(Amkot , a village at Siddhalek Rural Municipality -3, Dhading had been facing problems in case of accessibility and availability of drinking water as the villagers were not able to utilize the existing water resources thereby. The villagers of Amkot had to walk down the hills to fetch water and walk up-hills carrying the water. Specifically women and girls used to spend hours just fetching water and bringing it back to home. But now, through this water project, the water has been fetched up from downhill and is distributed to the villagers through distribution pipes. Altogether 64 families (345 people) belonging to different social backgrounds have been the direct beneficiaries of the project.
KEEP provides water infrastructure projects to these remote mid-mountains rural areas by providing “Drinking Water, Sanitation and Health” programs. )
Kathmandu Environmental Education Program (KEEP) Nepal provided drinking water infrastructures at ltapani and Bahunthok Villages in Dhading District under the grant of BridglT Water Foundation Australia. The project is a joint collaboration between local government, KEEP, BridgIT Water Foundation Australia and SMEC Foundation Australia & Nepal.
The project created sustainable community managed water supplies in the target rural communities of the Dhading District. A total of 74 households and 511 people (Male- 219, Female -292) are benefitted from this water project.
- Porters’ Awareness Workshop
KEEP successfully conducted Porters ‘Awareness Workshop at Parchyang of Rasuwa from February 17-19 of 2021. The workshop was attended by 203 porters involved in mountain tourism of Nepal.
- COVID -19 Relief Program
As a part of COVID -19 Relief Program, on 12th October of 2020 ,KEEP with the support of a UK citizen Mr. Charles Hebert- provided rice bags each of 25 kg to 90 porters belonging to Rasuwa district who lost their job due to the COVID-19 and were stuck at Goldhunga.
- Warm jackets for senior citizens of Rasuwa
On 3rd January 2021, the KEEP team provided warm jackets to senior citizens of Yarsa of Rasuwa.
- Winter English Language Course
KEEP successfully conducted a four –week Basic Winter English Language Course at Yarsa and Sirsiu of Rasuwa for adventure tourism professionals. The courses were conducted from December 22, 2020 – January 19 of 2021.It was attended by 57 participants.
Thanku GIZ CIM for delivering much required IT equipment to Keep Nepal. GIZ supports its returning experts providing necessary support. In this regard, GIZ supported Ms. Sadiksha Basnet who is currently working as aprogram officer at KEEP with IT equipments.
June1 2017 With a support from the BridgIT Water Foundation, Australia, the water project at the Birta Deurali, Kavre district, has been resumed with great enthusiasm from local people, which was immediately delayed by the recent nation-wide local election. After earthquake, as in other parts of Nepal, the water sources has been subdued here as well. Water is the foremost necessity among the basic need of life. Water Supply benefits houses, high school (+2) directly.
Submitted by: Kathmandu Environmental Education Project K.E.E.P.
In the rural Nepalese district of Sindupalchowk, the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (K.E.E.P.) conducted a clean-water project called ‘Drinking Water, Sanitation and Health’ (WASH) in partnership with BridgIT Water Foundation, Australia. This project was implemented in the villages of Baruwa and Lagarche, with the aim of addressing one of the eight United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in a bid to increase access to clean water for all.
Nepal is one of the 10 poorest countries in the world. Villagers living in rural areas represent some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups globally. Only 31% of Nepal has sanitation coverage, leading to widespread open defecation. Approximately a third of all deaths in Nepal are of children under five years old, and half of these are due to diarrhea. Water supplies are often polluted and water-borne diseases are common.
The objectives of this project were to provide infrastructure development for sustainable water sanitation as well as and safe drinking water to the 80 households of the two villages and their schools (481 students). WASH has supplied clean and perennial water to schools and communities through the development of innovative infrastructure like water storage tanks, which had to be transported along with all materials from the city to the remote villages, water pipelines had to be dug through the village
The holistic, innovative approach of this project not only focused on structural development, but also health improvement, human development and sustainability. It was essential, therefore, for K.E.E.P not only to build infrastructure but to educate the local community. Workshops to educate communities and school kids about hygiene and sanitation were hosted. A local water committee was set up with a seed fund and the communities have ongoing support from K.E.E.P.
BridgIT Water Foundation Australia