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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Future projects and Our Misson

A GH social work organization support rural deprived villages of Nepal.

We will be supporting the most disadvantaged, poorest families and to improve their livelihoods through our organizations.

We will achieve these goals by implementing the following projects.

Promote Eco tourism

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.

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Education and development

Typical education development indicators in Nepal

Total literacy rate (6+) – 22.62% (female 8.87%, male 36.5%)

Child illiteracy rate (10-14 years) – 45.3%

Enrolment of children in primary education (up to Class 5) – 26.8%

Matriculation pass rate from secondary school – 2.6%

The level of education in our community is poor, with many people, particularly women, being illiterate.

Approximately 60% of children in our wider community never go to school, due to poverty and we still do not have a secondary school.

The school in the community is the children’s second home. They spend almost half of their waking hours inside the school as students. This means that on average, a third of the lifetime of the people that are at school will be spent inside the walls of the classroom. Just as upbringing has a lot to do with how we live our lives, our school and education also has a deep impact on how we view the world.

However, just as we are tested by time and circumstances, bringing the best and the worst in all of us, time can also take its toll on the classrooms which brings back fond and not-so-fond memories. To keep a roof over the heads of the pupils requires a great deal of effort from the community.

The school building is exposed to all weather conditions, it is therefore important that there is a regular school maintenance and repair schedule, together with  a plan to expand the school to cope with the increased demand. These things are achieved through the hard work and dedication of people of the village with the support of the AGH social foundation.

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Repairing and maintains of school building
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Water supply and sanation

By providing a supply of safe drinking water this also gives the community the ability to introduce sanitation into the community.

A supply of running water in the community allows more time for productive work be it agriculture or the fledgling tourist industry. So this is an important goal for the AGH foundation.

The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB) is promoting demand-driven community based approach in water supply and sanitation sector in Nepal by mobilizing non-governmental and private sector organizations in assisting communities to implement water supply and sanitation schemes. The AGH foundation is pleased to be associated with this programme.

In rural Nepal, women's shoulder the burden of managing the total water demand of a household. Disparity on traditionally prevailing gender role has continuously forcing them to fetch water, take care of laundry, wash dishes, clean house, prepare meals, rare and care children as well as often be a helping hand on farming. As a primary provider of water their role in the project is enhanced through active participation in all aspects and activities, including in decision making process.

Ultimate goal of the foundation is to improve the health of communities through bringing potable water closer to their homes and promoting hygiene and sanitation activities. This will result in better hygiene and sanitation practices of a community.

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