03 Sep Laptops and Sanitation Equipment Distribution – Nepal
Frost & Sullivan Institute Distributes Laptops and Sanitation Equipment, Conducts Training Session for Students
3rd September 2022, Mahalakshmisthan. Frost & Sullivan Institute, in partnership with Frost & Sullivan and MOSES International distributed laptops and sanitary equipment to the students at FRESH Nepal, a non-governmental organization that provides shelter and education to children from disadvantaged background.
The students were also given a health and hygiene workshop followed by a short awareness session on cybersecurity and digital safety. An art session was also organized for small children.
Bigya Ghimire, a communications specialist with over 10 years of experience in led the session with an hour-long workshop on general hygiene and cleanliness for all the participants. In a highly interactive session, she talked to the children and young adults about the importance of personal hygiene and provided tips on how to keep oneself clean. At the end of the session, participants were taught a hand-washing song, ensuring that kids and adults alike could remember the proper way to cleaning up. This was then followed up by a hand-painting and a hand-washing session.
Following the joint session was a separate class for boys on adolescence health. Lirisha Tuladhar, a public health graduate and founder of Unfolding SRHR, along with Kushal Pathak, a 4th year MBBS student at Institute of Medicine, Maharajgung led the session. The two facilitators showed immense skill and expertise in discussing sensitive themes like bodily anatomy and physical and mental changes during puberty and ensuring that the audience were comfortable throughout. Mr. Pathak later told the FSI team, “The program was very effective and engaging at the same time. I felt very happy interacting with the beautiful souls of FRESH Nepal. I hope to get involved similar activities in the near future too.”
Simultaneously, Ms. Ghimire undertook a session for girls covering topics of physical and mental changes during puberty, sexual and reproductive health, and mensuration. After a brief experience sharing session, a demonstration was done as to the safe use and disposal of sanitary napkins. This was followed up by a question-and-answer session.
After a short break following the session, Mr. Abhash Subedi, Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan Institute took a brief session on cybersecurity and digital safety. The session emphasized the importance of good digital hygiene, ways to stay safe on the internet, and maintaining privacy on the internet.
In the meantime, the staff and interns of Frost & Sullivan and Frost & Sullivan Institute interacted with the younger children in a fun art session. Children used watercolor and chart paper to unleash their imagination and enjoy themselves. Speaking on behalf of the FRESH Nepal team, Mr. Dev Raj Tamata said, “The children received the programs extremely positively and are looking forward for more! We are eager to have similar programs in the future.” Other employees concurred, stating that it was the right kind of program at the right time.
Ojaswi Rana, Senior Research Analyst with Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Recognition Program, said that she was overjoyed that the program was received so well. “We have been working for over a month to ensure that the activities aligned with the children’s needs. I would like to thank the Fresh Nepal team, all the facilitators, interns, the F&S FSI and CSR teams for making the program a resounding success.”