Stories of Change

"SWAN helped me complete my Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from the reputed Kathmandu University at Dhulikhel and Intermediate Degree from Fine Arts Campus in Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. Providing scholarships to the needy students gives an opportunity to every individual to reach their destination with great capacity. In my case, it became a powerfol weapon to help me meet my passion and follow my dreams and today I am an artist."

- Manish Harizan
Kathmandu

"The way SWAN has supported the ECD centers in Baglung is overwhelming. It has brought significant changes in the behavior & development of children and community itself. Advocacy, Capacity Building of ECD Facilitators, materials support is itself a complete package of quality ECD programs SWAN is providing for the development of rural young children.”

- Sarita Devi Sharma
Section Officer, District Education Office (Baglung)

 

"We were only reading theory book of computers but had no knowledge of practical classes. After SWAN provided the computers to our school, we are able to learn so many things about computers. Now I know about MS Word, Excel, Paint and Power Point. I am able to manage the files and folders in computer. Practical class is very interesting." 

                                                                                                                                                                       - Rita Sharma
                                                                                                                                       Grade 8, Sarvodaya Higher Secondary

"SWAN gave me hope, motivation and empowerment", says Auxiliary Health Worker (AHW), Sangita Gurung of Hulchuk Health Center after SWAN constructed new Health Center in the northern remote village of Gorkha, provided medicines, medical consumables and furniture.   

                                                                                                                                                           - Sangita Gurung, AHW
                                                                                                                                                 Hulchuk Health Center, Gorkha

“Parents themselves are unaware about basic hygiene and sanitation so we can't really expect them to teach or maintain their children’s hygiene. However, I know events such as these inspire school children and they will take the messages to their home and into their communities. I have also seen that children enjoy washing their hands with soap”. "The goat raising program of SWAN in my community has changed my life for the better. I am very pleased because I am able now to support my family with the money by selling male goats. For the last 2 years, I have sold 6 male goats and earned NRs 60,000 (600, - Euro). We had a meat of our own goat as well during festivals. Also we use its dung in the field to grow fresh vegetables.” 

- Gita Sharma
ECD Facilitator
Adharbhoot Lower Secondary School

"The goat raising program of SWAN in my community has changed my life for the better. I am very pleased because I am able now to support my family with the money by selling male goats. For the last 2 years, I have sold 6 male goats and earned NRs 60,000 (600, - Euro). We had a meat of our own goat as well during festivals. Also we use its dung in the field to grow fresh vegetables.” 

                                                                                                                                                                   - Dil Maya Thapa
                                                                                                                                                                Bhakunde, Baglung

"SWAN effort in uplifting the livelihood status of people at Bhakunde is great. I would like to request SWAN to continue the projects that uplifts the lives of rural and disadvantaged people. In the meantime, I also would like to advise the people to take a good care of the Office Building and make a right use of this property.

                                                                                                                                               - Honorable, Nar Bahadur Thapa
                                                                                                                                                 Constituent Assembly, Member

"I easily earn for maintaining the household expense and have savings. It happens to be possible due to the initiative, training and support of SWAN Nepal. Goat raising program of SWAN really helped to enhance the socio- economic status of women's group in Narayansthan VDC."

                                                                                                                                                    - Nandakali Dhakal, Member
                                                                                                                                                   Rural Women's Farmer Group