AMURT Good News from Nepal May 2016

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AMURT has been active in the Sindhupalchok district of Nepal since the earthquakes of April and May 2015.

In 2015 AMURT provided psycho-social support and training to teachers in 13 public schools and build 92  temporary classrooms, shelters, toilets and WASH facilities. AMURT also provided mid-day meals throughout the 2015- 2016 academic school year to 1,309 students.

In 2016 the work in the schools shifted to repair of the original buildings (where possible), raise awareness of child protection and improve learning outcomes.

Additionally, AMURT embarked on a women’s empowerment and capacity building in the communities surrounding the schools. For this, workshops and awareness sessions was held for 725 people on Gender Based Violence, Legal Rights and Human Trafficking.

To increase capacity and earning potential, vocational training were held in cooperation with local women’s groups. The topics of the training were tailoring, vegetable gardening and food processing. The women are then connected to special markets for locally produced items and are now successfully selling their products there.

Schools damaged in the earthquakes were repaired and made earthquake proof

Schools damaged in the earthquakes were repaired and made earthquake proof

Student Child Protection Groups plan and present issues related to violence, ecology and child rights

Student Child Protection Groups plan and present issues related to violence, ecology and child rights

Awareness sessions on trafficking and violence are held jointly with local law enforcement

Awareness sessions on trafficking and violence are held jointly with local law enforcement

Tailoring and food processing trainings gives women new skills

Tailoring and food processing trainings gives women new skills

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Women learn to build a non-electric cold storage and how to make soap

Women learn to build a non-electric cold storage and how to make soap

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