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Local Assets in the Nepal Project


The next example is a case in Nepal, Children, and Women. Dr. Jimba will introduce the background situation and present local photos of this project.

He first shares his experience working with another vulnerable population in Nepal. He also cites the poem “Go to the people” by James Yen. The poem inspired Dr. Jimba’s team to promote community participation in their project. This led to the Supportive Healthy Environment Program and the Child Initiative Program, where the locals were highly involved, contributing greatly to the success of the project. More details of the programs will be discussed in later videos.

The key takeaway of this step is the participation of the target beneficiaries. Empowering them to self-help. This is another characteristic of the assets model. Can you think of how is this important for overcoming diversity and inclusiveness challenges? Why is “self-help” more important than external intervention?

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