Projects in Nepal

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Empowering Community Participation, Nepal

Bhima Pun’s life is very much like that of so many women in the hilly rural areas of Nepal. She wakes up early in the morning, often before sunrise. The house needs to be swept first, and then she sets out on the trek to get water for her family. These days it’s just a short walk to the gravity-fed water point near her house, but it used to take hours to walk to a reasonably clean water source and return with her heavy pot of water. Although this was just one of her many daily tasks, it took so much time and energy that Bhima wasn’t able to be involved in much else. Bhima and her friends…

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Empowering Community Participation, Nepal

Shaping Government Policy for Mental Health, Nepal

Shaping Government Policy for Mental Health

While most advocacy undertaken through TEAR’s partners is on a local community level, some of our partners are involved in influencing national government policies and funding.

In Nepal, TEAR’s partner CMC (the Centre for Mental Health and Counselling) works in remote regions to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness, particularly through community awareness-raising and non-clinical psycho-social support, such as Self-Help Groups. To complement this, CMC engages with Nepal’s Department of Health to influence and shape national…

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Shaping Government Policy for Mental Health, Nepal

Nepal Earthquake Evaluation

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015 twenty Integral Members came together to respond, making it our largest Integral Disaster Response to date. A further two agencies opted in when they joined Integral, making a total of 22 Members combining their efforts for earthquake affected communities. As part of our one year evaluation of this response, Integral held a learning review workshop in Nepal to reflect and learn from how Members worked together. Phil Lindsay, TEAR Australia’s Development Effectiveness Officer, took part, and here he shares his experience of the 5 day…

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Nepal Earthquake Evaluation

Health and Nutrition Education, Nepal

Little Subiraj is only 20 months old and is acutely malnourished. His mother, Animaya, brought him to a health clinic in Dhading, Nepal, where TEAR’s partner United Mission to Nepal (UMN) has established a nutrition program. Here, UMN staff member Rina is feeding Subiraj some therapeutic food, a highly nutritious peanut product designed for emergencies.

After being diagnosed as severely underweight, Subiraj was admitted to a community-based program. Over time, as part of the program, he will hopefully gain weight and begin to thrive.

As well as the health clinics, UMN’s health team have…

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Health and Nutrition Education, Nepal

Safeguarding the Environment - Nepal

Caring for the Environment

No matter how much money you’ve got, a clean and green environment improves well-being. Enabling communities to improve their environment can mean better soil productivity, sanitation, fuel and food supply, but it also gives shade and beauty – and you can’t put a price on that.

This gift supports a variety of projects that help to protect the environment from degradation and safeguard it for generations to come. Activities may include tree planting to reduce soil erosion, community education and supporting local environmental groups to help care for the…

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Safeguarding the Environment - Nepal

Creative solutions to climate change in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, with changing weather and increased flooding and landslides. TEAR’s Paul Hansen reports on how our partners are working in a variety of ways to support people affected by changes to their environment.

As a trained water and sanitation engineer, I’ve often been accused of having an unhealthy interest in toilets. So it would surprise none of my friends that when one of the members of the Self-Help Group I met on a recent trip to Nepal, a woman named Premi Devi Chaudhary, tells me she has built a biogas1 toilet, I couldn’t help…

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Creative solutions to climate change in Nepal

Improving Mental Health in Nepal

Mental health is something we often think of as a “western” issue, but in countries like Nepal, where suicide is the leading cause of death for women of child-bearing age, it’s also a serious concern. TEAR’s Paul Hansen recently visited one of TEAR’s partners in Nepal, the Centre for Mental Health and Counselling (CMC), who is taking an innovative approach to working with those struggling with mental health.

There are some things I expected when travelling in Nepal, like creative approaches to electrical wiring in hotel rooms and having your vehicle equipped with a red and green flashing…

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Improving Mental Health in Nepal

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