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Our NPO members participate in Microsoft Nepal’s program

Two representatives from YouMe Nepal, Ms, Saraswoti Rai and Jharana Rai participated in the “NGO Day event” and “Experts Educators Conference” organized by Microsoft Innovation Centre, Nepal on December 11, 2015. Altogether, 17 NGOs from different parts of the country participated in the program

microsoftMicrosoft Innovation Center Nepal (MIC) is Microsoft’s branch working as its wing in Nepal to provide different facilities and launch their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related programs. It has a network of 100 centers in 40 different countries. It has been offering a comprehensive set of programs and services to students, entrepreneurs, academicians, professional software developers, IT professionals, local government agencies, organizations etc. The mission of MIC is to bring together people and organizations in the software ecosystem and give them access to resources, experts and facilities, collaborations and skills development.

The main purpose of NGO Day event was to highlight on the use of technological tools like crowd funding that help in raising funds for NGOs to run their programs. It was also aimed at empowering government School by donating computer lab under MIC`s “Edunet Nepal Program” i.e. “Infrastructure Donation and Digital Literacy Training Program” that have been operational in several public schools of the country.
microsoft 2The Microsoft education programs and technology showcase was the main highlight of Educators Conference. During the conference, 120 educators from various parts of the country came together and discussed on how technology could be useful in educational institutions. It was organized to celebrate the importance of teacher’s contribution and educate them about the usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools as a motivating factor for teaching. By familiarizing teachers with new innovations, it was targeted at creating practical and productive teaching-learning environment at schools.

microsoft 3Being informed about several dimensions of technology, our members learned about digital literacy and the role it plays in the enhancement of students` intellectual growth. They also had an opportunity to interact with the representatives of several NGOs and shared our organizational vision. Most importantly, they got feedback from the organizers on the concept of our second school (which would be integrating ICT in its curriculum) that is in the planning phase.

Earthquake Relief Project and Our New Plan

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My name is Jharana Rai and I am in-charge of Earthquake Relief Project launched by YouMe Nepal. I am based in our country office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The effect of devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April-May 2015, causing damage to over half a million buildings and taking away the lives of about 9000 people was a heart wrenching moment for Nepalese people.  Witnessing the destruction has almost left indelible scars to the people as most of them had to bear separation from their families forever.

This was a kind of breakthrough for a country like Nepal that had almost never felt the predicament of the earthquake consequences. This was when the country saw the power of unity where everyone from inside and outside the country came together for the support.

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Similarly, the deadly quake affected every sector of the country including the educational sector. Several thousand schools had a hard time resuming classes owing to the damage inflicted and the fear of repeated aftershocks back then. The educational institutions were nearly closed for two months; students were bound to stay back home because of the constant fear of aftershocks and the severe damages caused to the buildings by earthquake. After the quake, the main priorities of people were education and the shelter.

Thus, YouMe Nepal started out with the conclusion of making Temporary Learning Centre (TLC) as a short term relief project for the earthquake stricken schools. Initially, we set off with implementing the project in Lamjung district’s remote village in Pahcok, VDC; that lies in Gandaki zone of North-Western Nepal. This village was one of the severely affected area in Lamjung district where not many helping hands dared to go. Pachok Secondary School with 350 students, serving the 2 wards of the village was not in the condition to operating classes. Though the school had received some tarpaulins from some INGOs,  it was still not in a condition to run normal classes. What further aggravated the case was the start up of rainy season in Nepal.

Our primary objective was to provide the earthquake affected children a safe and protected learning environment where they can study until the government reinstates the school.

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(The condition of classroom was not functional at all)

Despite numerous hurdles and hardships we were successful in making 2 TLC’s for Pachok Secondary School, for what inspired us most amidst the complicated circumstances was we could at least provide them the roof where they could continue their studies safely.

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In the second phase, we were again approached by the Principal of Ilam Devi Primary School of the same VDC that had 37 students studying previously.  It was the same village but the wards were different. So, starting out the work in even a farther distance was another adrenaline experience for us. However, with the ongoing strikes, the worsening condition of roads, challenging weather and a limited manpower, we still managed to do everything smoothly and successfully.

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(The School’s previous temporary shelter)

 

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(The wall of the School was entirely collapsed)

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Though it was for temporary usage, we didn’t want to compromise on the safety and quality. To this cause, we opted for metal truss for long lasting result. It was a life changing experience for us, we went through a process where we had to build a school that is functional and safe at the same time.

Completing the construction of two TLC’s simultaneously in spite of various difficulties and complications we faced during the process, we realized that the situation we went through was nothing as compared to seeing bright smiles on the faces of innocent children. This was merely the least we could do for them to give a shelter to study continuously without any problem of sun or rain. As concerned with the student’s sanitation, we even provided two toilet pans and one water tank that could be used after their new toilet construction for both the schools.

At the moment, we are working on our big dream project where 5 to 6 children will be benefited from our Sponsorship Program. We have made some flexibility on the choice in terms of selection of these students, considering the current situation of the country. Some of the children we are choosing are real earthquake victims and others are indeed a family who are in dire need of financial support to help their children continue their studies. We are still in ongoing procedures of meeting the parents, children and finalizing the schools according to the requirement of both children and parents. Soon, we will be releasing the list of our sponsored children. The aim of this project is not only to support them financially but to conduct a process where we can perpetually monitor on their education and figure out the way to motivate them on making their future brighter.

The aftermath of great earthquake was a phase where we saw the downfall of so many infrastructures. However, it was also the time where we saw and experienced the power of unification. Therefore, the whole journey from making TLC’s to sponsoring the children has made us little wiser. Our journey till date has been full of priceless emotions and encounters. Learning from the mistakes, we are committed to move forward only to bring a little change to people’s life and their thinking. To our understanding, this is the asset we want to gain and own in our every work and effort.

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युमी स्कूल विस्तार प्रोजेक्ट

Current Schoolखोटांग जिल्लाको विकट ठाउँमा सन् २०११ मा १ टिचर र ८ विद्यार्थीबाट सुरु भएको १ कक्षाबाटको हाम्रो यात्रा अहिले २०१५ मा आएर १० टिचर अनि १३८ विद्यार्थी सहित ५ कक्षासम्म अघि बढेको कुरा यहाहरुलाई जानकारी गराउन चाहन्छौ ।”विदेशमा विद्यार्थी भएर पढीरहदा पनि राष्ट्रका लागि हामीले केही योगदान पुर्याउनु पर्छ” भन्ने कुराबाट प्रेरित भई संचालन गरेको हाम्रो यो सानो अभियान यहाँसम्म आइपुग्नुमा हाम्रा जापानी सुभ-चिन्तकहरु र केही नेपाली अग्रजहरुको ठूलो हात रहेको छ । छोटो समयमा नै अभिभावक वर्गको मन जित्न सफल हाम्रो स्कुलमा पढ्न चाहने विद्यार्थीहरुको चाप दिनानुदिन बढ्दै छ । यस कुरालाई मध्यनजर गर्दै हामीले जतिसक्दो चाडो हाम्रो स्कूलमा तीनवटा कक्षाहरु थप्ने जमर्को गरेका छौ। यस कामका लागि हाम्रा केही जापानी सुभ-चिन्तकहरुले हामीलाई सहयोग गर्ने प्रतिबध्ता जनाउनु भएको छ भने अन्य नेपाली अग्रजहरुले जतिसक्दो सहयोग गर्न सुरु गरिसक्नु भएको छ । यो हामी एक्लैले गर्न नसक्ने भएकाले हाम्रा अन्य नेपाली अग्रजहरुलाई सहयोग गरिदिन हुन हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दछौ ।

तपाईहरुले यसरी सहयोग गर्न सक्नु हुनेछ :
१. युमी स्कूलका संस्थापक श्री शरद चन्द्र राई अथवा सह- संस्थापक श्री दिनेश रताला जोशी मार्फत उपलब्ध गराउनु भएमा (यस कुराको अपडेट हरेक दिन गरिने छ )
२. युमी स्कूल को तलको खातामा डिपोजिट गरिदिनु भएमा

जे. पी. पोस्ट बैंक एकाउन्ट १०१४०-६०९२९३४१ (JP BANK Post Account 10140-60929341)

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अहिलेसम्म सहयोग गर्नुहुने शुभ-चिन्तक हरुको नामावली यस प्रकार रहेको छ ।

नाम  सहयोग  (येन) रकम प्राप्त मिति कैफियत
निग्मा लामा ५०,००० २०१६-०२-१७
लील गुरुङ  ३०,००० २०१६-०२-१७ 
सुदन थापा  १०,००० २०१६-०२-१७ 
दीपक शाही ५०,००० २०१६-२-२  
लेलीन भट्टचन ११,००० २०१६-१-३१  
विकास श्रेष्ठ ५००० २०१६-१-३१  
प्रकाश ढुंगाना ५००० २०१६-१-२९  
शिव तन्डुकार ५,१२० २०१६-१-२८  छोरीका तर्फबाट
अनिल के. सी. ५००१ २०१६-१-२६  
अनुज राज छेत्री १०,००० २०१६-१-२६  
शुक्र राई ११,००० २०१६-१-२६  
बिशेश्वर रेग्मी ५००० २०१६-१-२६  
संम्सारा मनी ट्रान्सफर ५००० २०१६-१-२६ स्टाफहरुका तर्फबाट
सोल्मारी रेस्टुरेन्ट ११, १११ २०१६-१-२५  
आकी गौतम ५००१ २०१६-१-२५  
ऒसाका नेपाली विद्यार्थी १०,००० २०१६-१-२५ ऒसाकामा बस्ने नेपाली बिद्यार्थीका तर्फबाट
महेश श्रेष्ठ  १००,००० २०१५- १- २४ सी. टी. एक्सप्रेस, जापान
सन्तोष चोखाल  ५००० २०१५- १- २४ अध्यक्ष, नेपाल जापान विद्यार्थी समाज
दीपक बाबु  नेपाल/लक्ष्मी नेपाल  १०,००० २०१५- १- २४ अन्तरास्ट्रिय संयोजक, हामीले नगरे कसले गर्ने अभियान
मदन चापागाई १००० २०१५- १- २४  
चुडामणी काफ्ले १००० २०१५- १- २४  
भुवन रोका ११,००० २०१५- १- २४ छोराका तर्फबाट
राजीव श्रेष्ठ ३०,००० २०१५- १- २१ जे. आर. एफ. का तर्फबाट
सचीन  श्रेष्ठ १०,००० २०१५- १- २१ नाङ्ग्लो घरका तर्फबाट
नविन रिसाल ११,००० २०१५-१- २० दुईओटा छोरीका तर्फबाट
बिजय पुन मगर ११,००० २०१५-१- २० दुईओटा छोरीका तर्फबाट
सुजन पन्त ५१,००० २०१५-१- २०  
कपिल देव थापा १०,००० २०१५-१- १९  
प्रदीप थापा १०,००० २०१५-१- १९  
भवन भट्ट २३,००० २०१५- १- १४ दुईओटा छोरीका तर्फबाट
डा. लक्ष्मी पराजुली २५,००० २०१५- १- १२  
       
जम्मा : ५३७,२३३    

युमी स्कूल विस्तारका लागि सहयोगको अपिल

Current School<English below> खोटांग जिल्लाको विकट ठाउँमा सन् २०११ मा १ टिचर र ८ विद्यार्थीबाट सुरु भएको १ कक्षाबाटको हाम्रो यात्रा अहिले २०१५ मा आएर १० टिचर अनि १३८ विद्यार्थी सहित ५ कक्षासम्म अघि बढेको कुरा यहाहरुलाई जानकारी गराउन चाहन्छौ ।”विदेशमा विद्यार्थी भएर पढीरहदा पनि राष्ट्रका लागि हामीले केही योगदान पुर्याउनु पर्छ” भन्ने कुराबाट प्रेरित भई संचालन गरेको हाम्रो यो सानो अभियान यहाँसम्म आइपुग्नुमा हाम्रा जापानी सुभ-चिन्तकहरु र केही नेपाली अग्रजहरुको ठूलो हात रहेको छ । छोटो समयमा नै अभिभावक वर्गको मन जित्न सफल हाम्रो स्कुलमा पढ्न चाहने विद्यार्थीहरुको चाप दिनानुदिन बढ्दै छ । यस कुरालाई मध्यनजर गर्दै हामीले जतिसक्दो चाडो हाम्रो स्कूलमा तीनवटा कक्षाहरु थप्ने जमर्को गरेका छौ। यस कामका लागि हाम्रा केही जापानी सुभ-चिन्तकहरुले हामीलाई सहयोग गर्ने प्रतिबध्ता जनाउनु भएको छ भने अन्य नेपाली अग्रजहरुले जतिसक्दो सहयोग गर्न सुरु गरिसक्नु भएको छ । यो हामी एक्लैले गर्न नसक्ने भएकाले हाम्रा अन्य नेपाली अग्रजहरुलाई सहयोग गरिदिन हुन हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दछौ ।

तपाईहरुले यसरी सहयोग गर्न सक्नु हुनेछ :
१. युमी स्कूलका संस्थापक श्री शरद चन्द्र राई अथवा सह- संस्थापक श्री दिनेश रताला जोशी मार्फत उपलब्ध गराउनु भएमा (यस कुराको अपडेट हरेक दिन गरिने छ )
२. युमी स्कूल को तलको खातामा डिपोजिट गरिदिनु भएमा

जे. पी. पोस्ट बैंक एकाउन्ट १०५१०- ४२०१३६७१

३. अनलाईन सहयोगको लागि: http://youmenepal.org/en/get-involved
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¥3000  (around $25) to YouMe Nepal
¥10000  (around $80) to YouMe Nepal
¥30000 (around $250) to YouMe Nepal
¥50000 (around $400) to YouMe Nepal

अहिलेसम्म सहयोग गर्नुहुने शुभ-चिन्तक हरुको नामावली यस प्रकार रहेको छ ।

नाम                                     सहयोग  (येन)         रकम प्राप्त मिति

  • महेश श्रेष्ठ                               १००,०००                                          २०१५- १- २४
  • नेपाल जापान विधार्थी समाज
    (सन्तोस बाबु चोख्याल)                ५०००                                          २०१५- १- २४
  • हामीले नगरे कसले गर्ने अभियान
    (दीपक नेपाल)                           १००००                                         २०१५- १- २४
  • मदन चापागाई                             १०००                                         २०१५- १- २४
  • चुडामणी काफ्ले                           १०००                                         २०१५- १- २४
  • राजीव श्रेष्ठ                                ३०,०००                                         २०१५- १- २१
  • सचीन  श्रेष्ठ                               १०,०००                                          २०१५- १- २१
  • नविन रिसाल                            १०,०००                                          २०१५-१- २०
  • बिजय पुन मगर                        १०,०००                                           २०१५-१- २०
  • सुजन पन्त                               ३१,०००                                           २०१५-१- २०
  • कपिल देव थापा                       १०,०००                                           २०१५-१- १९
  • प्रदीप थापा                              १०,०००                                           २०१५-१- १९
  • भवन भट्ट                                २३,०००                                           २०१५- १- १४
  • डा. लक्ष्मी पराजुली                  २५,०००                                            २०१५- १- १२

       जम्मा                          २७६,००० 

【チャリティーイベント】 ソルト・パヤタス×YouMe Nepal Trust

12650444_10153405713892045_1159656651_nフィリピンで教育支援、女性収入向上支援、スタディ・ツアーを主な軸として活動をおこなっている、『特定非営利活動法人 ソルト・パヤタス』

ネパールでの教育支援、震災復興支援を行っているNPO団体『YouMe Nepal Trust』

上記2つの団体による、初めての協働イベントを開催します♩

◎各団体の紹介や、お互いの国の教育にまつわるクイズゲームなど、楽しく教育について学び、語り合いましょう‼
クイズでは景品もご用意しております‼

◎美味しいフィリピン料理とネパール料理のスペシャルコラボメニューをご用意してお待ちしております!!

★日時:1月30日(土)夕方〜(追って詳細をご連絡します。)
★参加料金:2500円程度 + ドリンク代
(うち1500円はYouMeと、ソルト・パヤタスに寄付されます。)
★場所:ナマステレストラン 高田馬場
http://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ001111216/map/
★参加方法:当イベントページから参加表明をお願いします。※参加表明は50名までで締め切らせて頂きます。

イベントページ:https://www.facebook.com/events/1161825047180025/

★参加団体
YouMe Nepal Trust
http://youmenepal.org/
特定非営利活動法人 ソルト・パヤタス
http://www.saltpayatas.com/

『Salt Payatas×YouMe Nepal Trust』Charity Event

This is a collaboration charity event hosted by Salt Payatas Foundation from the Philippines and YouMe Nepal Trust from Nepal.
Two non-profit organizations will be introducing their projects, and give you some quize games related with the educational issues in their respective countries!!
We will be preparing some prize for the winners!
Let’s have fun experiencing our social activities in the two different countries!

You can of course enjoy delicious Filipino and Nepali foods!!

★Date: January 30th (Sat) Time: TBD
★Place: NAMASTE Takadanobaba
http://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ001111216/map/
★Price: 2,500yen including foods (1,500yen will be donation for YouMe Nepal and Salt Payatas), drinks are cash on delivery.
Please press “JOIN” on this event page if you can join us.
※The number of participants is 50.
★Host organizations
『YouMe Nepal Trust』
http://youmenepal.org/
『Salt Payatas Foundation Philippines』
http://www.saltpayatas.com/