Health Environment conservation and Rural Development Service
Ansprechpartner: Sita Ram Bhatta
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HERDS Nepal, a voluntary, non-profit making and non governmental organization was established in Nepal in 1995 with a mission of reducing poverty and sufferings in the country. It is also affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC), the NGO coordinating body of the Government of Nepal. HERDS has grown into one of the leading organizations working for community development in Nepal. It has been striving to continuously serve the most vulnerable sections of the population and is also making constant efforts to build its institutional capacity in order to achieve its mission. It renders its services throughout the country and some specific projects are implemented in the districts of Sindhuli, Mahotari and Udayapur.
Executive Committee: The Executive Committee of HERDS is composed of nine persons, including five elected by the General Assembly from amongst HERDS’s general and life members. The committee is coordinated by the Chairperson and Secretary General. The Executive Committee has the overall responsibility and authority to administer and manage HERDS’s resources and programmes through planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting within the framework of policies, plans and budget approved by the General Assembly.
Activities of HERDS Nepal
Reaching the unreached- In collaboration with its partners and supporters HERDS is carrying out the following programmes in Nepali community:
• Non-Formal Education Project for out of school children.
• Awareness of Child Rights, Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS Project.
• Awareness Against Girls Trafficking Project
• Well Construction for Drinking Water Project
• Child Education Project
• Immunization Project
• Implementation of Home Gardening Project
• Public awareness
Project successfully completed:
• Combating Trafficking of Women and Girls in Sindhuli, Udayapur and Mahotari Districts.
• Community Primary Health Service Project- Sindhuli.
• School Health project - Educating High School Students on HIV/AIDS, Sindhuli, Mahotari and Udayapur Districts.
• Community vegetable farming
Funding partners (sources):
• Kamalamai Municipality, Government of Nepal.
• Social Welfare Council (SWC), Government of Nepal.
• Maiti Nepal (a national NGO working against girls trafficking)
• The Asia Foundation /USAID.
• NARMSAP, Danida.
• DED, Germany.
• Lions Club International.
Public awareness: Raising public awareness has been one of the major activities of HERDS Nepal which primarily aims at:
• Undertaking of community based programmes to empower communities against rural poverty;
• Raising awareness among the public in general in order to bring about behavioural changes;
• Promoting of networking in the field of poverty, child and maternal health and participate in such endeavours;
• Information dissemination for poverty reduction and child and maternal health.
Looking towards the future:
HERDS has been contributing to promote child and maternal health and reduction of rural poverty through a number of measures taken in the last decade. However, great deals of efforts are yet to be made to meet the enormous challenge that lie ahead in this sector. HERDS will continuously strive for consolidation of the existing programmes, expansion of community based programmes, strengthening of institutional capacity and networking with likeminded personalities, individual and institutional donors and organizations in the years to come.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Further we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff in the following fields: education, environment and women’s and children’s issues. Other supporting possibilities are non funding and advisory support.