Helember Kandel, Principal, Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary School (VNHSS)

After the earthquake, we could not repair the existing bad state toilets due to lack of funds. But now with the assistance of GUTHI, we get to renovate these toilets and certainly it helped us for maintaining school hygiene. We all are happy including guardians. We will certainly take good care of these toilets.

Nirmala Thapa, Secondary teacher, VNHSS

I was unaware till now that saving rainwater can help reduce present water problem. Though one time investment to install rainwater harvesting system is high, in long run it will be financially viable option to cope with water problems. We need not to buy and depend on water suppliers.

Bishnu Hari Adhikari, Secondary teacher, VNHSS

I was collecting rainwater in tubs and drums during monsoons from earlier. However, I did not know about systematic collection and storing of rainwater that can be used in dry season. Knowing that rainwater harvesting system is easy means to collect and store water for later days; I am excited to install rainwater harvesting system in my house. I will certainly consult with technician. If only the government make the rainwater harvesting system mandatory and provide subsidiary, water crisis of the valley will be minimized drastically.

Jaganath Bagale, secondary teacher, VNHSS

We are very happy to be participants of the technical training session on WASH session, even though we were aware of RWH components previously but now we came to know the importance of it after losing it.

Binod Kumar Shrestha, Non- teaching staff, VNHSS

The condition of toilets has improved after repair works and cleaning become easier.Most importantly the foul odor from the toilets has reduced significantly that used to disturb to the nearby classes.

Sanu Kumari Shrestha, Non-teaching staff, VNHSS

I find the program very useful and interesting. I came to know about Activated Effective Microorganism which can be used in composting and cleaning. I will certainly use it in my daily life.

Madhu Tiwari, Secondary teacher, VNHSS

I have understood that EM is a collection of good bacteria and it has good purposes. Awareness about EM must be spread among a wider public. We learned many things in this training session, which we can share to our students. Students will then explain it to their parents that creates multiplier effect. 

Shova Khoju, Resident, Liwali IDP Camp

The procedure of Liquid Soap Manufacture is simple but its marketing is the real challenge. For now, capturing local market should be the first step. We do not have any income source. After this program, I am hopeful that we can at least earn some money and also learn new skill.

Narayan Khaito, President of Liwali IDP Camp 

The installation of rainwater harvesting system is a vital step in face of prevalent water scarcity in the campsite. Besides, awareness session would support the management of the system in future.

Kamal Keshari, resident, Liwali IDP Camp

We used rainwater for bathing and cleaning the utensils but never knew that we can use it for drinking purpose after treating it properly,

Nani Maya Bohaju, a resident of Liwlai IDP Camp

I found the liquid soap of good quality. Besides, the raw materials used are easily available. Since there is a high daily demand of detergent, it would also cover a good market. In my view, the soap business would certainly uplift the living standard of people like us living in camp.

Hari Sundar Bohaju, Resident, Liwali IDP Camp

The technical training session on WASH was very fruitful for me. These types of training sessions are very important for people living in vulnerable areas. Here in Liwali Camp, we are vulnerable with disasters like flood, earthquake and short circuit which might be hazardous. Therefore, the training helped us to identify the prevalent risks in the camp site and mitigate it. Moreover, we learnt about the social mapping and its importance. After the session, I look forward to discuss more about the disaster risk among the community member including disaster mitigation and management.

Suman Bohaju, Resident, Liwali IDP Camp

The training session on Disaster Risk Reduction was very educational to me as I got various information on disaster prevention and mitigation. I even learnt how to response the impact of disaster. I suggest such training session in other wards or areas as well.

Amrit Lawaju, Resident, Liwali IDP Camp

I found the training session on Disaster Risk Reduction extra ordinary. I have never been to such training before. These types of training session guide us to be safe from the impact of disaster. In this training session, I learnt about the prevalent risk in my society. Besides, I also learnt that the risk can be minimized or at least we can be prepared whenever any disaster occurs. Moreover, I event learned the use of local resource in order to minimize the risk.

Krisha Koju, a resident of Liwali Camp

I had heard about disaster risk management before but now I am clearer about the concept. After the training session, I learnt how to response during any disaster. Besides, I also understood what can be done before, during and after any disaster. What I learned today, I look forward to share it among friends and family so that they can also be aware how to be safe from disaster.

Shree Ram Khaito, resident of Liwali

Previously, I had no knowledge about Disaster Risk Management. The training session enlightened me on how disaster management can be done. Besides, I even learnt how to rank the disaster risks, value it and how to analyze them in order to reduce the consequences in future. Now I am able to rank several disaster risks in my community that can occur in future, prepare a response plan and minimize them.

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