eA has sprung into Spring!
We wrap up 1 successful partnership,
explore and begin others, and MUCH more…
Thank YOU for making it all happen !
eA’s Dr. Neena Jain and Maya Casagrande just returned from a jam-packed and inspiring trip to Nepal. eA was invited to visit Tewa, a local women’s empowerment and community philanthropy organization operating across Nepal. We shared eA’s perspectives and experiences in Humanitarian Assistance and community-led development, learned about Tewa’s widespread community- and women-led initiatives, AND explored new partnerships to enhance disaster preparedness and community resilience.
Our trip was FULL of remarkable encounters with extraordinary people and organizations, from the Shadow Barefoot Volunteers – who devoted two years to voluntarily help communities devastated by the 2015 Nepal earthquakes – to others who developed creative and much-needed psychosocial support programs for traumatized earthquake survivors, to women spearheading initiatives in communities across the country.
Upon the invitation of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, we also participated in change-making discussions about “Shifting the Power.” What does that mean? It means communities more effectively support themselves in disaster and development settings.
Photos below: A remarkable display of community spirit at its finest as Tewa staff, neighbors, and community members
come together for the Lighting of the Butter Lamps, or “Deep Prajolan” ceremony to raise money for community-led efforts across Nepal.
Photos by Dr. Neena Jain
So, now what?! We are hard at work creating new programs to enhance disaster preparedness and community resilience
in Nepal, mitigating future trauma – and loss of life – such as that from the 2015 earthquakes.
More on those coming soon… so stay tuned!
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Be sure to check out Executive Director Dr. Neena Jain’s powerful reflections on the crisis,
challenges in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, and work there.
“Within the Rohingya refugee camps situated outside of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh,
the lanes are crowded, thick with people in motion. Turning your head in any direction,
you are swallowed by the deep sense of humanity and are carried along in the sea of movement.
The mass movement of people seeking survival, relief and better lives.”
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We successfully concluded our partnership in Burundi. Over the last year, eA has worked to help FVS-AMADE maximize their ability to ensure the wellbeing of orphans and other vulnerable children across Burundi along with their communities and caregivers. eA and FVS-AMADE worked together to improve FVS-AMADE’s Monitoring & Evaluation, outline root causes and effects of the problems facing children and their communities, develop tools and strategies to improve programs, and evaluate progress against measurable impact and community-identified needs.
We are glad to have worked with this organization and emBOLDen their access to critical health services and livelihood opportunities, measure and demonstrate their impact, and carry their work forward sustainably and responsibly! A huge thanks to FVS-AMADE and to YOU for making this possible!