At the meeting of 15th November, members were given a great Power Point presentation by Dr CL Claridge on the ongoing Rotary projects with which she has been involved in Nepal.
She was asked if it would be possible to make this available so that all members could look at it again, or for members who were, unfortunately for them, not in attendance could also see it. A selection of six slides that give an overview of the presentation are shown below.
The Objectives of the project are:
• To facilitate the social and economic empowerment of women from disadvantaged backgrounds;
• To develop and implement a range of training programs for women;
• To develop women’s micro-finance projects;
• To increase women’s ability to meet the educational needs of their children.
The location of the project is the Handikhola Village Development Area, Makwanpur District, Nepal. This is a very remote area with a sparse population and poor or non-existent facilities. Travel is difficult at all times and impossible in the ‘wet’ season.
At this stage there are 54 women and 5 men involved in the project.
•Sewing skills –30 women (Chepang)
Assembling the treadle machines that have been brought to the remote location by porters.
After training, the new operators are able to produce goods for sale.
Involves 24 females and 5 males (Bankariya) of whom 18 are school students.
If you would like the view the full project presentation the Vimeo link (and password) is http://vimeo.com/243516283 and you must enter the Password which is ' Rotary '.