One of our prominent commitment towards Family Planning 2020 makes us more accountable towards ensuring healthy lives and
promote wellbeing. Mass communication support for family planning and support on distribution of health commodities in Nepal will
meant a lot to support SDG and its indicators. Sexual adolescent health, education, awareness for all sex are well equipped within
our reach to support SDG . Clean water and Sanitation is one of the key area where Foundation support’s keenly. Water filtration
system in various schools and hygiene promotion is one of the way to support SDG . Celebration of Global Toilet day, water day,
hand washing day and integrating our campaign with national goals and global goals are how we are striving to support Goal no 6.
This program of CF focuses on improving the health of the people of rural areas through the WASH and Women’s Health
initiatives. It conducts various WASH related activities to upgrade healthy living standards of people in various parts of the
country. The program supports activities such as health promotion, safe drinking water and capacity building. These include
distribution of information, education and communication (IEC) materials, community awareness, providing clean and safe
drinking water to schools and operations and maintenance of WASH facilities. Likewise, through the Women’s Health initiative,
CF, coordinating with women’s groups across various parts of the country, organizes health camps and provides training to
produce low cost sanitary napkins.
Clean Water, Healthy Habit
Chaudhary Foundation, the social wing of the Chaudhary Group, and Planet Water Foundation, a US-based NGO working in various parts of the world providing access to clean, safe water to nearly one million children, have teamed up to provide sustainable community-based water filtration systems to schools across Nepal. The project is targeting schools that Chaudhary Foundation has built post earthquake as part of its CG Shiksyalaya program. The MoU has been signed on November 14th 2016 at the office of Chaudhary Foundation by Mr. Mark Steele, the Founder and CEO of Planet Water Foundation, and Mr. Nirvana Chaudhary, CEO of the Chaudhary
Foundation. The project will also focus on Water-Health and Hygiene education of school children and the community. “Our vision is to create sustainable, community development through the various projects that Chaudhary Foundation has initiated. School children and schools are the primary focal areas of development. We believe that the project will provide relief to thousands of children of various waterborne diseases by ensuring safe drinking water and improved hygiene practices,” said Mr. Nirvana Chaudhary. Ten school project sites have already been selected in Dolakha, Kavre,Lalitpur,Bhaktapur and Sindupalchowk. Each project is budgeted tentatively around US$ 10,000. The objective of the program is to enhance rural community development by deploying community-based water filtration systems and implementing hygiene education programs in 100 different schools in Nepal before 2020. Mark Steele, the founder of PWF further added that “We are very excited to be partnering with the Chaudhary Foundation which will be our implementing partner. Our experiences and expertise collaborated with the foundation will help thousands of children across Nepal.”