jeudi 25 juin 2015

Report from the field : Visit and support at Chautara (Sindhupalchowk District)

On 24th June 2015, we went to CLASS Chautara , Sindhupalchowk for Program.
We conducted a "health camp" for the parents, kids and local communities. 

115 person participated in the health check up. Most of the women of the village participated and we distributed necessary medicines.

We distributed also 15 box big Tarpaulin to the local schools. The Headmaster and  teachers were so relieved and consequently able to restart the school normal system... 

We distributed also 70 Dignity kit and 50 pcs mosquito Net for supported kids mothers and local women. 

The local administration office, District Child Welfare Office and police office also participated in the program. 

In our supported kids the village almost totally collapsed. 41 people died including 12 children (in that village).

 The local communities and government officer requested us to provide them  "Jasta Pata" (tin roof) as soon as possible,

Only for that village,  we then urgently need 58 bundle of Jasta. (a bundle is 70 $ without transport as per gov price and for 8 pieces of metal roof)

At that time they couldn't manage money for their last ritual so they put 41 dead bodies in same place. (common) 

Quelques jours de paix, de socialisation, d'échange.... L'équipe "réduction des risques" vient d'organiser 3 jours d'activités spéciales pour les enfants en situation de rues de Katmandou... CPCS a fait et fera encore beaucoup pour les victimes du tremblement de terre, mais nous n'oublions pas ces enfants que CPCS sert depuis sa fondation... Bien sur les conséquences du tremblement de terre pousseront tant et tant de nouvelles vies vers l'errance... Nous serons là et prêt ! Merci aux superbes équipes de terrain... merci à nos partenaires sur la réduction des risques, les amis de Soeur Emmanuelle, la fondation Vieujant, etc. pour leur soutien sans faille !

 Picnic and Fun Activities !  21 june to 24 june 2015              
“Resilience and fun after the earthquakes” (report by ATR Sir)

Today the "Risks Reduction" Team organised picnic and swimming program with sifal shelter children and street-based kids. There were altogether 32 children and 4 staffs.We did many games and activities but the idea was to help the children speaking about this tragedy, about what they saw, what they faced and how to cope with that... 

“Swimming “
                           First day 21 june 2015 we sent children in swimming pool. There were 23 children and 2 staffs. It was great with children they feel so happy after the big earthquake. 15 children were under 14 years old and others were older. We faced some difficulties to find a swimming pool still operating (Most of pools are destroyed and closed since the earthquake)
“Picnic on Godhawari”

Second and last days, 22-23 june 2015 we moved for picnic on Godavari, inside the CPCS property (Recreationnal Center) .32 kids attend for two days. 
We spoke a lot about earthquake consequences, situation of the kids, risks linked with earthquake, etc... We also saw the new CPCS movie.... 

It was a great time and kids enjoyed so much... We strictly refused them to take drugs or glue and they followed this rule (discussed with them and approved before)....

mardi 23 juin 2015

Medical support and relief support sent to Gorkha again...

Report from the field : We conducted health camp to the parents, kids and local communities. 150 person participated in the health check up we distributed medicine to them.

In our health camp our HA Padam sir and one local HA helped us. We distributed 10 box big Tarpaulin (60m) to local school. All school teachers participated in our program. With our support, they will be able to restart classes in good conditions (better at least)

We distributed 80 also Dignity kit and 50 pcs mosquito Net for supported kids mothers and local women. 

The local administration office and police office also helped us for the program. 

We gave them 7 pcs tent for our CLASS supported kids family and 10 additional tent for a nearby village.

vendredi 19 juin 2015

Distribution of Dignity Kits at Dhalko and Khowp (near Bhaktapur), health check up and awareness sessions were also conducted by the Prevention Team

Street-Based children... are human beings like everyone else... Unfortunately in Nepal, as in many other countries, they are far from enjoying even basic human and child rights...

Each child, each youth whom we meet on the streets of Nepal is a life and a story... To try and understand or even back him on his way, to hope and generate a "better-being" in his everyday life or a breaking-off with the street, what matters is to respect him for what he is, what he wears and above all, what he dreams of.... Of course, due to the earthquake and its consequences, the number of street-based children and youth will increase... Although the story of each child is different, the vicious cycle of poverty, exclusion, runaway from family is a constant... Work has to be done on the street but also directly in villages where families should be supported !

mercredi 17 juin 2015

Des nouvelles du Népal... De Dolakha et d'ailleurs .... La mousson a démarré et avec elle, son lot de problèmes, de dangers et de nouvelles difficultés pour tout ceux et celles qui n'ont plus rien... Sous le toit du ciel, des centaines de milliers de Népalais... affrontent la situation avec coeur et espérance... Ce peuple est merveilleux... mais il a besoin de soutien, d'appui... Maintenant, Ici... Trêves de grands discours, de grandes collectes de fonds qui seront dégagés dans x mois ou années... après x dizaines de réunions et des grandes expertises... ! Action ! Ici et maintenant ! Action ne veut pas dire précipitation ! Ni mépris pour les connaissances locales ! Nombreuses sont les associations et ONG's a intervenir directement, réellement sur place ! CPCS en fait partie... et nous en sommes fiers...

Chers amies, chers amis… Quelques nouvelles du Népal !

Tellement de détresse… Nous évitons d’habitude dans les documents CPCS de personnalisé trop la souffrance sur x ou y enfant. (le droit à l’image est une question que nous jugeons très importante)

 Depuis le début de cette crise, nous avons néanmoins accepté de publier plus de visages d’enfants. A nouveau dans les photos qui suivent, vous trouverez une petite vie, sa photo et sa maison détruite derrière lui/elle… 

Quelques photos…seulement mais représentatifs des centaines et centaines qui s’accumulent dans les rapports et bureaux de CPCS…. Le travail sera long, couteux mais il faut continuer, il faut soutenir ces gens, vraiment, réellement… CPCS et ses magnifiques équipes continuent et continueront. Nous attendons des tôles avec grande impatience et plus de 1000 familles pourront en bénéficier… Un abri plus solide sera donc établi en attendant la fin de la mousson vers septembre et la possibilité de reconstruire…

La mousson est donc là… Imaginez la difficulté pour celui qui n’a plus rien… Des familles entières sont sous des bâches, dans des abris de fortune… Il faudra longtemps mais nous n’arrêterons pas….
S’il vous plait, continuez à nous soutenir, nous ou d’autres projets, gérer directement par des associations, ONG’s, présentes sur le terrain !!!!

mardi 16 juin 2015

CPCS - Back to school - Terug naar school

Ondanks zware beschadigingen aan schoolgebouwen zijn de meeste scholen terug open. De  meeste scholen hebben tenten opgezet die als klaslokalen fungeren. Kinderen vinden het fijn om terug naar school te kunnen gaan. Ze zien hun vrienden terug en er komt wat normaliteit in het leven.

Despite damage to many school buildings, most schools are open again. Most schools have set up tents that serve as classrooms. Children like to go back to school. They see their friends again and there is some normalcy in life.



dimanche 14 juin 2015

CPCS CLASS Kalanki, Halchowk and Balaju - Health Camp - Distribution Dignity Packs - Damage Survey

Message from the CPCS Prevention Team:

Class Kalanki
The school in Kalanki was entirely damaged. The school is searching for  a safe place run the studies.We conducted health check up program for 30 students and parents. A total of 36 dignity packs were distributed to the supported kids mothers and other local women. They gave us  a feed back that the materials in the dignity pack were very useful and handy in their daily lives. the headmaster of the school was asking for some support for construction of their destroyed school. 

Class Halchowk
The halchowk school is 15 minutes walking distance form Swayambhu. It is located on a steep hill, thus, the school had been damaged. And now, they are running classes in a sloppy area. We are going to provide them a large tarpaulin. 40 students and mothers were  provided with dignity kits. Health check up was done.

Class Balaju
The school was partially destroyed by the earthquake. The temporary classes are under construction. 40 dignity packs were distributed. General health checkup was done.

Yours, 
 Ranju /Nawaraj 


vendredi 5 juin 2015

Night Field - CPCS started night field visits 5 years ago. They are operated six days a week from 7.30 pm to 11.00 pm, led by a team made up of a health assistant, a senior social worker and a driver with ambulance. They go to the different areas of Kathmandu where street children hang out at night.

The main objective of the night interventions is to reduce the children risk exposure which is enhanced at night time. At night, children face more risks and are more vulnerable to any type of physical and sexual abuse. Children are frequently threatened or abused by the public or street elders, they are highly intoxicated by alcohol, marijuana or glue and can get physically injured during frequent gang fights. In some extreme situations that CPCS assesses as “high risk” for the child, CPCS may decide to take the child to Bir Hospital, Teaching Hospital, Patan hospital, Kanti Hospital and then to CPCS’ Dilibazar-based Emergency Rehabilitation center for further intervention. This program is supported by Les amis de Soeur Emmanuelle (Belgium) and the medical support by the Simons Foundation through the American Himalayan Foundation. 

jeudi 4 juin 2015

Street-based children and youth of Nepal (after the earthquake)



Each child, each youth whom we met on the streets of Nepal is a life and a story. And to try and understand or even back him on his way, to hope and generate a “better-being” in his everyday life or a breaking-off with the street, what matters is to respect him for what he is, for what he wears and, above all, for what he dreams of... 

CPCS, while busy with distribution of relief materials all over the country, is still focusing on its core buisness/missions, support, rehabilitation and prevention. The earthquake will directly or indirectly direct many new children to the streets of Nepal. Prevention has to be done with families, we have to focus against unnecessary institutionalisation, risks of traffic, separations of family, etc... but we also have to response and ensure protection the children who are on the streets now... who need care and back support... !!!

mardi 2 juin 2015

Dignity Kit for women

Personal hygiene is very difficult for women whom have to live in the open sky under a tarpaulin. With several friends we put our forces together; collected some money, did the shopping and made the Kit to give women their dignity. Thanks to Noor, Maya Greet, Catherine, Elizabeth, Aafje, Nadine, An and all those who make this possible.
A Kit arrives at 10 Euros and includes: a scarf, 3 small towels, 2 pieces of underwear, sanitary napkins, nail clipper, comb, toothbrush plus toothpaste, bottle of hair oil, 20 packs of shampoo, 1 piece Dettol soap, 1 piece washing soap, a lighter with small torch light, a small sewing kit, a moisturizer, one packet tika's. All this goes in a strong, reusable bag. The Dignity packs are donated to CPCS. The distribution is done by the medical team. Thanks to all!





                                                    

lundi 1 juin 2015

Phase 2 - Mid-Term Support to families at risks and support to schools



 The monsoon is starting soon. CPCS and its partners is slowly shifting from emergency relief/support to more longlasting solutions. We ordered metal roofs (jasta) for 454 families for now and we expect to order again for 454 families in a couple of days. We also just received our 150 tents (photos). It gone better than simple tarpaulins...

Also we focus on schools support to ensure schools could re-open as soon as possible...
Please find hereby a not complete list of all Schools/NGO's, etc supported.

Please dont stop your support to Nepal. Support CPCS or any other ground-based NGO/NPO.