SAHAS Nepal is excited to announce a new Partnership with UK registered Charity The Rosie May Foundation (RMF). RMF have been supporting the work of SAHAS Nepal since 2016, beginning with a girls’ hostel in the far Western Development Region of Mugu, where we provided sanitation facilities, increasing access to education. The girls in the hostel faced discrimination and a lack of access to running water, so a pipe was provided, along with toilets, showers and furniture. A second pipe acts as a new source of water for the community of 142 households, particularly necessary during the dry season. The Girl’s Hostel Facilities were opened with an inauguration at Shree Buddha Higher Secondary School. As an incentive for children to remain in the school, school uniforms are being provided for all 500 students. SAHAS have provided two plastic houses so the village can increase nutritional diversity by growing green vegetables and 50 Dalit families have also received solar lights, as a pilot for a much larger project planned for the future; providing light to marginalised communities.
The Rosie May Foundation, in partnership with SAHAS Nepal, will be rebuilding Mesalmi school in Okhaldhunga district in the hope that parents will send their children back to school following the earthquake. More upcoming projects include providing a resource and collection centre for a women’s progressive group in Devghat, and a child rights research project.