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Chepang Health Post

Construction of Health post for the Chepang Community of Kalitaar, Chitwan,Nepal

In 2018, the Chepang  community approached KEEP with the aim of seeking support in developing a community  birthing and general health centre. KEEP developed a partnership with Sante Sans Frontiere (SSF) to  bring this project to fruition. In March 2019, SSF visited KEEP’s office and later visited Chepang village at Kalitaar. A free health camp was organized  at Kalitaar from 21st-23rd March of 2019. It was attended by 225 community members. At the same time, the foundation was laid for the Chepang Health Post. The pillar work was completed last November.

 

Foundation of Chepang Health Post

Completion of pillar work of Chepang Health post

 

Background on Chepang Community:

https://keepnepal.org/chepang-community/

 Due to lack of funds, the construction  has been on halt. KEEP is in need of supporters for this project. If you  would like to donate for this great humanitarian cause, please check the  official bank details.

Account name      : Kathmandu Environmental Education Project

Account number   : 01-0140872-51

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited
Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: SCBLNPKA

 

 

 

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Visit Nepal Year 2020

KEEP supporting Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign on 1st January, 2020 and some clips.

 

 

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Rural Community Development Program

Projects

Rural Community Development Program

A) In December 2013, with support from BridgIT Water Foundation, KEEP successfully conducted a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project that took place at the Shree Chandika Secondary School, and a local health centre of Baruwa VDC, Sindhupalchowk district. In this remote school, children now have full access to water for drinking and washing hands. The water pipes not only run for the drinking water, but also for toilets, greatly improving hygiene.

B) In April 2014, with support from BridgIT Water Foundation, Australia, KEEP successfully conducted water, sanitation, and Hygiene programs for the village and school children of the Baruwa and Lagarche, Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. Students from both communities actively participated with an understanding of our water systems in relation to changing environments and to the adaptation measures. School children worked in groups and presented the issues, possibilities of conservation of water source and practical ways to keep our environment clean.

Completed Projects

A) In partnership with Aussie Action Abroad (AAA), Australia, in July 2013, KEEP completed the renovation of a defective classroom ceiling in the Shree Bag Bhairab High School and completed a ground levelling project to prevent further water seepage.

B) In December 2013, with support from BridgIT Water Foundation, KEEP successfully conducted a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project that took place at the Shree Chandika Secondary School, and a local health centre of Baruwa VDC, Sindhupalchowk district. In this remote school, children now have full access to water for drinking and washing hands. The water pipes not only run for the drinking water, but also for toilets, greatly improving hygiene.

C) On September 20, 2016; The Edinburgh Global Partnership Project, in collaboration with KEEP, was successfully concluded. The project constructed a two classroom school building to replace the old and structurally damaged classrooms of the Shree Saraswoti Primary School of Manpang village of Tanahun district, Nepal. EGP volunteers were involved in the program along with community leaders, school students, and staff. As a result, the school now has two new classrooms and has attracted more children to attend the classes.

D) On March 20, 2015, with the support of the Crooked Trails, USA, the construction work of a “Y” shaped staircase facility for school children was completed in Shree Bindabasini Secondary School, Jogitar, Kavre district. The school has been doing a
great job of educating local children, who have been achieving brilliant results in education

E) Oct 4-11, 2015 Crooked Trails (CT), USA based organization, supported school renovation project at Jogitar, Kavre district, after the recent earthquakes. CT’s 9 members actively participated are Karen Lang, Jeanette Smith, Jody Baush, Tanner Colton, Kolena Allen, Roslyn Erlewine, Anne Mc Cormack, Emi Mc Elroy, Lyle Erlewine, who involved in this earthquake recovery project to encourage education for local school children’s bright future

F) April 4-8, 2016; a milk-station construction project supported by volunteers from Crooked Trails, USA has been completed. KEEP along with the community people participated in the project. The milk-station will help to make better the livelihood of the people of Jogitar Village in Kavre, Nepal.

G) Salang water project, supported by BridgIT foundation Australia. The project was conducted by KEEP with the help of local community, and, now, provides water to `114 households and 1 primary school. The total cost of the project was US $10,000.

Earthquake Resilient School Construction
A) In partnership with Aussie Action Abroad (AAA), Australia, in July 2013, KEEP completed the renovation of a defective classroom ceiling in the Shree Bag Bhairab High School and completed a ground levelling project to prevent further water seepage.

B) On September 20, 2014, The Edinburg Global Partnership Project, in collaboration with KEEP, was successfully concluded. The project constructed a two classroom school building to replace the old and structurally damaged classrooms of the Shree Saraswoti Primary School of Manpang village of Tanahun district, Nepal. EGP volunteers were involved in the program along with community leaders, school students, and staff. As a result, the school now has two new classrooms and has attracted more children to attend. Also, EGP volunteers generously donated school supplies.

C) Staircase Constructed at School
On March 20, 2015, with the support of the Crooked Trails, USA, the construction work of a “Y” shaped staircase facility for school children was completed in Shree Bindabasini Secondary School, Jogitar, Kavre district. The school has been doing a great job of educating local children, who have been achieving brilliant results in education.

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Travelers Information Center

KEEP operates a year round Travellers‘ Information Centre (TIC), centrally located in the bustling tourist hot spot of Thamel. TIC provides free, impartial and independent information to trekkers from all around the world.

FREE trekking information from our experts on where to trek, mountain safety, environmentally friendly trekking

FREE trekkers logs – up to date information and recommendations from people who have just come back from a trip

FREE embassy registration service

FREE daily videos and slide shows about key issues such as porters’ welfare

Eco-friendly fair-trade trekking supplies including biodegradable soap/shampoo, refillable water bottles and water purification solutions, waterproof ‘Go- bags’ (garbage bags) and a range of maps and guidebooks

Safe water re-fill station – say no to disposable bottles!

A well-equipped library

How to leave a positive cultural impact on Nepal

For further more information

Ministry of Culture,Tourism & Civil Aviation,Nepal

Nepal Tourism Board

Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

NTNC

World Wildlife Fund

Nepal Immigration

Department of Tourism

Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)

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Eco-Tourism Capacity Building

The Eco-tourism Capacity Building Program is aimed at increasing the skills of tourism professionals. KEEP achieves this through non-formal education, training and workshops on a variety of issues such as the environment, eco-tourism, con-servation, heritage and languages, mountain safety and First Aid.

Some of the major training programs recently provided by KEEP include:

English language Course

 

KEEP runs an ongoing program of tailored English language courses aimed at improving the conversational abilities of tourism professionals throughout Nepal. Improving language skills has a positive impact on the people of Nepal as it increases the confidence of participants to do their jobs well and increases their transferable skills. Guides, porters and tourism entrepreneurs are taught practical vocabulary and conversation essential for successful interaction with clients. Course runs for four weeks and are taught by experienced native English instructors who are assisted by Nepali instructors. Nearly 200 tourism professionals were benefitted from this course since 2013 to 2015.

Wilderness first aid Course


The Wilderness First Aid Course of KEEP has been incredibly important in teaching tourism professionals how to address injuries in the unpredictable mountainous terrain. KEEP annually conducts two First Aid Courses: three-day refresher courses (RWFAC) and a five-day intensive course (IWFAC). KEEP also conducts special six-day First Aid, in-field treatment, mountain safety, altitude sickness, practical demonstration of CPR methods, and use of portable altitude chambers (PAC bags). Altogether, 163 tourism professionals were benefited from the course from 2013 to 2015.

Eco Leadership Trekking Course

The course is designed to help the trekking leaders and guides develop them into eco-friendly leaders/guides within the fast growing tourism industry of Nepal. This foundation course helps to certify the guides and distinguishes them from general leaders/guides. KEEP conducted this course for 50 trekking leaders and guides from February 14-16, 2014 and on March 8-9, 2015. The program was successfully carried out at Hotel Mustang Holiday Inn, Jyatha, Thamel. Various topics on the environment and leadership in connection to tourism were covered during the three day intensive course.

Environmental Awareness Workshop

With the help of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) KEEP has conducted two Environmental Awareness Workshop until now. The first one in Kathmandu, and, the second one in Pokhara. The aim of this workshop is to make the guides and porters and other tourism professionals aware about environment friendly trekking and sustainable tourism and produce eco-leaders.

Map Navigation

As a part of Eco-tourism capacity building, KEEP offers Map navigation course every once a year. The course particularly designed for guides of trekking industry, enables basic map reading skills to them. This two-day course consists of both theory and practical lessons, as result of the course the guides can read a basic map and lead a group.

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