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ICA Nepal expresses its sincere condolences to all families who have lost their loved ones due to novel Corona Virus Covid-19. We wish for the quick recovery who have been infected by the virus. With sincerity, we urge all to co-operate with the Government and authorities to contain this virus. In Nepal, the Government has taken various precautions to prevent the spread of the disease with the recent announcement for whole nation’s lock-down for 14 days. So far, there are five confirmed cases in Nepal and one was recovered.
ICA Nepal, in coordination with ICA Japan is soon starting a community development activities in Sindhupalchowk district which would be extension of the project carried out in the last year. On 5 March, 2020 a contract between ICA Japan and the Embassy of Japan was carried out in a Project Signing Ceremony. The project contract was signed by His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Saigo Masamichi and Mr. Inui Tomoyoshi, Secretary-General from ICA Japan. This year we are building irrigation system, installing mini-dairy plant, carrying out intensive skill development developing that includes plumbing training, sewing training, and napkin training.
Book Support Program
ICA Nepal has published a number of training and facilitation manuals and books. Currently, we are donating sets of manuals to local government, local libraries, public schools, local NGOs and CBOs. Interested organizations are requested to contact ICA Nepal office
NGO Support Program
ICA Nepal has been supporting various local NGOs in capacity building and fundraising. Entire Power in Social Action (EPSA) based in Kathmandu Nepal is one of those organizations for which ICA Nepal is working for. Recently ICA Nepal member with guests from ICA Japan visited EPSA and observed the activities being carried out. EPSA has participated in the leadership development training, proposal and fundraising training, social artistry training carried out by ICA Nepal as a part of NGO support program in previous years. In addition, EPSA has also received a micro grant fund post the massive earthquake. During the visit, Ms. Sangita Pant, Founder and President for EPSA recalled the past involvement and acknowledged for the support. The support was used to renovate the ceiling of the workspace which was heavily damaged by the earthquake. At present, EPSA has shifted to a new home which provides accommodation facilities to 25 physically disabled women. The organization provides skill development training to disabled and works to make them financially independent.
Book Launching Program
Our Founding Chairperson, Prof. Dr. Tatwa P. Timsina’s new book “Sambridhi ko Bigyan” was launched in the presence of Honorable Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel and Honorable Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali. The is available in the bookstores near your and also you can contact ICA.
Distribution of Sanitary Pads and Books
ICA Nepal provided sanitary napkins and books to Shree Sindhu Deaf Basic School, Barhabisee Sindhupalchowk through All Leo Club of Kathmandu Area-2. ICA Nepal mobilizes volunteers, Rotracts and Leos to reach the needed communities across the country.
Please see Himalayan Voice.PDF for more information and pictures.
This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, April 2020.