawa, Sarawal-6, Nawalparasi from 7th to 8th April 2019. The health camp was organized with the objective of free medical check-up for the people of Bhujawa, Sarawal including the basic medicines required for an early recovery. The camp was organized at Janata higher secondary school in coordination with Sarawal Health Post. A Gynecologist with nurses, paramedical personnel, and ACN staff delivered the service at the camp. 527 people benefited from this camp.  Among them 50 were identified with Pelvic inflammation diseases, 3 with lymph on breast, 20 cervical cystitis, and 5 uterine prolapses. Identified 5 uterine prolapse cases were referred for further treatment.   

ACN’s Response to Tornado Affected

Source: Prakash Dahal/ THT

On 31 March 2019, Nepal suffered its first ever recorded tornado that struck Bara and Parsa southern districts of central Nepal. According to Home Ministry, death toll reached up to 27 and 668 people were injured. In response to the tornado, ACN team traveled to the disaster-hit area to assess the situation and need analysis. After assessment of the situation and need analysis, ACN team found out that tornado affected people received emergency food items but lacking basic materials to cook food and continue their living. Post to the need analysis activities, ACN decided to provide cooking gas cylinder, burner (stove) to 112 affected households. In addition, 5 affected households also provided with food items, gas cylinder and stove, tarpaulin, mattress, and mosquito net. These 5 households belong to so called untouchable cast groups and they were marginalized from the relief material distribution program conducted by other agencies.

ACN is thankful to all those who were involved in the assessment of the situation and purchase and distribution of relief materials in Tornado affected area in Bara and Parsa district.

Our prayers are with the affected families.  

 

Closing Ceremony of Gorkha Earthquake 2015 Response Programme and Social Audit 2018/19

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On Phagun 10, 2075 (Feb 22, 2019), Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) conducted a joint programme for Social Audit 2075 and Gorkha Earthquake Response Programme (Disaster Resilience Assistance Programme) closing ceremony in presence of Chief Guest, Honorable Minister Ramsaran Basnet, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development, Gandaki Province.

Social Audit 2075 was ACN’s fifth Social Audit. The programme was facilitated by representatives of Radio Gorkha (community Radio of Gorkha) – Mr. Narhari Sapkota and Mr Bikash Marhattha. There was a significant number of participation of stakeholders including government officials of national, district and local levels and beneficiaries from Kaski, Nawalparasi, Gorkha and Parbat districts. The main purpose of conducting Social Audit 2075 was to share information about the achievement of the fiscal year 2074-75 (2017-2018), work implementation as well as organization’s governance, finances and to receive feedback from stakeholders in order to make the programmes more effective in future.

Gorkha Earthquake 2015 Response Programme was the programme initiated in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. Beyond the initial relief phase, ACN has been continuously working to support the resilience of the earthquake survivors in partnership with many generous people and organizations who provided resources to us and in very close coordination with the government and other line agencies. Throughout the programme period, ACN has been able to provide relief materials to the earthquake survivors focusing on the most needy and isolated communities for their survival. Similarly, ACN  has been supporting recovery of health and livelihood, reconstruction of schools, health posts and ward office, conducting reconstruction skill training (mason, plumbing and electrician training) to support the reconstruction of the infrastructure including houses, as well as building capacity of people/communities by carrying out Disaster Risk Reduction trainings. The highlights of the intervention were presented at the ceremony.

ACN was highly appreciated for its contribution in response to Earthquake 2015 by the communities, government officials and other participated stakeholders. The Chief Guest and other distinguished guests highlighted in their speeches that ACN has set a model how the project should be carried out and how the government agencies should be coordinated and therefore, has a potential in future to work for and with government.

 ACN had an opportunity to express its earnest gratitude to government agencies, all supporters, donor agencies, volunteers, contractors, staff-team, PCC, and communities for their generous giving, prayers, direct or indirect involvement, and encouragement in work and for coordination making all possible for us. For ACN, it was an honor and joy to be a part of the effort in serving those who were in need of help and to be a channel of blessings to them.

SOCIAL AUDIT – 2018

Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) conducted its fourth Social Audit on Magh 12, 2074 (Jan 26, 2018) for the work of 2073. The event was conducted as a participatory workshop that was facilitated by Mr. Krishna Prasad Awasthi (Executive Director of NEST) who is an expert in the field. There was a significant number of participation of stakeholders including Government Officials from Gorkha, Nawalparasi and Kaski districts. The main purpose of conducting Social Audit 2074 was to share information about the achievements, work implementation as well as organization’s governance and receive feedback from stakeholders in order to make the program more effective in future.

Here are some of the pictures of the programme.

Tailoring Graduation Ceremony

IMG_5554 Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) conducted  4 months “Tailoring Training” at Bhumlichowk and Ghyalchowk, Gorkha. Training has been successfully completed with the encouraging participation of 36 trainees. The graduation ceremony took place on 23rd January 2018. The ceremony began with welcoming the Chief Guests. The Chief Guests, the Chairperson of ACN Board, Chairperson of Gandaki Gaun Palika, teachers of the training, the staff of ACN and trainees attended the program. The participants shared their experience and confidence level to work independently and support their livelihood. Tools like sewing machine were distributed to the participants, whereas two interlock machines were handed over to the best students of the training.

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Free Animal Health Camp

Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) organized a three day free animal health camp in Amaltari, Kawasoti-17 and Sherganj, Kawasoti -15, Nawalparasi from (15-17th Oct, 2017). It was an awesome project by which more than 260 households were benefitted from the service. Ward Chairman Mr. Chabilal Mahato, Mr. Bhadri Bahadur Deuda and Deputy Mayor of Kawasoti Municipality Mr. Prem Sankar Mardaniya (Tharu) were present as the chief and special guests of the program. The program was successful conducted under the coordination of district livestock office, Kawastoti- Nawalparasi and Christian Veterinary Mission. On the program, approximately 5000 animals were provided with medical services.

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Relief Support For Nawalparasi Flood Survivors

Incessant one week’s pouring monsoon rainfall worst of last 15 years, since 10th August 2017 has triggered worst flooding horribly affecting 35 districts of Terai regions; including Nawalparasi. PCC/ACN in coordination with NIS, local community, local & central government and other related stakeholders; was able to extend helping hands for those flood affected families of Nawalparasi in three phases with essential relief materials ranging from food items, health promotion items, special hygiene kits, winterization pack, maternal and infant health kit, tarpaulins, food safety barrel, sophisticated water filters and water purifying medicines, trauma healing campaigns etc.

1st phase        = 611 Households (within a week of flooding)

2nd phase      = 923 Households

3rd Phase       = 1252 Households (especially designed for disabled, single-women, pregnant &   postpartum women)

Total population = Approximately 17,000 (including women and children)

 

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35 Days Village Animal Health Worker Training Successfully Completed

Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) conducted a 35 days Village Animal Health Worker (VAHW) Training at Kantipur Bahuprabhidik Shikshalaya, Bharatpur, Chitwan. 24 participants from Gorkha and Nawalparasi participated the training. 9 out of 24 participants were female during first training. The training started on 16 July 2017 and ended on 23rd August 2017. Similarly, the training was conducted for the second time with 18 (11 M and 7 F) participants successfully completing the training. Tools like bardizoo, horn cutting wire and castration rope was provided to each student at the graduation program. The training started on the 4th Sept 2017 and was ended on 18th Oct 2017.

Handover of schools to the Government of Nepal and Local Community

All three schools reconstructed by ACN were handed over to the Government of Nepal and the local communities of Shreenathkot, Gorkha.  The schools included Shree Chandrodaya Secondary School, Shree Janajagriti School and Shree Arkul Primary School officially handed over on 9th -10th June 2017.

ACN has been actively involved in reconstruction of health posts, village office building and schools in Gorkha after the relief for the people affected by the massive earthquake in 2015. These schools have been constructed in conformity with the government guidelines. Along with the school building, ACN also provided colorful furniture for pupil and classes are already running. Pupils are enjoying new chairs and desks they feel big about themselves. It is a big change for them as they were in worn out shelters. One of the teachers stated that this was her great experience in her life to work in such a new school building with attractive furniture and to instruct students and further said that it was her pride. The schools look really good and attractive.

Government representatives, journalist, local leaders, PCC members and ACN staff were present during the handover programs.

 

The schools were funded by:

Shree Chandrodaya Secondary School – GZB, Netherlands

Shree Arkul Primary School – Friends for Nepal in Sweden

Shree Janajagriti Primary School- BSN, Netherlands

 

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