LIFT project is implementing in Okhaldhunga, Udayapur , Lalitpur. Kalikot, Bajura and Mugu districts with the financial support from Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. The objectives of the project are to increase collective actions for strengthened gender and social inclusion in the targeted communities for social structure and local development processes; to enhance the food production and livelihood status of target communities for strengthening their food partners in the project areas for community development initiatives; and to establish and strengthen CBO Networks to manage community development initiative in an inclusive manner.
Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal implemented the Project Enhancing Livelihood through Local Effort Project (ELLEP) in four districts- Mugu, Dhading, Gorkha and Tanahun since 2009 AD. At present, third phase (2018-2021) is implementing in new areas of three districts i.e. Thakre Rural Municipality of Dhading, Ajirkot Rural Municipality of Gorkha, Rishing Rural Municipality of Tanahun and old area of one district i.e.Khatyad Rural Municipality of Mugu. The Project covered a total of 4,581 Households (HHs) of four districts organised into 186 groups (Dhading-45, Tanahun-45,Gorkha-45 and Mugu-51) to enhance the livelihood and food security of the focus HHs.
SAHAS Nepal has been implementing “Socio Economic Empowerment with Dignity and Sustainability (SEEDS)” programme in partnership with Stromme Foundation since November, 2014. The first phase of SEEDS (2014-2018) was implemented in Makwanpur and Rautahat districts. Similarly, second phase is being implemented in Rolpa district. The programme focuses on women, adolescents/youths and children of Dalit and marginalised communities empowerment and aims in achieving dignified life.
The project is implemented, since January 2014, in a total of 25 VDCs of Okhaldhunga district in partnership with 5 CBNO partners of SAHAS Nepal, which are Kotgadhi Shikhar Samaj (KOSIS) Nepal, Pragatishil Realistic Society (PRS) Nepal, Gramin Mahila Jagaran Samuha (GMJS), Sunkoshi Community Development Forum (SKCDF) and Likhu Demba Community Development Forum (LDCDF). The project focuses to improve nutritional status, enhance agriculture and livestock productivity and strengthen capacity of CBOs from the project VDCs.
The project has been running in Okhaldhunga district with the aim to connect rural areas of Nepal providing access to road and market to the rural communities of the district. The project is being implemented in partnership with District Development Committee, Okhaldhunga.
This programme provides scholarships at school to poor, disabled, orphan and other students to continue their schooling. Each year new students are selected for the programme.
SAHAS Nepal, in partnership with Rosie May Foundation, is implementing the project "One Student, One Solar" in different schools of Mugu district. Students are benefitting from the solar, therefore now the darkness does not stop them from accessing quality education and learning every day. The distribution of the solar lights will help students academically and personally as well.
SAHAS Nepal, Stromme Foundation and Act Now have been implementing youth student exchange programme since 2015. The programme was started for mutual support of both organisations with the slogan of "Mutual Exchange for Development”. Youths are invisible in the part development activities, therefore to make them involved SAHAS Nepal has created the platform for youth exchange.Every year volunteers from universities, Norway and Nepal gets exchanged where they experience difference in culture, development pattern, lifestyle and organisational activities of their assigned organisation. During the exchange programme, youths will learn new language and culture, learn a new way of living and great deal about themselves, take active role towards poverty eradication, injustice, cross cultural understanding and make aware about the social issues. They share their learning and experiences in the community which will help in the holistic development of the community and their lifestyles. Apart from this this youth exchange enable youth to develop as leaders and help in youth leadership and development.
In Dailekh district, SAHAS Nepal has started the implementation of Biodiversity and Resource Management for Sustainable Food Security in Nepalese Mountainous Communities funded by SODI (Solidarity Service International e.V.), and Nepalteam Germany since January, 2019. The project will continue the implementation till the end of December, 2021. The project intends to improve community-based ecology for food and livelihood security of rural and marginalised communities of Dailekh district. The project will intervene in three different areas viz. strengthening food security situation, enhancing capacities of local communities on climate and disaster related risks, and increasing the capacities of civil society and local government. The project will benefit a total of 1,200 families from marginalised communities of Mahabu RM (Ward 1, 2 and 3) and Bhairabi RM (Ward 1, 2, 6 and 7). Following the end of the project, it is expected that the food security situation of the target groups will be enhanced, climate resilient agriculture technologies will be adopted and a member based network organisation will be formed networking the CBOs and MCs from the project areas.
Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal is implementing the project entitle "Breaking the Bonds" in Dhanusa, Mahottari and Siraha districts in partnership with STREET CHILD of NEPAL from 2019-2021. The project aims to support 3,650 Musahargirls aged 15 to 18 to achieve functional literacy and numeracy through an intensive education intervention, and make rapid, supported and sustainable transitions into employment through livelihoods and life skills support. This will enable over 40, 000 Musahars to overcome poverty, break free from generations of debt bondage, and sustain change through investment in education.
In order to create earthquake resilient safer houses after the mega earthquake of 2015, SAHAS Nepal implemented a project entitled "Building Back Better” in Thumi , Gorkha district with the financial assistance from Felm Finland, SODI, Nepalteam Germany. The project started since May, 2016. The project aimed to construct a total of 49 Safer houses and develop Climate Resilient Villages incorporating different technologies like s like Improved Cooking Stove, Pot Cleaning Slab, Toilet etc. The project also aims to form SAMVAD youth adolescence groups.
Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal is implementing, "Inclusive and Quality Education for Girls in Bajura District Project" in partnership with the International Nepal Fellowship/UK which aims to promote inclusive education. The project is being implemented in 12 governmental schools of Bajura.