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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Promote Eco tourism

Wed, 13 Jul, 2011

Nepal has made great strides over the last few years in the promotion of Eco Tourism. As a result we have come to realise that in order for this process to succeed, it is necessary to build capacity within the local communities as it is these communities that will ultimately be responsible for and actively manage Eco Tourism projects in their area.

The first big stride was made with the introduction of the Annapurna Conservation Project Area some 20 years ago.  Lessons learned from this project can now be applied to other areas and it is this task that of the AGH social foundation is committed to promote.

One of the aims of this project will be to tackle the problem of deforestation. A significant proportion of deforestation in Nepal is linked with the dependency on forest resources for energy supply, we believes that alternative energy promotion is an effective way to reduce deforestation. In addition to the lack of alternative means of energy, lack of local knowledge on energy saving devices and scarcity of fuel wood in trans-Himalayan region are the major issues of concern.

Sixty per cent of the population - primarily poor rural families in Nepal live without electricity in their homes. Small scale Hydro and Photovoltaic arrays such as those above will provide communities with their own source of renewable energy and with the aid of solar cooking will greatly reduce the need to deplete further the forest resources. Nepal’s intense geography and the isolation of many communities pose tremendous challenges for rural electrification and the transfer of economically sound rural energy solutions. Increasing access to electricity – particularly in rural areas – is a critical factor for reducing poverty in Nepal

For communities to grow and prosper they need to find additional sources of income, the encouragement of Eco Tourism is one of the best option for rural communities to adopt. Maintaining and expanding the arboricultural resources of the community by reducing deforestation through the use of renewable energy will achieve this goal by enhancing the environment.