Achievements

Management of Our Child Home

The MOCH is a fully humanitarian and non-profit program. Our mission is to provide shelter, food, health care, clothing, and education in a safe, secure and caring environment to the orphans, homeless, and abandoned children of Nepal. The program's aim is to provide humanitarian services to orphaned and abandoned children who have lost their parents due to natural causes, disaster, social unrest or those who have been victims of child labor or trafficking. One of our top priorities is to respect their individual and humanitarian rights, religion, caste structure and ethnicity. The ultimate goal is to support children's holistic development, build their capacity for self-sufficiency and reunite them with their family members and society when possible. Currently, we are protecting eight children referred to our agency by various Village Development Committees (VDC) throughout Nepal...Read More

Agriculture

SDO-Nepal conduct programs for improved tomato farming under plastic tunnels and improved bee-keeping programs in close coordination with District Agriculture Development Office, Kathmandu. Altogether 50 vegetable growing farmers from two farmer groups at Gongabu-3, Kathmandu have benefitted from the program. SDO-Nepal has been seeking the remedies to reduce the hazardous effects of chemicals on vegetables farming. The objectives of the project are to transfer the organic farming technology to the local farmers and run the project sustainably even after the project's completion. The farming process would also be replicated by the neighboring farmers and farmers' group, too. A close and smooth relationship exists among the project stakeholders.

The project provides technical training to farmers and also provides bee-hives with bee colonies and materials required for constructing plastic tunnels on 50% subsidy basis. It is a short-term Nepal government project and the financial and technical support is provided by District Agriculture Development Office, Kathmandu. Need identification, timely project implementation and coordination between stakeholders, continuous monitoring, follow-up and reporting of the project has taken the responsibility by the SDO-Nepal.

Education

Our Literacy program is conducted at Sundarijal and Nayapati Village Development Committee, Kathmandu in partnership with District Education Office, Kathmandu where 1174 illiterate adults benefitted from the program. The Nepal government program aims to haveall of Nepal's citizens literate by 2015. The literacy program focuses on those who never had the opportunity for a formal education due to poverty, lack of awareness, migration, geographical distance, being a caretaker of family members, the need to farm to support their family or other familial obligations. Consequently, many rural citizens struggle with simple literacy tasks they may encounter in their daily lives. The majority of our students are women and young girls. They were denied an education in favor of their male counterparts. As a result, the literacy rate among females is very low in comparison to male. However, because of our literacy program, the literacy rate among women is steadily increasing. Those women who participate in our program become empowered and develop their leadership skills and dignity. The program runs for three months. Financial support is provided by District Education Office, Kathmandu. The need identification, timely implementation and completion, follow-up, coordination between stakeholders, reporting of the program is conducted by SDO-Nepal.

Health

General health camp is conducted in coordination with District Public Health Office (DPHO) at Jhor Mahankal, Kathmandu district. Since its inception in 2012,216 patients received free medicines and free consultation services from General Practitioners and specialists in gynecology and ear-nose and throat. The aim of this program is to make low or no cost medical care accessible to the poor rural people who live in remote areas that are far from a hospital or medical services. The health camp operates for one day per year. Medicines are provided by DPHO. Health camp arrangement, communication to needy people, management of specialist doctors, and medicines, camp implementation and successful completion, coordination and reporting to the concerned stake holders is done by SDO-Nepal. All the expenses for the health camp operation is borne by the executive committee members of SDO-Nepal.

Skill Development and Income-generation

Sewing-cutting training (basic- 3 month long) is conducted at Jorpati, Kathmandu and Crystal Items making Training (15 days long) at Dhapasi-4, Kathmandu in partnership with Cottage and Small Industry Development Board (CSIDB), Kathmandu. This program has trained 26 women from indigenous and disadvantaged group got skill development training. The main objective of this program is to sharpen the participant's technical skills and develop their knowledge so they can fulfill their basic needs by earning an income to pay for their children's education, medical care and everyday household needs. The participants become empowered and more self-reliant. They develop their leadership skills and dignity. Trainers allowance is provided by the CSIDB. Client needs assessment, training materials, participants' selection trainer and training institute selection, timely implementation and completion, monitoring, follow-up, coordination with stakeholders and reporting of the program are provided and managed by SDO-Nepal.

Organizational Development

SDO-Nepal conducts its regular meetings every month and holds emergency meetings and when needed. It has conducted its first General Assembly for its institutional development. The organization is renewed every year as per the Nepal Government rules and regulations. The members and staffs of our organization is highly equipped with child rights mandate and other leadership development and organizational management skills. Every child at Our Child Home is well-oriented with Child Rights.