TYPES OF PROJECTS
The REACH for Nepal Foundation (RFN) is now providing support in a range of areas where there is a desperate need for assistance including -
Initially established to focus on providing aid following the 2015 earthquakes, the foundation still has a strong focus in building/rebuilding (earthquake) damaged schools so that children have an appropriate and safe learning environment. The construction process is managed in such a way that school teaching and learning activities can continue during construction.
RFN’s environmentally friendly approach also contributes to the development of construction skill levels in the communities where we work, promoting the use of earthquake-resistant building techniques and improving future livelihood opportunities.
RFN provides emergency medical and health relief as well as long-term initiatives such as hygiene and nutrition education in the communities in which we work. Our long-term approach to health-care delivery aims to provide communities with a genuine chance of success in the future. RFN recognises the importance of addressing both the emotional and physical well-being of the community's most marginalised.
In Nepal, families' first priority is to meet basic needs such as food and shelter. In some cases, parents require their children (particularly girls) to work all day in the field to supplement household income, perform daily chores, or even care for younger siblings while their parents work for a living. As a result, many families are unable to send their children to school in order for them to receive an education.
Many of the children who do attend school receive a poor education as a result of inadequately trained and underpaid teachers, as well as a lack of resources such as textbooks, pencils, and paper.
This is a challenge that RFN accepts, and we strive to educate or upskill people and communities in order to make them self-sufficient and financially independent.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
WASH is an acronym for "Water And Sanitation Hygiene." Access to WASH is a critical public health issue in international development, and it is a key component of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
RFN believes that everyone should have access to safe drinking water, and that this access is incorporated in the delivery of the vast majority of projects we undertake in Nepal. RFN's water and sanitation programmes include infrastructure development, sanitation improvement, and hygiene education to aid the community we work in.
When we first begin working with a community, we typically focus on some of the fundamentals, such as the provision of food, water, health, and education. Once that's taken care of, RFN invests in the community, such as skill training, to help fuel the local economy.
We provide training to those in need in order to help them grow their businesses, invest in farmers, improve farming methods, and collaborate with the community. This assists parent in becoming better caregivers for their children. And those children grow up better fed, educated, and prepared to break the cycle of poverty.
In the aftermath of a disaster, whether natural or man-made, RFN works to ensure that relief arrives as soon as possible. This is critical to ensuring that survivors do not suffer for an extended period of time. RFN Nepal uses its skills, resources, and on the ground networks to provide effective and efficient assistance in disaster relief.
When a disaster strikes, RFN works to provide immediate emergency assistance (Relief), then to rehabilitate broken lives (Recovery), and finally to invest in long-term community development (Rebuild).