AGH Social Work

The AGH social foundation is a non profit making government registered organisation. It was established in 2010 and with the aid of dedicated volunteers strives constantly to improve the life chances of the poorest people in Nepal. To give some idea of the deprivation that exists especially in the mountains, 77% of the people of Nepal have to live on less than 2$ a day and in many rural areas farmers cannot manage to grow enough food to feed themselves for the complete year.

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Education improvement for children and young people in Katike Village

Fri, 01 Jul, 2011

Education improvement for children and young people in Katike Village

One of our first projects is in the village of Katike, fulkhara 2 Dhading, here we are focusing on improving the education for the children and young people. So far we have generated sufficient money to provide an addition teacher in the village school
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empowring Health care education and development

We are working closely with three local Health Management Committees to strengthen their organizational abilities and knowledge, so that they can actively plan and monitor the healthcare services we are providing in collaboration with them.

The cost of buying medicine in remote parts of Nepal is particularly prohibitive because of the transport costs involved putting it well beyond the reach of the average person. As a result, we have made it a priority to supply badly needed basic medication via our four health posts at a highly subsidized cost. To ensure a year-round supply of medicines to the health posts, we are currently training two villages in how to operate their own Community Drug Programme.

Typical Healthcare & development indicators in rural Nepal

Life expectancy at birth – 54 years

Child mortality – up to 30% in some areas

Percentage of infants under 2 weeks old suffering from diarrhoea – 25%

Percentage of infants under 2 weeks old suffering acute respiratory infection – 50%

Drinking water coverage – 64.5%

Percentage of families using toilets – 25%

Births attended to by trained health workers – 2%

Percentage of birthing complications successfully managed – 8%

These figures graphically set out why the AGH Social Foundation is came into existence. We sincerely believe that Health education – prevention is better than cure.

We aim to provide education in both the community and in the school to increase positive attitudes to preventative healthcare and promote healthy behaviour. To enhance community self-help in primary healthcare and further reinforce awareness of public health issues, we will when we have sufficient funds train a group of Female Community Health Volunteers to deliver this message.