2011 News

YFN Financial Summary

The latest financial summary for YFN (September 2010 - September 2011) is now available for download. [PDF, 80 KB]

YFN contributes to solar energy system project

In keeping with our commitment to environment-oriented projects, Youth for Nepal recently collaborated with Nyaya Health on a project to install a solar energy system at a hospital in Achham district of western Nepal. Nyaya Health is an organization aimed at "develop[ing] long-term, system-level improvements in healthcare delivery in impoverished areas" and is currently working mainly in Achham. Please see Nyaya Health's blog post for more information and click here [PDF, 3.1 MB] for a complete report.

RHEPAS 2011 final report

The final report for the second consecutive RHEPAS project that YFN sponsored is now available for your perusal. [PDF, 792 KB].

YFN sponsors RHEPAS for second consecutive year

YFN is pleased to announce the second year of Reproductive Health Education Program for Adolescents in School (RHEPAS) (read about last year's program here). YFN, in collaboration with Nepal Medical Students Society (NMSS), is conducting RHEPAS in five public and five private schools in the districts of Kavre, Sindupalchok, Nuwakot, Dhading and Makwanpur. The program will take place May 2011 through July 2011. At the end of the project, about 2,000 adolescents will have received reproductive health education from medical students and doctors from the Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital, one of Nepal’s leading medical colleges.

RHEPAS has also been endorsed by International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) and has been selected as one of the top 5 projects of IFMSA to be included in the projects bulletin.

The main goals of the project are:
 

  • Obtain a baseline data on knowledge and practice on reproductive health issues amongst adolescents studying in schools via pre-curriculum survey of those students.
  • Improve the knowledge on reproductive health amongst adolescents studying in schools through educational sessions conducted by doctors and medical students.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs like these in schools by conducting survey questionnaires after the completion of the program.

Following the successful completion of RHEPAS program last year, YFN has allocated $1430 for this program this year as well. Of the total amount, the first installment of $715 has been disbursed to NMSS. The remaining amount will be disbursed upon 50% completion of the project. Upon completion of the project, NMSS and YFN will have detailed reports, pictures and video materials available on this website.

YFN completes school renovation projects

Youth for Nepal is in the process of completing three different school renovation projects started in late 2010: one in the north-eastern Sindhupalchowk district and two in the south-western Dang district.

Bhatte Primary School, Sindhupalchowk district

August 2011 updates:

As we noted before, the renovation of Bhatte Primary School was carried out in collaboration with the Santi School Project. Here are some pictures of the renovation in progress, from late March, followed by a video, courtesy of Shanti School. Please click here to see the pictures of the school before the renovation was carried out and to read more about the school.

Bhatte School
Bhatte School
Bhatte School
Bhatte School

Bastikhola Primary School, Dang district

In collaboration with Nepal Youth Awareness Organization (NYAO), Youth for Nepal sponsored the renovation of this school, which also started in late 2010 and is now complete. Please see our previous post about the project for "before" pictures and more information about the school. Here are pictures of the completed school:

Bhatte School
Bhatte School
Bhatte School
Bhatte School
Bhatte School

Shree Primary School, Pokharichaur, Dang

Also in collaboration with Nepal Youth Awareness Organization (NYAO), Youth for Nepal supported the renovation of Shri Primary School in Pokharichaur, Dang district. Click on the images to view in full.

Pokharichaur School
Pokharichaur School
Pokharichaur School
Pokharichaur School
Pokharichaur School