Annual Progress Report 2020
The report highlights key achievements made despite several challenges with the coordinated efforts of WVI Nepal staff and its partners across health, education, protection, agriculture and economic development, youth development, disaster risk and emergency response programmes with Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) mainstreamed.
Nepal COVID-19 Emergency Response
Supporting the Government of Nepal (GoN) to scale-up the preventive efforts to limit spread of COVID-19 in the country and support children, women and the most vulnerable families impacted by the coronavirus.
World Vision supports the Government of Nepal in the fight against COVID-19
Amidst concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 in the country, World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) supported the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) with 1,000 PPE and 120 Infrared (IR) thermometers.
Nepal Covid-19 Response
The Government of Nepal (GoN) gears up its efforts to prevent spreading of Covid-19 in the country as the number of cases increase gradually. Being one of its partners, World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) has developed a comprehensive response plan to backstop the government’s efforts to contain outbreak in the country. Keeping children at the core, the strategic response will be implemented across 14 working districts of WVIN initially with room for expansion to other districts/areas depending on the need.
The story of charming Prabha
The charming little girl World Vision started sponsoring 15 years back, is all grown up. Her name is Prabha, who is 22 years old now. She lives with her family members, who are as charming as she is, in a beautiful little village in Sunsari district, Nepal. Prabha loves spending time with her family, that spans four generations.
Responding to the Needs of Flood Affected Communities
World Vision is responding to the flooding crisis in Eastern and Central Nepal, providing much needed humanitarian relief to affected children and families. Incessant heavy rainfall, since July 11, battered Eastern and Central Nepal. 117 people have died, 38 people are missing and 80 were injured. 51 of the 117 casualties were children (14 girls and 37 boys), and majority of those affected in all districts were children.
Empowering youth for community development
It has been four years since they started their salon. Now, Chandan actively supports his father running the parlor. They earn NPR 800-1,000 ($ 8-10) per day from the salon. With the sustainable income source, Chandan and his father have been supporting the basic needs of the family members, including education for his younger brother who studies in grade 11.
Renewed interest in learning
World Vision is addressing the learning gap in Nepal through a comprehensive programme referred to as ‘Unlock Literacy’ that complements the National Early Grade Reading Programme of the Nepal Government.
Boosting literacy, spreading happiness
Around 8% of school children in Nepal do not know how to read and write. World Vision’s literacy programme has given a new hope to provide quality education to underprivileged children.
From fallow to farming
Up until two years ago, Nir Bahadur’s farm was barren. This farmer from Udayapur district was hardly utilising his land, sowing only rice and maize. Read how his life has improved with the help of World Vision Nepal.
Since 2001, World Vision International (WVI) Nepal has been working for the well-being of children, partnering with communities and government bodies at the local level in some of the most remote areas in different districts of Nepal. After the devastating earthquakes struck Nepal in April and May 2015, WVI Nepal responded with immediate relief followed by recovery and rehabilitation efforts in ten of the worst-hit districts to benefit more than half a million people in Nepal. At present, WVI Nepal's development programmes are being implemented in 12 districts of 7 provinces across the country with a goal to address the causes of poverty and inequity for the sustained well-being of one million children by 2020.
Our development programmes in the areas of education; health; protection; and resilience focussing on agriculture and economic development, youth economic development and disaster risk management support the most vulnerable children and communities in Nepal.
Providing lifesaving assistance to the vulnerable children and communities
Renewed interest in learning
While most children are able to recognise all the letters in the alphabet by the age of five, many primary school age children in Nepal are falling behind due to the lack of books and guidance at home. As a result, as many as 25 percent of children do not complete primary school and 20 percent of children repeat Grade One (Ministry of Education, 2014). World Vision is addressing this in Nepal through a comprehensive programme referred to as ‘Unlock Literacy’ that complements the National Early Grade Reading Programme of the Nepal Government. An important aspect of this programme comes in the form of a reading camp, a community-inclusive intervention that enhances learning outside of school.
Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction
World Vision has been conducting training programmes on Disaster Management to various Educational Institution, primarily to generate awareness about unsafe building practices that can put children at risk.
Making the dream of quality education a reality
As part of the CVA Initiative, children and community people were trained on public policy and services that are being offered by the Government. Equipped with this training, various services were then being evaluated and a plan of action drawn out by the communities themselves.
Alisha is healthy again
Alisha has been found underweight since birth and her mother Mana has been trying various ways to improve her baby’s health. Mana decided to attend a Nutrition training programme organized by World Vision in Udayapur district, where she was trained in making low -cost nutritious meal for her baby. Cooking nutritious meal has helped Alisha gain weight and is now a healthy baby.