Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families

by Bahini Educare Foundation
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families
Empower Feed Educate Single mother headed families

The misery of Single Mothers in Nepal

Until this day the girls and women in Nepal are the majority of the unfed, stunted and uncared fore, the most discriminated, abused and exploited! In spite of some progress in this area over the last decade worst forms of discrimination are still a sad reality in Nepal. Without any social net and deprived of any support many Widows and single mothers find themselves on the lowest rung of the social ladder, they are stigmatized and often deprived of the most basic human rights.

The armed insurgency in Nepal accounts for the growth of widows and single mothers in Nepal as well as the significant number of men that are leaving to work abroad and never return.

Many husbands and fathers are leaving their wives and children to marry other women while others are wrecked by alcoholism and drugs.

This is leaving a huge number of single mothers without a bread earner and without protection.

The situation is even worse for single mothers with dependent daughters only and many of them find themselves in a desperate situation.

Extreme poverty and the lack of education is the root cause for all the misery encountered in rural Nepal and in the slums surrounding the cities. Poverty and the lack of education is the root-cause for worst forms of discrimination and violence such as prostitution, trafficking, child-marriage, rape and other intolerable forms of violence on girls and women.

Our approach:

We are determined to change this intolerable truth!

We are supporting our beneficiaries where they are living. In their homes in the villages or in the slums.

EDUCARE stands for Education, Healthcare, Food, Clothing, Hygiene, Counseling and Assistance whenever this is needed. “Educare-Families” are destitute single Mother/Grandmother headed families.

We are providing these families with staple food, clothes, healthcare and hygiene and most importantly we are providing education for the children!

These families are not receiving any money from us and this in order to prevent misuse and a total dependency. The mothers have to continue to work and the whole family is helping to make ends meet.

Our approach is unique in Nepal and with it we are creating a minimum of dependence compared to children’s homes and institutions. More over our approach is direct and effective: with “one dollar a day” we are making all the difference for our beneficiaries.

By now our Educare-Project” has been running for seven years and during this time we have not recorded a single incident of rape, sexual-violence, trafficking, violence or child marriage amongst our beneficiaries. All our families are feeling cared for and protected all our children are thriving and they are showing remarkable development, progress and confidence.

More over our work is highly appreciated by the larger community, schools, NGO´s and the Government authorities.

Due to your kindness and your generosity, we have been able to help our 26 “Educare-Families” , adding up to a total of 86 beneficiaries. We are highly motivated and eager to increase the number of our families and we are ready to ad ten more “Educare-Families”  in the year 2022.

Please support our mission; no one is more deserving of your help then these helpless and hopeless beings.

Thank you,

Surendra & TEAM
Bahini Educare Foundation

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Assessment report Sita (Name Changed) Family

The “Bahini-Educare-Foundation” was established in the year 2014 and this with the declared objective to prevent the ‘worst forms of abuse, exploitation, violence and discrimination of girls and women’ in Nepal. To this end we are implementing an all-encompassing strategy to protect, support and empower our target groups. They are belonging to the most underprivileged in Nepal.

We are supporting the most vulnerable, namely destitute widows/single mother with dependent children and we are providing for their basic needs and education. Moreover we are advocating and empowering our beneficiaries and provide the best possible support, education and job-training.

Over the years we have witnessed tremendous improvement in our beneficiaries and we didn’t register a single incident of violence, rape, child marriage or trafficking!

Below is a recent assessment we made from one of the 26 families we are currently supporting:

Sita (Name Changed) Family (admitted in January 2021)

          

Single mother:     Sita (Name Changed), Aged 22

Beneficiaries:      Rita (Name Changed), Aged 8 (Daughter)                              

Education :         Nursery                        

School Name:      Community School

Address:               Gyarjati, Sarangkot

Living conditions: Her maternal house was swept away by a disastrous landslide. She lives in a shabby room provided by one of her neighbours temporarily.

Beneficiary Details : Sita (Name Changed) was married off at a very young age. She has a daughter. The alcoholic and abusive husband left his family in the year 2019 and Sita (Name Changed)  moved to her parent’s house and somehow they managed to survive.

But in October 2020 disaster struck this family!

It was pouring rain for three days on end. On the night of the 11th the family was celebrating a birthday when the heavy rainfall triggered a landslide, which swept away their house. Sita (Name Changed)’s father and mother were killed and many others who lived in the same house sustained injuries. Sita (Name Changed) and her daughter both escaped with fractured legs. They were admitted in the hospital for 21 days for physical injuries and mental trauma.

A journalist friend requested for emergency support for this family. Our nurse visited the family in the hospital and upon assessment we decided to look after Sita (Name Changed) and her daughter until further

The family has been supported as an Educare Family since January 2021.

Current Situation

The situation of the family has seen a dramatic improvement. With the support of BEF they are now provided with three square meals a day, appropriate counseling, health and hygiene. The health of the mother and daughter has improved and they are able to walk and do their errands. Counseling sessions have helped a great deal.

Without a house to stay and family to support them Sita (Name Changed) and her daughter would have been doomed and the support and the advice from our organization is vital for their survival.

Many more destitute single mothers are in a similar situation and we are ready to take many more under our wings, but to this end we need your support and more funds in order to continue and extend our mission!

Please give promptly and generously, no one is more deserving of our support!

 

Sincerely yours

Surendra Patiyar 

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Dear Friends and kind donors,
Namaste!

Bahini Educare Foundation

Preamble:
Bahini Educare Foundation is a Non-profit and Non-governmental organization. It was officially established in 2014. It has been registered with the District Administration Office, Kaski (Registered Number: 3154/2070/71), affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (Affiliation Number: 38527/2070/71) and with the NGO Federation (Registered Number 129) and is renewed every year.

Our Objective:
It is our declared objective to prevent the worst forms of abuse, discrimination and exploitation of girls and women in Nepal.

 EDUCATION is one of the main pillars in our objective to empower our beneficiaries by means of education and confidence building. Further job training and empowerment will be provided for those who are leaving school by our network-partner “LP4Y”. This will prepare them to be independent and free from discrimination and oppression.

Our Projects:

1)    Educare Families:
This is our signature project. The EduCare Family Project is an innovative, unique, pragmatic and efficient new approach to support the helpless, hopeless and the most vulnerable.

‘EduCare’ stands for Education, Healthcare, Food, Clothing, Hygiene, Counseling and Assistance & Protection whenever this is needed.

We are prioritizing the most vulnerable, namely girls and adolescents! However, boys are not explicitly excluded and it will always be situational when we are deciding to support boys.

With this project we are looking at supporting hundreds of families that are destitute and at high risk of worst forms of exploitation and abuse.

We are providing basic staple food as well as items for proper hygiene and sanitation. We are providing clothes, underwear and shoes two times a year and this according to the seasonal needs and school uniforms, bags and shoes.

All our beneficiaries are benefitting from a basic health-insurance covered by us and we provide further medical assistance if needed so.
To this end we are supporting 25 Educare Families with 81 beneficiaries.

OPTIMIZING-NETWORKING!
We are constantly aiming to improve and optimize our service and to this end we are putting strong emphasis on “NETWORKING”.

In one of our “Educare-Families” the mother was an HIV Patient. Since her physical condition got worse and she needed more care and support we referred this family to the organization “Star-Children-Pokhara”. This organization specializes in such cases and the family is now receiving adequate care and support.

Another of our Educare Families, a single mother with two dependent daughters has been referred to “SOS Bahini” and this mother along with her daughters has successfully been integrated into the IFAP program. The mother Dhani is now a caring and loving IFAP-family mother of the latest Family No.6

Nepal House:

This NGO is providing free professional psychotherapy for girls and young women that have been abused and traumatized.

LP4Y is our new network-partner:

Two of our beneficiaries joined the empowerment training provided by LP4Y in January 2020. Due to the pandemic the training had to be interrupted but we expect to offer this training to more of our beneficiaries in the future.

2)    Education Support:

We believe Education is the window to the world and that all children must be entitled to education! Therefore all children from marginalized families (orphans/semi orphans, poor parents, sick parents) are supported for education.

For all beneficiaries that receive Education support, we provide the following:
a)    School fees                                 
b)    Books and Stationary
c)    Uniform and Foot wares
d)    Raincoats/Umbrella

Currently, we are providing educational sponsorship to 37 beneficiaries: 26 girls and 11 boys.

3)    Advocacy for Women’s Health:
We advocate for women’s health by providing medical assistance, where possible and Awareness on health and Hygiene!
This year there has been very less activity on this front.

a)    First Aid training has been organized in our office premises for all the Educare Family mothers and their senior daughters. A total of 30 participants participated in this training.

b)    A general COVID19 awareness training was held in Lekhnath area (a total of 8 Educare families are supported by us). This is a slum area and health hygiene is quite neglected here.

c)    Masks and gloves have been distributed to our families in 3 phases.

d)    Period Without Shame:

This has been our regular program since 2019. We choose government schools that are devoid of good menstrual practices.

We organized an awareness program for young girls in ‘Bhramaroopa Higher Secondary school in Lekhnath at the beginning of the year. 25 girls aged 10-15 were made aware of menstruation and hygiene related to this. This was supposed to be followed up by another session but the COVID 19 hampered it.

e)     Health Insurance:

Under the initiation of the government of Nepal, we have provided ‘health insurance’ for all our Educare Families. For a family of 5, it costs Rs. 3500 and this insurance is covering medical costs and service for up to Rs. 50,000 per year.

Our families have been making good use of this facility. Recently a mother of a family was in need of surgery in her right hand (she was unable to work) it was done with less than ten thousand rupees, which in private hospital would cost her more than Seventy thousand rupees!

4)    Improved Cooking Stove:

For many families in Nepal, using a gas stove is quite a luxury. The gas stove and cylinders are quite expensive. Some of them use them, but many are still using traditional mud stoves that use a lot of fire wood and emit carbon mono oxide which is health hazardous.

We are tackling this issue by providing more fuel-efficient improved Cooking stoves that helps in usage of less fire wood, subsequently, burning smaller amounts wood fuel means less smoke will engulf their homes and their lungs. No stoves could be distributed this year.

Our TEAM:

Our TEAM consists of two full times and one part-time employee all of which are all-rounders. We work six days a week and we are available around the clock for the case of any emergencies.

Conclusion:

Our programs are professionally organized and implemented. All our beneficiaries are safe, healthy and thriving and very grateful for our support. We are appreciated and respected by the communities, the local government agencies, NGOs’ and Government authorities.

We are witnessing extraordinary positive changes in all our beneficiaries and we are determined to extend our support to many more of the most underprivileged children and single mothers in Nepal.

 

Activities in Numbers:

MEALS: 28.375 nutritious meals
Clothes: 164 sets of warm winter clothes and caps
Shoes: 82 pairs of shoes and socks
Soap: 20.500 pieces
Shampoo: 80.000 doses
Sanitary pads: 4.896
Toothbrushes: 924
Toothpaste: 630
Face masks: 2.460
Education-support: for 119 children
Medical-support/advise: for 86 beneficiaries

2020 has been a difficult year for us all but we can only hope and remain optimistic for 2021 and the years to come. More importantly for the underprivileged and that we are caring for.


Thank you for your kindness and generous donations. It keeps us motivated and helps us achieve our aims and objectives.

 

Namaste!

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Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Dear Friends, and well wishers of
Bahini Educare Foundation,
NAMASTE!

2020 was definitely not the year we contemplated. It caught us all unawares! However, at times as such, reflection is the remedy to help us grow as organizations. Looking back through the year we can say 2020 did not only bring uncertainities, it also acquainted us with unique solutions that'd help us adjust to the new change.

With all of your kind and continuous support we have been able to hold up and do the best we can for our beneficiaries: the most underprivileged!

Through you, we have provided them with HOPE, Light and lots of smiles!

THANK YOU!!

This Christmas & new Year you can log into these projects and donate willingly

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/give-sleepingbags/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-25-single-mother-headed-families/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/widowhood-in-nepal/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/corona-virus-prevention-in-nepal/

Gratefully yours,

Raymond, Surendra & TEAM

 

 

 

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Dear Friends,
NAMASTE!

The year 2020 is coming to an end. With so much love and generosity from all you kind souls we see a (clear) silver lining behind the dark clouds. Thank you so much.

In Pokhara, our service area, the situation in slowly normalizing, schools are planning to reopen soon. We are optimistic and hopeful we will be able to resume our activities at full scale soon(er).

Due to the pandemic and the collapse of the economy, Nepal is facing a humanitarian disaster of an unprecedented scale! 40% of Nepal’s population, approximately 12 million people, is poor. This means that they are living on less than $ 1.25, - a day. Those who are suffering most are widows and single mothers!

The majority of them are day-laborers, which means to say, that they are literally living from the hand in the mouth. Since the beginning of the lockdown six months ago, people are out of work and they are without any revenues.

Most of these people live in the villages in higher altitudes between 500-M and 1500 M. For many, the freezing cold in the winter and the lack of warm clothes and blankets, combined with malnourishment is a fatal combination and this especially for children.

We are doing what we can to provide some of the most needy and vulnerable with the basic requirements for survival under these harsh circumstances.

So far this year we provided the following support for our target-groups:

 ACTIVITY REPORTS in Facts & Figures!

MEALS: 28.375 nutritious meals

Clothes: 164 sets of warm winter clothes and caps

Shoes: 82 pairs of shoes and socks

Soap: 20.500 pieces

Shampoo: 80.000 doses

Sanitary pads: 4.896

Toothbrushes: 924

Toothpaste: 630

Face masks: 2.460

Education-support: for 119 children

Medical-support/advise: for 86 beneficiaries

This winter will be a huge challenge for all of us. We are determined and organized to reach out to many more that are in desperate need of our support!

But we are only able to do this with your support!

 

Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.

Gratefully yours,

Surendra & TEAM
Bahini Educare Foundation

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Bahini Educare Foundation

Location: Pokhara - Nepal
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Twitter: @Foundation_BEF
Project Leader:
Surendra Pariyar
Pokhara, Nepal
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