Spring at Tewa Center. Photo by Dr. Neena Jain

Sunset from Tewa Center. Photo by Dr. Neena Jain

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.

 

Nirmala Kumari Gupta (right) shares her experience as one of Tewa’s Shadow Barefoot Volunteers – she left her home to travel across Nepal and spend two years volunteering to rebuild homes, establish income generation projects, expand community’s access to support services, and much more. Photo by Maya Casagrande

The Tewa Center in Lalitpur, Nepal, which houses two nonprofit organizations and hosts community events, programs, and trainings. Photo by Maya Casagrande

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.   

Tewa’s Grantee Capacity Building Workshop. Photo by Dr. Neena Jain

From Tewa’s Grantee Capacity Building Workshop. Photo by Dr. Neena Jain

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!

Click here to read more about our lessons from women’s empowerment discussions.

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YOU make all the difference!

 

One of the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where more than 700,000 Rohingya have arrived, fleeing violent persecution in their home country of Myanmar. Photo by Dr. Neena Jain

Rohingya refugees in Modhuchara camp on January 18, 2018, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo by Rajib Dhar for Direct Relief

Did you see our work supporting the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh?
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.”

Dr. Neena Jain (left) talks to the participents during the emergency response training at HOPE Foundation office on January 19, 2018, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo by Rajib Dhar for Direct Relief

Rohingya refugees at the Madhuchara camp on January 18, 2018, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo by Rajib Dhar for Direct Relief

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A Rohingya woman and her child walk towards Hope Field Hospital For Women in Madhuchara camp on January 18, 2018, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo by Rajib Dhar for Direct Relief

Education support is just one of the many ways FVS-AMADE fosters the wellbeing of vulnerable children. Photo by FVS-AMADE

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!

 

 

 

Please click here to support our work today. YOU make all the difference!

We are excited to announce that eA has secured the trademark for TRH!
The Radical Humanitarian(R) is the registered, licensed trademark of emBOLDen Alliances.
We’ll keep you posted on our next RADICAL offerings. You won’t want to miss out!