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Flying toilets in the Kathmandu Slums

In the heart of the Kathmandu city, Jagaran Basti – a squatter community lives on the unclaimed lands along the Bagmati River. Packed like sardines in a can, it holds about 400 households. The public toilets present there are in a delicate and serious condition as their numbers are low; the count is 10.

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Know your city, know your neighbor

A teambuilding event was organized on the 9th March 2014 for the members of the Mom’s Club with Manohara Community Center. The program intended to get the mothers of the club better acquainted with each other and establish a harmonious environment that garners a sense of workmanship and respect between the members.

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Sirmaya a dancing doll

When she was younger Sirmaya wanted to go abroad for work but after the plane crash in Manohara she is too afraid to fly. Her new dream is to focus on her wonderful dancing skills and to become a dance instructor. She practices with her sister every day at home.

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Reality surpassed what Chris planned to see

Chris Oliver, Chief Finance Officer, from INCLUDED International based in Beijing, China visited the Nepal office as soon as he landed to Kathmandu on 7th March 2014. “This is my first time to Nepal,” said Oliver during the welcome meeting at the office. He was briefed about the evolution of INCLUDED’s work in Nepal and presented a Nepal timeline summary by Sneh Rajbhandari, Program Manager at INCLUDED Nepal.

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Maya joins the mom’s club

Fortunately, in February, she found a job at SHINE cleaning company through the help of INCLUDED Nepal’s Program Officer, Smriti Karki. “The pay is perhaps the same as what I earned from selling one mattress, however, this is much more stable and has made things more comfortable for us.”

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'Exposure Visit' is counted as one of the main activities of Child's Club that helped the children to improve their physical and mental health. Altogether 57 children attending the ASP program at the INCLUDED community center in Manohara were present guided by the center manager, teachers, and volunteers of Samudayik Sarathi.

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Singing hats

“It’s so cold, it’s so cold, it’s difficult to read and write. Teeth are chattering, teeth are chattering, and all the hair on heads stand tall (in the cold)”

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A dependable home

Binisha’s father is a driver and her mother specializes in the homemade production of local alcoholic beverages. When the little girl was born, Jamuna had to quit working and look after her child. As a result, she was unemployed for more than a year without a choice.

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An aspiring mom

Pushpa Rai, a member of mom’s club at Monohara Community Center, called Smriti Karki, program officer after office on 12th March with delight to share about her job contract with Shine Cleaning Company. The company selected her over five other eligible candidates after a month long on the job training.

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A special day with kids

Shiva and Sarita Karki celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in a special way this year. They spend the day with the kids at the Jadibuti Community Center and offered a complete day meal to the children attending the center on the day.

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Anjana cooks well

Anjana is 15 years old has been a part of After School Program (ASP) for 3 years. Tutoring during ASP has helped her pass all of her exams and especially excel in social studies. She is one of four students who receive all of the required school notebooks from ASP. But Anjana’s favorite part of ASP is getting to work with her best friend Akriti.

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Illiteracy kills

Sujan’s friends, said “We were eagerly waiting for him [Sujan] to take the stage and energize the crowd like he did during the previous programs. It feels incomplete because he couldn’t perform this time.”

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Chris's visit to Kathmandu

Chris Oliver, Chief Finance Officer with INCLUDED, enjoys a Nepali cup of tea after an eventful day at Bhaktapur with the members of the Mom’s club and the INCLUDED Team of Nepal.

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Communicate with Suhasha Malla

Suhasha Malla is an A level graduate in Sociology, Psychology and Economics. She is working as a communications intern at the INCLUDED office and aspires to become a Special Educator in the future, aiming to provide children with the education they deserve. She topped Nepal in her Cambridge A level Sociology examination.

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"Just Like Me" Video Project Blog
The movie maker in town

Gabriel Mellan in action with Uttam Rai, star of Day 1, as both of them start getting comfortable in a new environment with new people. "How are you?" asks Uttam with the little knowledge of English that he has and is replied with a "Thik cha (I'm Fine)" by Gabriel--the only Nepali words that he knows.

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Dance it like Lamsal

Tulasi Lamsal, 35, was shaking her legs on the dance floor with her peers on Saturday in Bhaktapur. She said, “ I have never has done it before”. She was so excited to sing and dance with her friends in a team-building event organized by the mom’s club to observe the International Women’s Day in coordination of INCLUDED Nepal.

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Chris's visit to ASP classroom

On 8th March, 2014 an evening visit to the After School Program at Manohara Community Centre with Chris Oliver and the INCLUDED Nepal Team.

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Manohara Community Center Team

Jonathan Hursh and Rita Chen from INCLUDED visited the community center in Manohara.

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Jadibuti center completed a month

Little kids at the Jadibuti Community Center started their day with the rhyme singing in a circle, holding each other’s hands. Few of them were innocently observing the lips movement of others who were enjoying the rhymes.

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Mom’s club made kids punctual in ECD

"What if the Community Center in Manohara will no longer exist?" Strategically, we asked the newest team members first, and ended with our oldest team members who also happen to be the mothers who live in Manohara. The responses were genuine and heartfelt from the participants of the orientation workshop on 23rd January.

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