1. March 6 – 8 (Research on “Profiling Local Resilience in Nepal: Access to Safe drinking Water as a critical resource for local dwellers in Earthquake Emergencies”)
AAROH worked together as part of the research project of Svend Jonas Schelhorn to carry out a household survey held in Lalitpur district from 6th March till 8th March 2015. The research project was carried out under the supervision of the Department of Geography of Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute and was funded by the fiat panis foundation. Established in 1887, the South Asia Institute is a research institute aiming to provide research support to its members and visitors in Kathmandu, as well as at the Head Office in Heidelberg, Germany. The main objective of this research was to understand the household preparedness regarding water supply in earthquake emergencies, know the current status of people regarding access to safe drinking water and Spread awareness among the people regarding the water supplies in the earthquake emergencies.
2. March 1 – April 31 (The Calendar Project)
The Calendar Project is a fundraising event conducted by AAROH in 2015. It is a program organized where individual sponsors contributed in the calendar print and 30% of the raised funds were contributed to the underprivileged children of Nepal.
3. April 1- 15 (Sponsor A Child Project)
Following on the footsteps of our first project, we continued the Sponsor a Child Project at Ramechhap with expectations to get similar successful result as in Kathmandu. We sponsored 15 children irrespective of their social and biological standing and also continued our work in Kathmandu. Besides, we assured that the sponsored children and their sponsored parents have constant communication through letters and telephone call.
4. May 1 – May 8 (Earthquake Relief Project- Sindhupalchok)
The mega-earthquake of the 25th April and 12th May 2015 created mighty havoc within and outside the country. Many citizens around the country suffered economically, psychologically, emotionally and physically from the very incident. Rescue, relief and rehabilitation therefore were the prime concern for people around the nation. Thus, recognizing this national tragedy, we, the AAROH Team worked uncomplainingly on providing relief to these earthquake victims.
We started our relief campaign in Sindhupalchok district -Sipapokhare V.D.C. where we covered nine wards from 1st may till 8th may 2015. We covered 1045 households i.e. more than 9000 people approximately. We distributed package of tent, food for whole family, medication, dignity package and hygiene essentials, thereby making the lives of the people more bearable.
5. May 19 – May 21 (Earthquake Relief Project- Ramechhap)
The second earthquake on May 12, 2015, brought more devastation and fear in the communities. Among those is, Doramba VDC in Ramechhap District where we started our two beginning projects, “Sunaulo Bhawishya” Phase 1 & 2 for children & women development. Roads to Ramechhap were wrecked and very arduous to even hike but fortunately there was not as much devastation in Doramba area as we had anticipated. Since the schools nationwide were to start, we took executive decision to give the extra tents to schools. We were able to support 8 schools in Ramechhap VDC that allowed the children to build back their excitement to study and help them convalesce. We invited community members and children to come and join us to share lunch and start the difficult conversation on earthquake and restoration of both infrastructures and emotional well being thus helping them physically and psychosocially.
6. May 23 (Earthquake Relief Project- Dhading – Chepang Basti)
We also started work in Dhading; Chepang Basti, Gajuri ward no- 6. Seeing Dhading for ourselves gave us relief and optimism that we will be able to continue our development projects again after the completion of relief. With the very enthusiasm we had demonstration in our earlier feats, we distributed package of tent, food for whole family, medication, dignity package and hygiene essentials to 200 households.
7. May 25 (Earthquake Relief Project – Dhading – Sunar Tole)
We continued our admirable work in Bhumethan ward no-4, Sunar Tole, Dhading where we supported 35 households with the package of tent, food for whole family, medication, dignity package and hygiene essentials to 200 households.
8. June 13 – June 15 (Earthquake Relief Project- Dolakha)
The earthquake relief project kept pace and we supported Dolakha, V.D.C. Bhirkot for 165 households form 13th June to 15th June 2015. The households received package of food for whole family, medication, dignity and hygiene essentials.
9. June 19 (Research on “Earthquake relief and support of research in disaster risk reduction”)
During humanitarian crisis after the sequence of earthquakes in April 2015, we at AAROH mobilized earthquake management skills by supporting researchers of Germany in the “Earthquake Field Investigation Project” during the assessment camps of Bhaktapur Lalitpur, Kathmandu and outside of the valley. The research project was carried out under the supervision of Department of Geography of Heidelberg University South Asia Institute, Germany, the Center of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; and the National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET). Our research helped the aforementioned institutes to study the mega earthquake and the aftermath in more accurate detail.
10. June 25 (Sunaulo Bhawishya Project – Dhading – Phase I)
The outstanding success of the Sunaulo Bhawishya Project at Ramechhap and our repeated welfare programs during the time of climactic destruction inspired us to expand our working territory. We started our initial project; “Sunaulo Bhawishya” in new area: “Shree Mahakali Primary School”, Aarukharka, Bhumesthan V.D.C.-9, Dhading after the devastating earthquake. The school was not spared by the earthquake destroying and leaving no place for children to go back. The children needed schools even more to bring ease to heal themselves, be around friends and learn in a safer environment. The main goal of Phase I was to improve the educational quality and create a child friendly and safer environment in the school after the earthquake. In the program different activities such as children counseling, introduction and capacity building, games, art competition, IQ games, interviews, prize distribution, documentation and provision of basic educational requirements to the school were conducted.
(Supported By Marienschule Saarbruecken)
11. July 4 (Ankur “Food for Good”)
Ankur “Food for Good” is a dinner program to raise funds for the rehabilitation of marginalized student of Shree Mahakali Primary School, Bhumesthan-9, Dhading who had been affected by the mega earthquake stroke on 25th April & 12th May 2015. The event was organized successfully by us with the collaboration of GG Machan, Media ACT and AAROH.
12. July 8 (Earthquake Relief Project- Sindhuli)
We continued our relief program in Sindhuli district V.D.C Majuwa ward no 6 located at the central region of Nepal on 8th July, 2015 where much attention was needed. The communities call upon us and after the need assessment we realized that it needs to be focused. We made a research and data collection of each houses and from there we knew the real scenario and their instant needs. We discovered that almost entire houses were demolished. We distributed the relief materials to 50 households which included package of rice, lentil, wheat, soap, biscuits, sugar, spices, cooking oil, mosquito coil, medicines, chocolates and educational items.
13. July 13 (Earthquake Relief Project- Bhaktapur)
Shree Jagriti Secondary School is a community school founded in 2023 B.S. (1966 A.D.) located at Khauma-15, Bhaktapur. With the motive of creating child friendly environment at school and support the children who lost their home, family in the devastating earthquake we conducted an earthquake relief program in the school on 13th July, 2015. In the program we distributed provisions of basic educational requirements to the students, teachers and school which proved to be of great benefit for the vested need of each related benefactors.
14. September 28 – 30 (Sunaulo Bhawishya Project – Dhading – Phase II)
With the success of the first phase, we eventually started the second phase of the Sunaulo Bhawishya project. The main goal of the PHASE II was to conduct programs to enhance the teaching capacity of the teachers by training them about the teaching methodology, maintaining ambient environment in school and to create awareness about education in the community. We promote safe and modern teaching materials, and providing useful skills and advocating communities for demonstrating their involvement in the betterment of education for the development of village. In this phase different activities such as training on “Guideline to Child Development” to teachers, Origami, grooming & hygiene classes to students, entertaining and interactive games, distribution of uniform, stationaries, prizes, “Food for Good” a Lunch program with whole community and school and documentation were conducted.
(Supported By Marienschule Saarbruecken)