OUR PROJECTS

We are taking an integrated and holistic approach to our humanitarian efforts, so our projects encompass number of focus areas. Currently, we are involved in number of projects as listed below:

1. Post-earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background: 
2015’s earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale took the lives of more than 8000 people and displaced 1.3 million more from rural hilly areas and Kathmandu valley. Nearly 5,000 schools were completely destroyed and 503 health facilities totally damaged. Sindhupalchowk district was the most affected area where ninety-five per cent of school buildings and health facilities suffered major damage.
After providing immediate relief to earthquake affected communities of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and surrounding area, we shifted our focus to long-term rehabilitation work. After our on-site visit to Sindhupalchowk district, we discovered that most of the schools, health posts were damaged beyond repair along with water supplies being damaged as well. Some villages were running schools in temporary shelters whereas in some villages children had stopped going to school since such arrangements could not be made. The importance of building schools, health posts and maintaining proper water supply could not be overlooked.
The villages covering this project are situated in the most remote areas in Sindhupalchhok District with very limited/ delayed access to aid from the government. The key areas for intervention was identified as follows:

A. Permanent Learning Center: There was need for Permanent School Building with furniture and other basic teaching school items like blackboards and other teaching aids. We found that more than 90% of the schools damaged and need urgent reconstruction. Schools were running in open sky without basic facilities like desk and bench to students.

B. Sanitation: Periphery near temporary schools and houses had become the most frequently used places for open defecation after the earthquake. Thus, consideration on managing open defecation was important area for intervention.

C. Medical Support: There was an immediate need of restoring public health care centers of the area. In absence of the basic medical support, communities are suffering a lot.

D. Safe Drinking Water: Drinking water channels of the villages got damaged by earthquake, it was essential to make available safe drinking water to the affected communities.
Based upon the visit, it was discovered that, local population was unable to reconstruct the area, especially considering their low economic status. Construction of school would not only help children gain knowledge and skills required to succeed but also would indicate start of normal life to many people and also help them overcome the post trauma, especially after such a big natural calamity. Similarly, construction of health post and access to clean water supply system would promote their healthy living and prevent possible epidemic.

 
Objective of the Project

  • Project’s main objective is to facilitate Government of Nepal and its allied department in rebuilding Public infrastructure damaged by the earthquake.
  • Rebuilding of 6 Govt Schools & 2 Primary Health Posts in Sindhupalchowk in collaboration with Tata Trusts/ TCIT.
  •  Motivating participation of the local management committees in the rebuilding process for developing ownership and taking care of infrastructure, post implementation.

2. COMMUNITY KITCHEN SERVING HEALTHY FOOD TO THE SOCIETY

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background: 
Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha, a CSR wing of Sipradi partnered with the Akshaya Patra Foundation of India with financial support of Tata Sustainability Group to operate a Temporary Community Kitchen to serve hot meals to earthquake victims during last year’s earthquake.
Many homeless children, orphans as well as young students in many public schools are unable to afford hygienic food. Following the overwhelming response to the community kitchen project, Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha is building a permanent infrastructure to upscale the program which will be a first of a kind in Nepal that will provide healthy meals to those in need.

 
Objective:

The project aims to operate a mid-day meal program serving wholesome food to homeless children, orphans and students at local government schools.

3. BHOTEKOSHI FLOOD RELIEF

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

Flooding of Bhote Koshi River triggered by heavy rainfalls wreaked havoc by sweeping over two dozen houses at Tatopani VDC in Sindhupalchowk in June 2016. Over 1000 households were directly affected by the floods at Tatopani VDC and over 200 houses from Tatopani VDC’s Larcha to Liping located on the banks of the river were washed away.
Road access to the villages was completely wiped away by the flood which created further difficulties for authorities to distribute relief materials. Sipradi went into immediate action to provide relief to the flood affected victims mobilizing volunteer employees from Kathmandu.

PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

  • Notification to Sindhupalchowk Chief District Officer (CDO) for relief distribution was given and approval was obtained with list of flood affected households.
  • Purchase of relief materials and arrangements for transportation was made. We shipped the relief materials from Kathmandu to Barbise (90 km) via Truck and manually loaded unloaded four times en route to Tatopani (25 km) due to many portions of roads being swept away by flood.
  • 12 Sipradians distributed relief coupons over the course of four days with the help of local volunteers and security personnel across all ten wards of Tatopani VDC.
  • We distributed relief package that comprised of 25 kg rice, 2 litres cooking oil and 2 kg kitchen salt for each household over the course of two days.

 

4. HAMRO BUS KO KURA- A ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background: 
In FY 2015/16, a total of 2,006 people lost their life and 13,048 were injured in road accidents across Nepal. The total reported road accidents stand at 10,013 while real numbers are supposed to increase more as accidents with minor injury or damage to vehicles are often settled at the accident site and are not reported to police. There has been a rising trend of road accidents and fatalities in Nepal throughout the years.
Most of the accidents are attributed to negligence of drivers. Data shows that 75% of these accidents are caused by driver’s negligence while 13% of the accidents were due to over speeding. Other reasons include cases of drunk driving, recklessness of passengers, overtaking, mechanical breakdowns and overloading.

 
Concept

 
Hamro Bus ko Kura is a road safety related school campaign initiated by Sipradi Trading Private Limited which is implemented in collaboration with Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division.

 
Hamro Bus ko Kura Campaign aims to ensure safe and comfortable travel of children by making them aware about road safety and traffic rules. The program also aims to educate staff such as drivers, conductors, and attendants operating school buses to improve themselves in their daily tasks, and helps them understand the psychology and behaviour of school children better so as to prevent accidents.

Objective
The primary objective of the program is as follows:

  • To aware school students about road safety and traffic rules.
  • To upgrade knowledge of school staff such as drivers, conductors, and attendants operating school buses and make them aware of best practices.
  • To demonstrate and communicate about safety features of TATA School Buses.
  • To build good rapport with Schools and Colleges Owners.

 

 

5. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background:
National Census 2011, puts Nepal’s literacy rate at 65.9 percent. We believe that the low literacy rate is a major constraint to our nation’s development.
Sipradian Sahayata Sanstaha, a CSR wing of Sipradi is committed in providing education to underprivileged and orphan children across Nepal. In 2012, we have initiated a scholarships program targeting needy and deserving students. Their scholarship covers tuition fees; cost of books and stationery; two sets of school uniform & sportswear; two sets of shoes and bags. We also provide stipend for Tiffin/snack as well as funds for basic medical support.
We strongly believe education is the basis of true development as today’s children who will be our future leaders and this little effort of ours will help in the broad global mission of imparting education to every child.
Program Objective: To provide access to education to needy and deserving students.

 
PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

  • Identification of students through our network with employees, individuals and organizations.
  • Need assessment of the identified students by our staff and preparation of assessment report.
  • Payment of monthly and/or annual fees and provision for books, stationaries and other expenses.
  • Periodic review of Students’ performance and class attendance records to assess continuation of funding.

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • In 2016 we funded 117 students across 19 schools/institutions across various districts in school as well as graduate level scholarship programs.
  • We also installed solar systems at student hostels for underprivileged children of Chepang community that will ease during rampant power cuts in those areas.

 

 

6. SPONSORSHIP FOR EMERGING SPORTSPERSONS

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background:
Sports have never been an attractive carrier choice for Nepalese youths mainly attributed to low commercial value of sports in Nepal resulting in unstable income. The current average monthly income of many National Level Players is around 230USD (NPR 25,000).
Recently Nepal has made some progress in the International sports arena with appearances in the last T20 cricket world cup and recent gold medal victory in football in the SA Games. Interest among the Nepali people in the sports as well as the players has subsequently increased. However, sport is still an early growing phase and it requires substantial support for continued growth and development.
In many cases, due to this economic instability, there is constant pressure for aspiring sportspersons to look for other economic opportunities resulting in them losing focus or leaving the game even at their peak.
Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha (a CSR wing of Sipradi) this year, as part of our commitment to social development, started financially supporting 2 young U-19 National Team Cricket Players.

Objective:

To provide monthly economic support to sportspersons to help relieve them from financial burden so they can focus on improving their talents.

 
PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

  • Assessment and Selection of two deserving and talented U-19 Cricket Players with the help of Mr Paras Khadka (Captain of National Team of Nepal) and Mr. Binod Daas (Former Captain and Current Coach of Nepal U-19 National Team)
  • Contract signing between players and Sipradi Management for economic support for two years in presence of Media and Sports persons.
  • We are also planning to provide complete set of world class playing kit and equipment to these two players this year as well as extending this support other needy players as well.

 

OUTCOME

  • Provided National Team Cricketers Md. Aarif Sheikh and Sunil Dhamala with additional monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000 each to relieve them from financial burden so they can focus on improving their talents and improve the overall quality of Nepalese Cricket.
  • Greater visibility and indirect marketing of Sipradi and Brands we represent.
  • Increased goodwill towards Sipradi among Nepali sports community.

 

 

 

7. ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background:
In recent Years, Nepal has witnessed a shortage of manpower across various industries including auto repair and maintenance. Sipradi being market leader in automotive and renewable energy industry of Nepal is always looking for ways to support and enhance business that have direct impact to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our end customers such as highway mechanics, channel partners and other service delivery institutions.
The aim of the program is to help low-income families become self-sustaining entrepreneurs, promote the development of enterprises, and then create a strong partnership between our end customers and local service delivery institutions.

Objective:

In the process of creating income and employment opportunities, the program’s objective is to build the capacity of existing local entrepreneurs by providing them necessary skills to improve their efficiency and to help them adapt to technological changes.

 
PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION
Sipradi Training Centre was established in the year 2008 to strengthen skill requirement for technicians, drivers and employees to improve their overall attitudes and technical understanding of work. It offers the comprehensive portfolio of modern training and learning solution to help and choose the right mix of training, understand where candidate abilities stand today and where we want them or they desire to be in the near future. Training is based on the current abilities of the trainees and future needs for that particular job.
Based on the data accumulated in the Previous Years, key thrust areas of concern are identified based on which Sipradi Training Center designs a Training and Development Calendar for existing and prospective entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

8. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS TO SECURITY FORCES

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

Our Security force development programs is designed to equip the security personnel (Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force) with the knowledge and skills required for effective operational deployment of vehicles and tries to meet the demands of modern vehicles to operate them in one of the roughest terrains of the world. Safety is the underlying principle to all our training.
The main objective of these programs is to update the vehicles related knowledge of our national security forces and make them aware about the technological advancement of modern vehicles.
We also intend to refresh the knowledge of our security forces on the technological changes in vehicles which will enhance their diagnostic skills.

ACHEIVEMENT

  • Conducted 15 Training and Development sessions to more than 300 security personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force.
  • A good rapport building with National Security Agencies.

 

PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

Sipradi Training Center designs and implements Training and Development sessions for Security Forces focusing on their key requirements to enhance the efficiency of their mobile units.
Sipradi Training Centre was established in the year 2008 to strengthen skill requirement for technicians, drivers and employees to improve their overall attitudes and technical understanding of work. It offers the comprehensive portfolio of modern training and learning solution to help and choose the right mix of training, understand where candidate abilities stand today and where we want them or they desire to be in the near future. Training is based on the current abilities of the trainees and future needs for that particular job.

 

 

9. BLOOD DONATION DRIVE

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

On the occasion of Bishwakarma Puja, Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha held (continued annually) a blood donation drive in office Premises in September 17, 2016.
The program is conducted in coordination with our HR /Admin employees and Blood bank of Nepal who sends volunteers and medics to help us on this drive.

ACHEIVEMENT

  • Collected over 100 pints of bloods from the active involvement of Sipradi employees.
  • Encouraged Team Work among Sipradi Staffs.
  • Gained local media coverage and leverage across all social media Platform

 

 

10. TREE PLANTATION PROGRAM

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background:
As more and more trees and forests are recklessly being cleared away each year to give way to the mushrooming of housing settlements and industries, the issue of ecological imbalance is becoming a cause for concern.
Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha is committed towards using sustainable methods that help to protect environment and as our small gesture of support to overall environment protection drive, we every year initiate tree plantation program in all our branches throughout Nepal.

PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

Sipradi plan and promotes tree-planting activities across all our branches throughout Nepal for which event was held on June 5, 2016 on the occasion of World Environment Day which saw an overwhelming participation of almost over 200 staffs. Saplings was distributed to our employees who planted trees inside as well outside the premises of our Office and Workshop. We are also ensuring through regular inspections that these plants are well taken care throughout the year.

 

 

11. YOGA AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

Background:
Across the globe, yoga programs are appreciated as a way to connect the benefits of yoga with the idea of volunteerism. Our project’s aim has been to facilitate selfless action and service to others while also improving oneself.
We hold weekly yoga program for employees of Sipradi which includes yoga sessions as well as lectures on promoting healthy lifestyle as well as personal growth and development.

 

PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

  • A yoga committee was formulated with Sipradi’s Top Management Team serving as facilitators.
  • The Senior Vice Chairman of Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha is serving as lead facilitator and trainer for the program.
  • The program is held every Saturday for all Sipradi staffs which includes experience sharing among the staffs in various management topics.