COVID-19 Rapid Response: Street Child of Nepal

Categories: COVID-19 pandemic, Funding rounds, Project impact
16 September 2021

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We asked organisations who had received a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant from UK Aid Direct to create a short video covering their activities and what they achieved with their extra funding.

Here is the fourth in our series of videos: from Street Child of Nepal.

Street Child, Nepal Rapid Response grant
Street Child, Nepal implement their Rapid Response grant from UK Aid Direct

In the southern belt of Province 2, the Terai Dalit communities live near the border and river banks in temporary huts. They are landless and many don’t have citizenship.

This means these people don’t have access to formal education and other basic needs provided by the government. Their main source of income is farming and construction labourer work.

“We provided food to 4,000 women-headed households and 2,500 households received menstrual hygiene kits.”

The Rapid Response Programme was implemented to support Dalit communities of Province 2 during COVID-19. The project was developed and implemented in partnership with Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS), Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) and Aasaman, who have been working for a long time and have a lot of prominence in Province 2.

Watch the full video from Street Child of Nepal

See an infographic summing up the achievements of Rapid Response grant holders, three months into their six-month funding. Read the infographic article.