The Small World (TSW) successfully completed the numbers of projects with partnership of international charitable organizations, volunteers groups, international schools students & many individual donors. Also the local community participation and supports for the following projects were really appreciable. Here are the lists of Completed projects in The Everest Region since 2006.
· Construction of Chhulemu school and Namuna primary School and Om Academy.
· Drinking Water Project Taksindu
· Emergency first aid and awareness project
· Adult Literacy Classes
· Scholarship Program
· School Building Reconstruction
· Environmental project, keeping green & clean
· Teachers Salaries
· Re-Construction of Buddhist Monks School
· Parents Teachers Association (PTA) training with portable libraries
We would like to express our deep gratitude to all our supporters, friends on behalf of local communities & for your crucial contribution joining hands with us in this humanitarian support program & we look forward to your continue support ahead.
SOLUKHUMBU GIRLS HOSTEL
In Everest Region of Nepal Seven out of every 10 girls don’t get to go to college because of a lack of safe housing for girls. Despite the fact that education is equally important for both girls and boys, it is very clearly seen that focuses are always given for boys odds are always against her “why educate a daughter who will end up working for her in-laws rather than a son who will support you?
But we have initiated a process of change by constructing Women Empowerment Center including a safe hostel/ dormitory for those girls who are not reaching college and dropping out of school because of many reasons & providing different women empowerment training to raise girls above trhough education and skill training. Keeping the fact in mind that the leading cause of death for girls 15 to 19 worldwide is not accident or violence or disease; it is complications from pregnancy. Girls under 15 are up to five times as likely to die while having children than are women in their 20s, and their babies are more likely to die as well. Girls who stay in school for seven or more years typically marry four years later and have two fewer children than girls who drop out. Fewer dependents per worker allows for greater economic growth.
We have started this Solukhumbhu Girls hostel project from November 2010 and planning to finish by July 2011. By February 2011 we have successfully completed the first blog and we are on the process of enrollment of first group of girls in this hostel. This hostel is located in the district headquarters of Solukhumbhu (everest region), Salleri, which is only place for access of college in entire Everest region and from some part of this reagion it takes 1 day to several days hard walk to get in college(salleri).
At the moment this hostel will house 40 selected girls. Selection process is based on direct interview and paper test to find out the most needy girls and they will be attending college with full scholarship. Addition to the formal college education these girls will be provided extra skills needed for bringing their own community in the process of change through power of education. Those girls will lead their community being a change agent as a nurse, teacher, social worker, business women and in many other forms.
When girls and women earn income, they reinvest 90% of it in their families. They buy books, medicine, bed nets. For men, that figure is more like 30% to 40%.There are countless reasons rescuing girls is the right thing to do. It's also the smart thing to do. And our aim is to break the chain of poverty through power of girls education.
ECO-FRIENDLY BAMBOO FURNITURE TRAINING
The Eco- Friendly bamboo furniture project is our new project which basically starts from Basa VDC. Due to its many benefits, bamboo has been touted as an environmental miracle crop. Since bamboos are the fastest growing woody plants in the world, the crop can be replenished quickly. Furthermore, bamboo is self-regenerating, which means that after the stalk has been cut, it rapidly regrows from the remaining rootstock. It is more termite-resistant than timber, and can be used for everything from food to clothing material to scaffolding for building construction. Furthermore, while expanding bamboo production it will help to prevent deforestation and timber usage at home.
Bamboo products and potential market.
This is the totally a brand new concept and a initiation toward saving forests and replacing use of forest by bamboo and in other hand giving local people an income generating activity by promoting locally available bamboo resources and increasing its farming in more commercial way.
• Plant Material: Landscape nursery plant material; zoos; botanical gardens
• Food: Fresh bamboo shoots
• Construction Material: Concrete reinforcement; bamboo fencing; housing
• Musical Instruments: Flutes; wind chimes; pan pipes; xylophones
• Tools: Bamboo leaf rakes
• Furniture & Crafts: Toys; wood working inlay; trim work; paneling; basketry weaving; frames; jewelry; fishing poles; floral stakes; garden stakes; trellis poles
• Conservation: Living screens; agroforestry; riparian filter strips; constructed wetlands; wildlife habitat.
Basa is one of the best and have suitable environment for growing bamboo in large scale, and we can easily transport those bamboo products to district headquarter and also in Kathmandu and in wider market in future. Bamboo products are comparatively light weighted to carry and are much durable for use.
Different iteam produced during the bamboo furniture training in Bash for both man and women for the first time in Solukhumbu region.