ICA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting
Along with all our programs below, ICA Nepal is primed to promote the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM), which is going to be held on the 29th of October to the 3rd of November, 2017 in Nepal. Lawrence E. Philbrook has confirmed his availability to facilitate Pre APRM training entitled: “Facilitating Client Collaboration”, from 27 October to 29 October 2017. We are super excited about it. Full details are now available on our website.
Welcoming New Young Talent
While enjoying the monsoon rain in July, ICA Nepal welcomed our three new international volunteers, who come from the Netherlands and Australia respectively. They have brought new energy and enthusiasm to the office. Ms. Willemien Top, Ms. Sarah Hayward and Ms. Kaitlyn are working with us in our Menstruation Hygiene Management Program. They are educating and teaching girl students along with Ms. Yashoda Nepali, on proper menstruation hygiene management.
Menstruation Hygiene Management Awareness Raising Program
We continued to advocate and educate proper menstrual hygiene management. In July, we reached approximately 100 girls and talked about menstrual issues for maintaining proper menstruation hygiene in schools and at home etc. We are receiving your support through our crowd funding page in Global Giving.
New Library Set up in Women and Children Learning Centre in Changunarayan
The Rotary Club of Kantipur helped us in setting up a library in the ICA’s Women and Children Learning Centre in Changunarayan, Bhaktapur. A weekly program has been planned for the children of Changunarayan with the objective to improve their reading habits.
Global Giving Representatives Visit ICA Nepal
Ms. Mihika Chanchani and Ms. Marlina, representatives of Global Giving USA, on behalf of the Jean Houston Foundation and Village Earth, visited ICA Nepal and it’s project site at the Women and Children Learning Centre located at Changunarayan. This was followed by a meeting with the ICA Nepal team and interaction with the Progressive Women’s Group Leader, Ms. Devaka Shrestha. They were very happy to learn how the women’s group has undertaken a number of activities, from income generation, running an entrepreneurship, micro finance and skill development etc.
Community Development Activities
Community Development activities in the Far and Mid-Western Region, supported by Misereor, Germany, is going as per the plan. We have now completed one and half years and conducted a series of, facilitative leadership programs, adult literacy and income generating activities. Similarly, we are working with ICA Japan to support local people in the Sindhupalchowk district. Currently, we are working towards getting approval from local government and the Social Welfare Council.
This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, August 2017.