Kathmandu, February 2, 2018: World Vision International Nepal organized a learning event for Nepal Earthquake Recovery Program in Yellow Pagoda Hotel, Jamal. The event was organized with the basic purpose of knowing the impact of the implemented livelihood projects and to come up with better solutions for future. It was funded by Global Affairs Canada.
Representatives from Nuwakot and Gorkha and the officials of government bodies, partner NGOs, World Vision and Global Affairs Canada were among the participants.
Various presentations, group activities and discussions on topics like enterprise development, sustainable interventions, employment, skills promotion, and agricultural support and resilience were conducted in the day-long event.
As mentioned by Atul Mrong, Response Manager at World Vision International Nepal, “All the successes we have achieved in our livelihoods intervention in Gorkha and Nuwakot has been possible only due to combined efforts of the local communities, government bodies, partner NGOs, World Vision and Global Affairs Canada. We take this opportunity to express gratitude to all the groups.”
Speaking at the event, Bishnu Magarati, a beneficiary remarked, “After receiving excavator operation training under this project, I am now employed at a sand mine in my home district and am saving up to NRs. 12,000 every month. Earlier, I used to work as a taxi driver in the capital of the city and saved almost nothing.”
The event concluded on a positive note with all the participants reflecting back on the success of livelihood intervention program which has been able to uplift the lives of families from Nuwakot and Gorkha. These districts were badly hit by the earthquake of 2015.
By: Mahima Poddar