Nepal School Projects (Canada) was founded in 1974 for the purpose of building schools in the poor rural Tamang communities of the Kabhre Palanchok District. At that time, villages seeking education for their children had to construct suitable premises with their own resources in order to be eligible for government appointed and paid teachers. Thus, very poor villages with no resources that were unable to construct such premises were at a disadvantage. During NSP’s first ten years in Nepal, we assisted 56 villages with the construction of primary schools. In addition to the construction of schools, a hands-on vocational training program for young village adults was established.
In 1984, after meeting the educational needs of the poor rural communities in the central and northern parts of the district, NSP made an exploratory visit to the Southern Mahabharat Region. It was officially considered to be a remote, undeveloped area of the district - the visit was a revelation as the villages were the poorest ever encountered during NSP’s presence in Nepal. A year later, NSP officially shifted development assistance to this region.
In addition to the need for school construction, NSP received a large number of applications for drinking water systems, which became the key development focus.
Today, NSP has broadened its focus further by responding to a wide range of community identified needs. Any community seeking NSP assistance must form a project committee with the full participation of women, which will be responsible for project formulation and implementation.
Help create a better quality of life for vulnerable populations in rural Nepal, by also gaining their full participation in the development of projects targeting certain aspects of their communities such as sanitation, education and health.
Support communities in seeking solutions to problems they have identified and to provide materials and expertise in the completion of these identified projects.
Partnership, Participation, Equity