GUTHI, understanding the need to meet the water demand, initiated mission to assess the situation and developed the Emergency Rain Project in partnership with International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA). The project has been supported by the Republic and State of Geneva and the City of Geneva.The main objective of this initiative is to ensure safe Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through the regular supply of water and improved sanitation services.
The project covers two sites: Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary School located at Tripureshwor, Kathmandu and Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp located at Liwali, Bhaktpur; both the communities are in high demand of water.
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With the beginning of Earthquake Response Phase, GUTHI in partnership with International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) and with the support from Republic and State of Geneva initiated Emergency Rain Project. The project is supporting Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary School (VNHSS) and Liwali IDP Camp, build resilience in terms of water and sanitation. Among the two project sites, the project instigated the formation of Rain Club at Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary School. The club consists of 12 students including a teacher as their mentor. The objective of the club is to monitor the maintenance of sanitation and hygiene in the school. Besides, the club also works on promotion of WASH status of the school.Read more: Sanitation and hygiene is our concerns
It has been ages since water scarcity has found its place in the headlines of every newspaper. In Kathmandu, public water taps are common to our visual; however one can hardly find water running through. In the mean time, finding people highly depended upon groundwater to meet can be easily traced down. The only question that lie is- How long is the groundwater going to serve the people?Read more: Blessing Rain!!
A year has passed by since Nepal Earthquake 2015 yet the people are vulnerable to water borne diseases due to insufficient and poor quality water supply. People were happy when Marc Sylvestre, Program Manager of International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) officially laid foundation stone for the construction of underground water storage tank at Liwali Internally Displace Persons (IDP) camp. “This ceremony has raised hope of receiving clean water among the people. We all are very thankful towards IRHA and GUTHI for this help,” happily expressed Narayan Prasad Khaitu, President, Liwali IDP Camp.Read more: Foundation Stone laid for Underground Water Storage Tank at Liwali IDP Camp
The journey towards success begins with dream. As a child every one of us has a dream for our future and we do our best to achieve it. Likely, Soni Gauccha, a 14 years old girl from the Liwali IDP camp dreams to become a doctor in future. She is a bright student determined towards her dream. Therefore, studying in this age is vital for her.Read more: Chasing the dream
Sanitation is associated with measuring the necessities for improving and protecting health and well beings of the people. Access to sanitation is considered as one of the basic right of human. However, statistics of Water Aid shows only 27% of the total population in Nepal has access to sanitation. Further, each day 40 children die due to diarrhea and water borne diseases, UNICEF.Such issues have emerged as the result of unhygienic habits, inadequate facilities and lack of awareness.Read more: Awareness Session on Sanitation for better education at Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary School