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Changunarayan

Partner Institution: Pragatisheel Mahila Samaj

Changunarayan municipality is located 19.1 km. from the Kathmandu city and is most famous for the Changunarayan temple situated at the hill-top. The location provides a rich cultural experience with hiking routes to Nagarkot, a popular destination for national and international visitors. The municipality and the selected sites are a vibrant composition of mainly Tamang, Newar and Brahmah-hill residents.

Dapcha-Chatrebanjh

Partner Institution: Nasancha Pucha:

Dapcha Chhatrebanjh is situated 35 km. south-east from the district headquarters of Kavrepalanchowk. A way to reach the town is to take a linking road (Kavre bhanjyang and Kavre bhanjyang Dapcha road) at the 8 km. point of the B.P highway. Tamang, Newar and Brahman communities make up the population of the VDC who are mostly involved in agriculture. The number of people abroad to seek employment is also significant. The town does not have a cyber-cafe or a newspaper-magazine shop.

Panauti

Partner Institution: Nasancha Pucha:

Panauti is an important city in the Kavrepalanchowk district situated at 32 km. south-east of the Kathmandu city. Panauti municipality exhibits diverse ethnicities but the city is largely a majority of the Newari households. Agriculture and related businesses can be seen as the major sources of income for the residents. The city is a unique mixture of the use of modern day technologies whilst deeply drenched in the cultural heritage that dates back a long period. The residents claim initiatives have been taken to bring Panauti to the economic levels of Banepa and Dhulikhel.

Pragatinagar

Facilitator: Bhagwati Gautam

This is a new settlement beside the Manohara river situated 200m north from the Jadibuti Bridge in the Araniko highway. This settlement houses people from all over Nepal including India with diverse ethnicities. Most family relies on daily wages and many households have someone abroad for employment. The settlement started with basic huts made from temporary material with corrugate iron roofing but a lot of them have now moved to a semi-permanent building construction. The school is one of the few multi-storey buildings in the area.

Tangting

Partner Institution: Himalaya Milan Secondary School

Tangting is a village situated in the south of the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP). Tangting falls within the Namarjung VDC which is situated 24 km. North-East of Pokhara, a difficult terrain in the lap of Annapurna-II and Lamjung mountains. The terrain provides attractive routes for trekking tourism from home and abroad. Most of the households have somebody abroad for employment opportunities. The male population has aspirations of being in the army abroad which dates back to the First World War.

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