PiSL is collaborating with Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN).
- VIN is a Nepalese non-religious, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2005. Their mission is to empower marginalized communities, with a focus on children and women, through enhanced educational programs and community training to promote equality, economic well-being and human rights.
- VIN focuses on community-based projects involving local volunteers, supported byinternational volunteers.
- Early Childhood Development is one of the major programs of VIN’s Integrated Community Development Approach. Their objective is to provide and support facilities for early childhood development, encouraging a basic foundation for young children at the beginning of their education.
- VIN initated a Early Childhood project in 2007 in Jitpur, a rural community 11 kilometers from the capital city of Kathmandu. VIN conducted community meetings, providedteacher trainings, furnished centers, introduced a hand-washing campaign, organized health camps and collaborated with the District Education Office to establish a new Early Childhood Development Center.
- VIN actively sought a partnership with PiSL as a way to bring in expertise and resources to strengthen and expand their early childhood programming. VIN is specifically interested in collaborating with PiSL as a way to provide communities an appropriate, culturally relevant early childhood curriculum and effective teacher training.
Learn more about VIN at http://www.volunteeringnepal.org/
- PiSL recognizes that it is imperative to partner with existing local organizations to support and sustain the project.
- PiSL collaborates with in-country, non-governmental organizations and government agencies to identify communities that might benefit from development assistance.
- PiSL follows an integrated, participatory development approach for the overall well being of the whole community.