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ONGD-FNEL is a not-for-profit organisation founded in Luxembourg in 1989 . Originating in Luxembourg’s scouting movement (Luxembourg National Federation of Scouts and Guides-FNEL), it supports numerous projects promoting the development of education in Nepal.


ONGD-FNEL promotes the values of solidarity, cooperation, commitment and responsibility by establishing strong local partnerships which ensure that its activities will function properly and bring results.




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    Lisa, last month in Nepal

    "Unfortunately, my stay and my volunteering in Nepal already ended. I can't find the words to describe the last 5 months, there were ups, downs but above all happiness. This experience allowed me to learn not only about the culture and this wonderful country but also about myself. It was an experience that changed me and made me grow. With a heavy heart, I think about everything I experienced the last months. In my last month, there were elections in Nepal. As the schools were closed during the elections, with Hamro Palo we had to stop our usual work. Therefore, we focused more on the elections and made a list with all the female candidates for the elections. One day, Hamro Palo would like to conduct a Workshop or a program that focuses more on politics and women in politics. This list will allow the association once the program for this Workshop is fixed to contact several candidates so that they can share their experience. Towards the end of the month, I used the rest of the days off I still had left to join a friend who visited her family, and again I could discover a new place for a few days. I was in the Terai region in Jhapa, which is in the east of Nepal. This region is not visited by tourists, the inhabitants are poorer and work mainly in agriculture. I discovered a new culture and a very different lifestyle from what I have known so far in Nepal. It is also one of the flattest and hottest places in Nepal. In Jhapa, I participated in a pooja ceremony, a ceremony to sacrifice goats. It was a strange day for me as it was the first time I participated in this kind of ceremony, but it gave me a new insight of their culture. I also visited mango, tea and lychee plantations, where I picked some lychees and mangoes. In Kathmandu, I had the chance to attend a Nepalese wedding. It was amazing, I wore a Kurta (a typical dress in Nepal) and really enjoyed the wedding. I also went to see the aarti at the Pashupatinath temple, where the cremations are made. Seeing hundreds of people praying and singing together was very fascinating for me. It was a very nice evening and once again I learned more about this culture. The end of May was very emotional. I met wonderful people in the last 5 months, and made a few friends, saying goodbye to all of them, was not easy at all. Although I know that one day I will return to this country that I enjoyed a little bit more with every day I stayed there. Finally, I would like to thank all the people who loved showing me their country, who taught me so much about their culture and who made Nepal my home. I would also like to thank Hamro Palo for receiving me into their organization and of course ONGD FNEL and SNJ who allowed me to have this unforgettable experience. Dhanyabad! " Lisa

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    ONGD FNEL Collaborative Project

    Shikharapur CLC (SCLC), Being Youth and Right4Children (R4C) are all ONGD-FNEL Luxembourg supported projects who are working in different districts of Nepal in Agriculture, youth and women entrepreneurship, school development and educational improvement. R4C is based in Gandaki while SCLC and Being Youth are based in Kathmandu and Makwanpur. ONGD FNEL brought the idea of collaborative project from 2022. On behalf of all three organizations, we would like to appreciate the idea of collaboration by Program Manager Julie Denève and whole ONGD-FNEL Team. For the educational and infrastructural development of Janata Basic School, situated in Naikhande Village of Thaha Municipality, Being Youth has taken the initiative since few years, while ONGD-FNEL started supporting from 2022 in a project model. For this project, ONGD-FNEL chose SCLC and R4C for the collaboration. R4C is given the responsibility of educational material, school decoration, some parts of school safety, hygiene etc while SCLC is given the responsibility mainly to motivate teachers, parents and local government. SCLC’s main role is to train teachers, mobilize the teachers in positive way and motivate the parents and make them visit school frequently. Another main motto of the SCLC movement is to showcase model schools run by community which has been ranked as successful by government. We have planned for few learning exposures as well. Together with Being Youth, we plan to attract the attention of Thaha Municipality for the overall development of the school. The presence of Municipal members in different programs have proved that we are able to bring their attention. SCLC together with all collaborators will be helping in child development. Volunteer mobilization is another interesting program assigned for SCLC. On, 26th May, Being Youth organized Parent/Teachers Motivational Seminar at the school. Program Manager of SCLC, Mr Niroj Shrestha, Principal of Setidevi Secondary School (Model Government School) and Child Development Expert Susmita KC were present as resource person where nearly 75 parents, teachers and municipal members were present. The event went so well that the parents spent whole time with the resource person with keen interest. It became very much interactive as well. After completion of the event, the whole team visited Thaha Municipality to meet and greet newly elected Mayor Mr. Bishnu Bahadur Bista at his office. The visit became very much productive.   Report By: Niroj Shrestha, Program Manager, SCLC

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    A new project with Being Youth

    In April 2022, we started a new project with the local association Being Youth, to improve the quality and access to education for children at Janata Primary School. The project will last one year for an amount of €31,519. Although being led by Being Youth, a new partner, several existing partners of ONGD-FNEL will collaborate on this project, to bring their expertise and experience: SCLC, Right4Children and OLE Nepal. You will find more information about the project on its dedicated page.

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    Fotoexpo "Népal, pays de contrastes" - Vernissage den 7. Mee am Trifolion zu Iechternac

    Villmools Merci un jiddereen, deen leschten Samschden beim Vernissage vun der Fotoausstellung "Népal, pays de contrastes" am Trifolion zu Iechternach derbäi konnt sinn. D'Ausstellung wäert nach bis den 19. Mee op sinn, an dat wärend der Woch vun 12h bis 14h, ausser Weekends. Also kommt nach gären bis laanscht kucken.

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  • Lisa Avril

    Lisa, last weeks in Nepal

    Happy New Year! The last month was rich in emotions and celebrations. At the beginning of the month, I spent a few days in the Kavre district in Panchkhal, which is a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu. We spent there 3 days, where we stayed at a family’s home from the village. I was lucky to be able to attend the closing ceremony of the Her Turn program once again. Like last month, this ceremony was again very inspiring for me. At several times I was speechless when I saw the young girls talking about taboo topics in front of the whole school. They performed in different ways (dances, speeches and poems) drawing the public's attention to menstruation, early marriage, sexual abuse... The next day we trained two young girls, so that they can conduct the Sneh program, for married, out of school and young mothers. On the last day, we attended the opening ceremony of the Sneh program. These few days spent in this village were very enriching for me, I learned a lot about the life in this village. The moments shared together with my 2 colleagues and the family were amazing, even with an existing language barrier we all had so much fun together. After 15 days, we returned for a day in the Panchkal village to attend the closing ceremony of the Sneh program. Several participants shared what they learned during the program; they were all very grateful that they got the opportunity to attend it. It was a ceremony full of emotions, in fact the participants shared their experiences about struggles they faced in the past, they think that in the future they now know differently how to manage these different situations. In the office, this month I finished the Newsletter where I wrote about all the activities that Hamro Palo has carried out this year so far. In addition, I did the comparison analyses. In fact, at the beginning and the end of each program the participants fill out the same survey. I compared the answers of the two dates, which shows us if the program was effective. Doing these analyzes also shows me how important these programs are. Most participants, for example, did not know before the program what menstruation is or that domestic violence is illegal in Nepal. Julie Denève and several people from the ONGD-FNEL and the Scouts FNEL came to Nepal to visit some projects and to organize a Scout camp planned for next year. I was able to join them for two days. On the first day we visited the Prisoners Assistance Nepal project in Sankhu. The second day was a meeting with the representatives of each organization that ONGD-FNEL supports. The aim was for the different organizations to learn from each other, and perhaps even cooperate. During those days I learned about the different ways and methods that organizations like them use. Apart from my work, I also visited a few new places this month. With my family, which came to visit me for a few days, I was in the jungle in Bardiya. The nature and landscapes were incredible, we saw many animals and even two tigers! With my Nepalese friends I celebrated the Nepalese New Year :) Now I only have one more month left in this wonderful country, while writing this I have tears in my eyes. I am already dreading my last day when I have to say goodbye to all these beautiful people, I met the last few months. However, I am still excited for the next few weeks knowing that a lot is planned so that I take full advantage of my remaining time here. Lisa

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