Successful Completion of Vocational Training in Eastern Nepal
Employment Generation & Value Chain Development Project (EGVCDP) is #GNINepal‘s three-year income generation project, initiated in 2016 in Jhapa, Morang & Pancthar targeting 1778 households and two cooperatives. Under the EGVCDP, GNI Nepal trained 84 landless and marginalized individuals of Birtamod & Arjundhara Nagarpalika (Jhapa District) on tailoring/knitting, make-up artistry, masonry, plumbing, mobile phone repairing, house-wiring, etc. The training program started on 24 December 2017 and has been completed on 11th April 2018.
Employment Generation & Value Chain Development Project for the poor
Employment Generation & Value Chain Development Project (EGVCDP) is #GNINepal‘s three-year income generation project, initiated in 2016 in Jhapa, Morang & Pancthar targeting 1778 households and two cooperatives. Under the EGVCDP, GNI Nepal trained 84 landless and marginalized individuals of Birtamod & Arjundhara Nagarpalika (Jhapa District) on tailoring/knitting, make-up artistry, masonry, plumbing, mobile phone repairing, house-wiring, etc. The training program started on 24 December 2017 and is likely to end on 13 April 2018. A second joint monitoring visit with government authorities and line agencies was conducted in the second month of the training program.
News on Income Generation Training
Employment Generation & Value Chain Development Project (EGVCD) is a project of #GNINepal, initiated on 2016 in Jhapa, Morang & Pancthar as a three-year ‘Income Generation’ project, working for the benefit of 1778 households, working with 2-cooperatives. Under the EGVCD Project, GNI Nepal provided technical training to 84 participants belonging to landless and marginalized families in Birtamod & Arjundhara Nagarpalika (Jhapa District). The training ranged from sewing/knitting (Tailoring training), beauty parlor training, mason training, plumbing, mobile repair training, house-wiring (electrical) training etc. The training started from 24 December 2017 and is likely to end on 13th April 2018.
Farmers restart growing coffee in Western Nepal
Coffee farmers in Western Region were afflicted by a severe infestation of coffee leaf rust and white stem borer diseases forcing them to cut down many fruiting plants. With the support from the Coffee Value Chain Development Project (CVCDP) these farmers are again planting coffee. CVCDP is supporting organic coffee growers in Kaski, Syangja, Palpa and Gulmi districts to increase production through training on coffee plantation and orchard management, nursery raising and management, insect pest management training and material support. Organic coffee that grows in high altitude regions of these four districts sells in national and international markets. Under the “European Union Support to the Competitiveness of Quality Coffee in Nepal”, Good Neighbors International (GNI) Nepal in partnership with Beautiful Coffee Nepal (BeaCoN) is implementing Coffee Value Chain Development Project (CVCDP) in Kaski, Syangja, Palpa and Gulmi districts in Western Nepal. This two-year long Project started in March 2017 and will end in March 2019.
Good Neighbors International Nepal organized an Entrepreneurship Development training from 18th April – 2nd May 2017 and Skill-based training from 17th – 26th April 2017 with a participation from 120 participants (52 Women and 58 men) in Pancthar District.
Story of Change Part I
Story of Change from our Community Development Project in Morang District wherein Good Neighbors International Nepal organized an ‘entrepreneurship training’ from 7th – 23rd May 2017 and ‘Skill based training from 1-9 June 2017. A total of 109 participants were registered for both the trainings with a provision of ‘Seed money’ to startup the livelihood projects.
GNI Nepal in News: Stakeholder Dialogue On Contemporary Child Protection Concerns in Nepal
Good Neighbors International Nepal in collaboration with Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal organized a national level Stakeholder Dialogue On Contemporary Child Protection Concerns in Nepal among children, representatives from Ministries, national and international non-governmental organizations and national networks working with children, child rights activists, donors, development partners and media on 16 November 2017 in Kathmandu in the lead-up to the International Children’s Day 2017.130 children from 30 public schools in Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts participated in the program. Members of five child clubs schools performed songs, dances, skits and recited a poem that carryied the themes of child rights and child protection. These performances were well-received by the duty-bearers present. The program saw participation of representatives from 75 national NGOs, 14 INGOs, networks of organizations working for children, eight social work colleges, 30 schools, representative of 5 Governmental agencies, Child club graduates & various Child-club networks counting to approximately 400 participants in total. All participants also expressed their solidarity to child protection by affixing their signature on a white canvass.
GNI Nepal in News: Relief Distributed to flood-hit families in Jhapa, Phase III
Relief food materials and hygiene kit distributed in Rajgard 1, 2 & 3, Barhadasi rural municipality, Jhapa on 30th August 2017.
GNI Nepal: Relief distribution phase II
Food items: Rice, pulses, salt, cooking oil, sugar, beaten rice, water purification solution, dalmot and 411 Mosquito nets etc. were provided to 211 flood-hit families in Gaurejung Rural Municipality, Jhapa on 26th August 2017.
GNI Nepal in news: Relief distribution to flood hit families in Jhapa
Food items: rice, pulses, salt, cooking oil, sugar, beaten rice, water purification solution, dalmot were provided to 200 flood-hit families of lasungunj, Jhapa Rural Municipality, Jhapa on 18th August 2017.
Supporting communities to generate income from herbs
Medicinal and aromatic plants like Spikenard and Artemisia Vulgaris,Valeriani Wallachi are found in the mountains of Karnali. These valuable herbs sold at a low price locally. A plant built by HPlant Pvt. Ltd under Village Income through Value Addition (VIVA) Project of Good Neighbors International Nepal is processing these herbs which had almost no monetary value in the past and giving the locals a chance to earn cash.
Helping to connect remote villages and enhance livelihood
Good Neighbors International Nepal under the Village Income through Value Addition (VIVA) Project supported 40 mules to locals for starting transportation businesses in Humla and Mugu districts. In a region devoid of road networks, these mules have become a reliable means of transportation of goods, medicinal herbs, and fruits in and out of the region.
Strengthening Communities Through Cooperatives
Easy access to financial services and subsidized loans for setting-up businesses. Find out how Good Neighbors International Nepal is transforming lives of poor families in Humla and Mugu districts in the Karnali Region.
The Himalayan districts of Humla and Mugu are considered one of the most remote and impoverished regions of Nepal. Despite their remoteness and poverty, they have a very unique, rich, and well-preserved culture and are endowed with breathtaking natural beauty – making them a traveler’s perfect dream destinations. The terrain is rugged. The foot trails are treacherous. It takes more than a day to traverse the even the smallest Village Development Committee (VDC).
The documentary crew walked all the way from Simkot (district headquarter of Humla) to Gamghadi (district headquarter of Mugu) on trails running along the mighty Karnali, the longest river in Nepal and under stupendous cliffs towering above. Shot in sixteen days in various settlements, this short documentary takes you to the land of boundless vistas, pristine rivers, mountain settlements and unexplored beauty. You also encounter stone-houses, traditionally clad Thakuri Women, mule trains and goatherds taking their flocks to the pastures.
Good Neighbors International (GNI) Nepal has been working to alleviate poverty in nineteen VDCs of these two districts in Karnali. In a duration of fifteen minutes, ‘Rising Karnali’ acquaints you with GNI Nepal’s income generation and promotion efforts for poverty alleviation such as cooperative development, operations of herbal essential oil processing center, livelihood support program, etc.
GNI Nepal would like to thank Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for funding the production of this documentary and partner organizations and support staff for their tireless contribution.