Sustainability Projects

SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS
YEAR ADDRESS PROGRAM DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM AND ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN  IN DELIVERING  BENEFITS
2013 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Computers/Electricity PSD evaluated the needs of the children needing access to the internet for education purposes. The Orphanage does not have access to a library in their community as it is too poor. In turn, we fundraised and brought along 4 computers the Orphans could use when studying. The children benefited by being able to complete their homework projects and having the ability to research on the internet. This is important so they are able to pass their tests and exams for higher study.
2013 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Solar Panels PSD identified a need for electricity in 2 areas within the Orphanage. The dormitory where they slept and the  main room where the often met ( a common room ) for study etc…..There was no electricity in these rooms so once the sun sets  they were unable to use the main room for study and were reduced to using candles or torches if batteries were supplied to read or do homework in their beds at night. We in term fundraised and PSD executed the program of the installation of solar panels to generate electricity for these 2 areas within the Orphanage. The children benefited by being able to expand their study time into the evening as the main room could now be lit and to also have the opportunity to use the main room for games and other social activities.
2013 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Orchard Planting It was identified that the Panchkal Orphanage needed food relief and a plan was undertaken to raise funds in order to purchase fruit and vegetable trees. There is a history of the children arriving at the Panchkal  Orphanage malnutrioned, stunted growth and other health problems. We aim to ensure that the basic necessities of food are available to them so they can be a healthy community. The Orchard planting occurred over 1 day in which one adult or child was partnered with one nepalese orphan to dig and plant trees together. See attached images. The Nepalese children benefit from having their food seasonally available.Investing in health and wellbeing is a priority for us.  The benefit of healthy, productive people is immeasurable, and extends far beyond the immediate labour jobs in their own community but to also be well enough to educate themselves and stay in school.
2013 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Rice field planting Our first visit to Nepal and the Panchkal Orphange entailed the group to take part in the  International Mud  Day celebrations.Please see attached images. It was identified that the Panchkal Orphanage needed food relief and a plan was undertaken to use the mud paddy field as a food source and plant rice immediately following the celebrations. Please see attached images. The Orphanage has benefitted  from the planting of the rice paddy’s as they are able to harvest rice throughout the year and has allowed them to pruchase chickens and add some meat into their diet resulting in healthier people and  less sickness.
2013 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre General painting – eating house PSD ( partnership for sustainable development ) identified the need to revitalise and uplift the walls inside and outside of the childrens kitchen and meals building.The walls were very drab with peeling paint. We in turn fundraised money and PSD actioned the painting program with the hiring of a local painter and purchased the paint needed for the building. This specific program was done collaboratively with the volunteer group of 2013, the orphaned children from the Panchkal Orphanage as well as the local painter. Please see attached images. The children benefitted by having a cleaner nicer environment to eat their meals in each day and the colour chosen really livened up the building giving it a fresh clean look. The “act” of panting together helped us form better realtionships with the children as converastions arose amongst us all as the painting occurred.
2013 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Education The balance of the remaining funds that had been raised ensured the boys had winter clothes and shoes for school as well as paying the school fees for the boys as most local schooling where English is taught in rural areas are privately run. The orphans upon finishing year 10 must leave school and are asked to leave the Orphanage as well to make way for younger children. PSD organisation simply do not have enough money to further support these orphans past the age of Year 10 = 15 years old. The children benefited by wearing a school uniform and school shoes  giving them a feeling of inclusion and “looking the part ” at school. Being educated is the greatest benefit and opportunity for these orphaned/neglected children. Education gives them the opportunity to be skilled/further educated with good job prospects in their adult life and hopefully good quality of life  and the ability to support their own family in the future.
2015 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Education Certain students were identified by our partner Bishnu Bhatta who had finished year 10 and were eligible to be involved in our education program. This involved 5 boys committing to being educated for a further 2 years. The program also included donated money being used towards their board, meals, school fees & books. These students Gokarna Rawat, Ishwari Prasad Acharya, Pradip Shrestha, Dhawa Lama and
Brish Budha have been sponsored by FBBF and  given the opportunity to stay in higher education, board and lodge for 2 + years and complete their high school education. It allows them to gain the skills needed to support themselves in the Nepalese workforce once leaving the Orphanage. Since the inception of our Education Program we have had 5 students pass their high school certificate.
2015 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Further painting It was identified by Bishnu Bhatta that the newly 2013 painted buildings were fairing much better in the harsh Nepal sun and that we would undertake a large project on our 2015 visit and  paint the remainder buildings. This was a large undertaking and was again done collaboratively with the Orphans and the 2015 volunteer group alongside the local painter who was employed by PSD for this project. The newly painted buildings looked much improved   after a coat of paint and ensured the brickwork was protected against further detoriation. Furthermore the “act” of painting together forged stronger relationships with the children as conversations arose amongst us all as the painting occurred. This gave the children a sense of pride to see the run down buildings(of which they call home) appearances improved.
2015 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Solar hot water PSD ( partnership for sustainable development ) identified the need to introduce heated water for the Panchkal Orphanage. The only shower area is located outside the building with only cold water being available. It was evident the children were suffering throughout the Nepal winters and sickness was occurring due to the harsh conditions. A solar hot water system was needed in which Families Building Bold Futures charity fundraised and ensured the delivery and installation occurred during our 2015 volunteer program. Upgraded existing solar system giving further capacty to run a fridge /computers and electricity for the whole of the Panchkal Orphanage The Children of Panchkal benefited from the installation of the hot water system by being able to firstly enjoy a hot shower and secondly by reducing the amount of illness occurring in the Winter season due to freezing conditions and lack of heating throughout the orphanage.
2015 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Further planting of trees/increasing orchard It was identified in 2013 that the Panchkal Orphanage needed food relief and a plan was undertaken to raise funds in order to purchase fruit and vegetable trees. There is a history of the children arriving at the Panchkal  Orphanage malnutrioned, stunted growth and other health problems. We aim to ensure that the basic necessities of food are available to them so they can be a healthy community.We raised further funds in 2015 to extend the Orchard and its first planting. The  Orchard planting occurred over 1 day in which one adult or child was partnered with one Nepalese orphan to dig and plant trees together. The Nepalese children benefit from having their food seasonally available and their current fruit and vegetable supply in 2015 has grown substantially to the point they had enough produce bar buying in potatoes and a little extra rice to last them through out the year.
2016/2017 Nepal Children Organization, Panchkhal Home, Kavre Education In the next 12 months we have 6 children – Budhi Tamang, Kiran Rokaya, Jeevan Upadhyaya, Dinesh Bista, Dikki Tamang, Shikshya Rijal –  Our intention is to support these 6 children through to their completion of year 11/12 high school education. Alongside this we will be funding and undertaking sustainability projects that relieve hardship, poverty and sickness for all the 28 children of Panchkal Orphanage.