Ramechhap, August 22, 2016: Fun and Learn, a unique education and entertainment fair is being held in Bijulikot, a remote village of, Ramechhap district. The fair hosts an array of cultural activities like drama, songs, folk dance along with small stalls to market local agricultural products. The fair attendants are also treated to few sessions of quiz competition and public interaction, which are packed with messages of livelihood, nutrition, health, disaster risk reduction and climate change.
The idea behind setting up a fair is to create a common, local and accessible platform for farmers, consumers, community, stakeholders and service providers to share their experiences, knowledge skills and products. The ultimate aim of the fair is to encourage families to increase resilience and food security, such as nutrition-sensitive agriculture, market-driven livelihood skill, local market systems, climate smart behaviors, coping and stress management and linkages of behavior and practices for improving health and economic status of vulnerable communities.
TheÂ fairÂ has especially targeted 1000 daysâ€™ mothers, youths, farmers, teachers, health workers, families, government stakeholders and community based groups.
The fair is also broadcasted live through a local FM station so that the message could travel further than the fair location.
Courtesy: Save the Children