2012 Annual General Meeting Brief Introduction

By-laws and direction of the organization to continue to focus on education and wellbeing.

Life cycle approach

  1. Community Child Care Centre – Education Initiative
    1. Madi Child Care Centre – Baglung
      1. Establishment of a community child care centre in Baglung through community initiative
      2. We helped for its educational content and teaching materials, teaching methods, teachers’ training, collaboration with District Education Office, Baglung – teachers’ salary, activities initiated for its sustainability
      3. Big thank you to Tineke Casey  and Michael Casey and you will hear in detail from them
    2. Humin Child Care Centre – Palpa
      1. It is in the process of establishment
      2. We just completed one Charity Dinner Program to support this initiative
      3. Big Thanks to Robin Pudasaini, Tineke Casey, Michael Casey and CFFN board members, and all others who supported for this initiative
  2. USHA project
    1. Support for high school students:
      1. Our main aim is to strengthen their skills in Compulsory Mathematics and English through electronic self-teaching modules
      2. For this, we are still in preparation phase and it takes some more time to deliver this initiative. I would like to give BIG thanks to Ben and Prashanta who are working on this initiative. I also would like to thanks to those colleagues who are directly or indirectly helping to this initiative
      3. Photo book – for contribution to 4C initiative
  3. Open University Initiative
    1. CFFN aims to support educational cause to Nepal. As I highlighted before, we aim to support Open University Initiative through delivering intellectual capacity given the fact that it successfully establishes in Nepal through the commitment of Nepal Government and NRNA.  Dr. Drona Rasali will elaborate further on this initiative.
  4. Knowledge Translation Initiative
    1. We cannot support our goals of promoting education and well-being of Nepalese people, especially in rural part of Nepal, without synthesizing and publishing scientific evidence.
    2. I must highlight that we have started this initiative with ‘a book project’ with collective efforts of colleagues from CFFN and beyond. These colleagues have gain reputations and are experts in different disciplines related to policy and practices from both Nepal and foreign countries.

      Similarly, we are summarizing our annual activities and initiatives through CFFN newsletter regularly.

  5. Research
    1. For knowledge translation initiative, we need to synthesise knowledge from new learning
      1. Health, Education and Equity
      2. We have started research collaboration with the University of Ottawa to learn about the role of media in diffusing information and its impact on immigrants’ wellbeing in Ottawa.
      3. We have also initiated for conceptualizing a project which promotes tourism in Nepal. The main aim of this project is to explore the facts of success and failure in tourism through a research with Sherpas and link the outcome of this component with the economic sufficiency and the environmental sustainability of rural Himalayan villages. We are looking for funding opportunity.
  6. Others
    1. Short update regarding the application of CFFN charitable status – we applied to CRA. For this time, CFFN could not be eligible, so, we withdrew our application. We have to think and decide about it what will be our plan for the future.

Thank you all.


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