International Women’s Day 2018, Surkhet, Nepal

International Women’s Day 2018, Surkhet, Nepal

International women’s day was celebrated in Surkhet with great enthusiasm. The main slogan of the event was “Time is now: Rural and Urban Activities Transforming Women’s Lives”. The two-day program was planned by NGO groups under the leadership...
Mayor’s Cup School Olympics

Mayor’s Cup School Olympics

Navjyoti School Dharan participated in the sports events organized by the Mayor of Dharan. More than 45 schools participated in the event which took place from Feb. 12-19. Prize distribution was on Feb. 19, 2018. Navjyoti School secured the third position with 5 gold...
Changing lives, empowering entire villages

Changing lives, empowering entire villages

Bibi (46) is proud to have given an interview on BBC radio about the positive changes of Muslim women in her Muslim village Basti, Bhelghari in Surkhet, Nepal. After having joined one of the self-help groups in 2008 initiated by the Navjyoti SCN Sisters and being part...
Sabitri’s transformation

Sabitri’s transformation

A class IV school dropout, Sabitri Dhakal produces three thousand kilograms of mushrooms and earns a substantial earning from the sale of honey. Coming in contact with the Navjyoti Sisters in Surkhet and joining one of its farming cooperatives, Sabitri was able to...
Collective Farming in Nepal

Collective Farming in Nepal

The shareholders of the Naretapar agricultural multipurpose cooperative at Korke Village in Surkhet, Nepal, have undertaken community farming for access to government loans to purchase farming equipment, seeds and manure with a subsidy and to attract funding agencies....
Navjyoti School wins 2018 football championship trophy

Navjyoti School wins 2018 football championship trophy

The Navjyoti School primary section won the NPABSAN championship trophy, medals, and certificates in football. Secondary school girls of Navjyoti came third and won a trophy, medals, and certificates as well. Congratulations to Navjyoti School! The National Private...
Navjyoti Center reaches out to street children in Surkhet

Navjyoti Center reaches out to street children in Surkhet

Children from the age of 8 to 12 years were taken in from the streets of Surkhet by government agencies. They were accommodated in Bhairav Youth Empowerment Center temporarily. It is a center where young drug addicts are being reformed. All the children are runaway...
Educating the next generation of Musahar children in Nepal

Educating the next generation of Musahar children in Nepal

A large number of young Musahar children are growing up without any schooling in Haripur, Siripur and the surrounding village development centers close to the Kosi river belt. The passionate cry of Marina Thazhathuveettil, SCN, is that the present generation is not...
Certificate distribution of skill trainees

Certificate distribution of skill trainees

Navjyoti Center Surkhet organized a beautiful function on the occasion of certificate distribution for the skill trainees. Chabilal Sigdel Co-ordinator of the elected District Co-ordination Committee was the chief guest. About 100 people including representatives of...
Educating a growing student population

Educating a growing student population

Navjyoti School – Surkhet Navjyoti School in Surkhet, Nepal was founded in 2007. At that time, there was no school building, so classes were conducted in the training center. As the student body grew in number, a new school building was constructed to...
Children campaign against anti-social activities

Children campaign against anti-social activities

The Namoona children’s club along with the Navjyoti children’s club network committee organized a campaign against anti-social activities in Koldada Village. The children’s club chose the right time for their event just at the eve of Dasain Festival...
Navjyoti Center ensures justice for women in Surkhet

Navjyoti Center ensures justice for women in Surkhet

Though the women in western countries have become aware of women’s rights and have moved a long way towards its enforcement, women in Nepal are still victims of gender-based violence. Mostly all the women in rural areas believe it to be their fate. Due to the...
Bal Divas – Children’s Day in Nepal

Bal Divas – Children’s Day in Nepal

National Children’s Day (Bal Divas) was celebrated on Sept. 9 at Navjyoti Center in Surkhet, Nepal. Though the event falls on Sept. 14, it was celebrated early in Surkhet due to terminal exams. Nepal is the land of festivals and colorful events. One of the most...
Celebrating Teej for Purification and Happiness

Celebrating Teej for Purification and Happiness

Haritalika Teej is the greatest festival of Hindu women all over Nepal, which is celebrated for marital happiness, purification of one’s body and soul and to welcome the monsoon season. It is celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing, and variety of...
Skills training in Munal Path, Dharan

Skills training in Munal Path, Dharan

A number of members of Self Help groups who are living in the migrant settlements around Dharan gathered at Navjyoti for learning how to make doughnuts on August 29, 2017. Gopal Basnet, a local eatery owner was the resource person who illustrated the process of making...
Educational support for children in Surkhet

Educational support for children in Surkhet

50 children from migrant families received educational support to study in class 11 and 12. Most of these children were picked up from streets and rivers where their mothers would break stones. Parents being illiterate they could not value education. Their priority...
In Nepal, Sisters celebrate Youth Day with blood drive

In Nepal, Sisters celebrate Youth Day with blood drive

On the occasion of International youth Day on August 12, youth club members of Navjyoti Center organized a blood drive. It was conducted in coordination with the Red Cross Society of Surkhet. 14 youths including two Sisters donated blood. Since the program was held in...
Recent activities of Navjyoti Center Surkhet, Nepal

Recent activities of Navjyoti Center Surkhet, Nepal

Caring for the earth As the monsoon started cooling the soil, Child clubs, Youth clubs and Women groups in Koldada belonging to Navjyoti Center along with Navjyoti Cooperative took the opportunity to plant trees on the hills of Koldada and the nearby community forest....