Why it Matters
To promote health means to promote quality of life, self-determination, and justice. Nepali face many obstacles to their health and wellbeing: a lack of health education and access to medical supplies, overcrowding, food insecurity, unclean drinking water, a lack of toilets, smoky houses, the list could go on. NSP is seeking to support the holistic health of Nepali by addressing these obstacles so that every Nepali can pursue their life free of disease, thirst, and hunger.
By focussing on sanitation, NSP can promote health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes as well as the treatment and proper disposal of sewage or wastewater. Sanitation is a particular focus of NSP due to the remoteness of the Kabhre Palanchok Region. The remoteness of this Region makes it very challenging to create the sanitation infrastructure that we know helps to prevents disease, such as toilets and water treatment systems. Building context specific solutions to sanitation challenges is essential in order to support the long-term health and wellbeing of Nepali.
Before NSP, in the Kabhre Palanchok Region, education was a privilege. We are working hard to ensure it is a right. We are doing this because education is empowerment and an empowered child leads to an empowered community. An education provides children with the necessary tools they need to give back to their community. Importantly, an education provides options, so that all children have choice in their lives. How a child participates in their learning community, which tools they acquire, and what options they are provided with depends on context. However, whether you live in a remote mountain village in Nepal or in the city of Toronto, empowered citizens can change the world.