As an intervention, S2 has initiated a programme entitled “Gender, Youth and Sustainable Development Programme 2015-2017” (Yuvaa Aakash) to explore and raise awareness and clarity on the issues related to youth.
Yuvaa Aakash normally carries out the following activites:
In empowering youth groups, S2’s partner organisation conducted diverse theme based trainings such as Responsible Citizen, Social-Economic entrepreneurship, Civic Education, Advocacy, Gender, GBV, Life Skill, Leadership, Disaster Management, Right to Information, Appreciative Inquiry, Governance, Human Rights, Climate Change, Moral Repositioning Safe migration and Career path’s among others.
Marking on International Days
One of the project’s major part is advocacy and awareness through street drama, rally, folk arts, interaction and campaign to raise awareness on thematic messages at the community level. In 2015, Shtrii Shakti and its partner organisation ( Kailali, Bardiya, Kaski and Parbat) were marked with joint collaboration and coordination of like – minded organisations , networks and individuals in resource sharing basis, avoiding duplication to large extent on One Billion Rising (OBR), International Woman’s’ Labour Day and International Youth Day.
Yuvaa Aakash Products
Yuva aakash has designed mugs with messages, bookmarks, greeting cards and cloth bags to generate funds for good causes.
Develop Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for awareness-raising.
The posters, Dot Pen, Diary (Mentoring Logbook) stickers, Uniforms, Jacket, Umbrella and Bags for Big Sisters. These IEC materials are helpful to support community dialogue and contain details on the value of girl’s education and the barriers preventing it.
S2 initiated the crisis support program since 1991 with the goal of ensuring a better future for those under distress – physical, emotional or financial. S2 provides support for basic survival needs and people in crisis, especially emergency health care, food security and educational scholarships for needy women, youth and children. These initiatives are being carried out by S2 staff and well-wishers.
Helping Earthquake Victims
The major two devastating and shattering earthquake on April 25 and May 12 have caused huge losses to human lives and property in various parts of the country. In order to make a difference to the survivors, Shtrii Shakti team had initiated immediate relief interventions through distribution of food, clothes, cash, tents to survivors and providing psycho-social counseling. Since 25th April – THE BLACK DAY, S2 staff and executive members have visited major hardest hit five districts: Bhaktapur- Nekosera, Lalitpur – Nallu and Jawalakhel, Kathmandu – Satungal , Dhading – Chhatre Deurali VDC and Sidhupalchowk – Melamchi to inspect the damages sustained by houses and the living conditions of survivors to assess their immediate as well as intermediate relief requirements.
The first relief response involved our staff identifying Lalitpur and Sidhupalchok as worst affected areas where 98% of houses were totally damaged and people had lost their livestock and other belongings. S2 provided immediate livelihood necessities such as rice, lentils, oil, noodles, juice and spices in Nallu VDC to accommodate 500 people for a period of two weeks. Similarly, immediate and intermediate response efforts were implemented according to the different survival needs in different sites such as tents, Clinical beds( for spinal injured victims), food, cash, clothing, stationery, board games, solar energy lamps , iron rod, tarpaulin sheet ,mosquito nets for new born babies and tin roofs etc. S2 organized energy healing programme to release tension and trauma caused by the earthquake and its continuous aftershocks at S2 office to all the staff, executive members, board member, youth volunteers and local victims.