i) Sipradian Scholarship-Phase I
One of study revealed that two thirds of the Nepali students who enroll in primary education do not continue into lower secondary and one quarter of those who do enter Grade 6, drop out after Grade 7 and major reason for drop out was found to be Poverty.
With the mission of spreading the light of education in society, Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha has been providing scholarship to the needy and deserving students who come from less privileged families. In this first phase ofoperation, Sipradian Sahayat Sanstha has selected the four government schools of Bara, Makwanpur and Parsa districts.
Twenty-six students, studying in grade five to grade ten, have been selected for the scholarship for this 2069 education session. The selection has been made on the basis of their attendance register, previous score sheets, families economic condition and interview conducted by our Sipradian Sahayata Committee members. The scholarship covers all the expenses incurred for admission fees, monthly fees, exam fees, school uniforms, two pairs of extra out dress, books, and other stationeries. Of the 26, 4 children will be under our special program ‘Project Dharmaputra’, along with the educational support, they will provided with all other basic necessities as well.
ii) Care to Aama Ko Ghar:
Aligning with our mission to help and care for senior citizens, orphans and differently-abled people in the society, we have been supporting Bridhawasta Byabasthan Tatha Samaj Kalyan Kuthi popularly known as ‘Aama Ko Ghar’. Aama Ko Ghar is an old age home cum orphanage run singlehandedly by a lady- Ms. Dil Shova Shrestha. She established Aama Ko Ghar in 1998 at her own home at Soalteemode, Ravi Bhawan with an objective to offer shelter and protection to helpless women. Currently, 28 elderly women and 47 children reside in “Aama Ko Ghar”. Most of them are afflicted with physical disabilities like visually impairment, hearing disabilities and paralysis.
Sipradian Sahayata has been contributing small amount of Rs.13000/- per month to Aama Ko Ghar to ease the regular daily needs. Apart from it, we have been regularly visiting the place with various programs of cleaning, providing gift to children such as stationeries, lunch boxes and spending quality time.
iii) Relief Package to Fire Victims
Disaster relief has always been our priority. We attempt to ease the daily life of victims by providing their basic requirements. Till the date, we have provided emergency relief package to the fire victims of three different locations: i) Rataya-5, Banke, ii) Chattual, Sarlahi, and Narha -3, Riggaul, Siraha.
We distributed rice, clothes and also the small amount of financial assistance. Around 152 affected families have been directly benefited till date. We will be continuously providing the emergency relief package to the victims of such and other natural disaster is coming days as well.
iv) Yoga Training
Yoga is a philosophy and discipline applied to the development of mind, body, and spirit. Through practices of holding a variety of body positions or asanas, and the centering of the mind and breath in a meditative way, yoga helps to increase body awareness, posture, flexibility of body and mind and calmness of spirit. It has a profound effect on the circulation and on the functioning of the inner organs, glands and nerves, keeping all systems in radiant health and leading to greater energy, better concentration, and a happier, more fulfilling life.
Acknowledging such huge benefits from yoga, we have been conducting the Yoga training in our Naikap office regulary on each saturday. Ms. Rita Karki, who is highly acquainted with the high level of yoga asanas, has been instructing our yoga sessions. Initially, we are conducting this training to the employees of Sipradi and their families, whereas in near future we are planning to conduct the Yoga Camp in various parts of nation.
Read about PROJECT DHARMAPUTRA