LIFE Nepal is a non-profit making organization (NGO) registered at the District Administration Office, Dhanusha in 2012. It is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council, Kathmandu. LIFE is women and youth led organization. It is centered in Province No. 2. LIFE Nepal has intended to ensure the basic needs likewise education, health, social protection, and livelihood of Nepali citizens (especially Girls, Dalit, Muslim, women, youth, and people with disability) for their dignified life. For that, LIFE Nepal has been organizing people, building capacity through modern technology transfer, empowering them through providing information, and engaging in participatory planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. LIFE Nepal believes that “Information is the best instrument of empowering people“.
Since its establishment in 2012, LIFE Nepal has been awareness raising and advocating for key community issues like promotion of girls education, literacy (numeracy, reading and writing skills) quality education, early grade reading, gender based violence, zero discrimination, strengthening civil society for accountability, local governance, women and youth empowerment, life skills and income generation opportunity to pro-poor and marginalized communities, conflict resolution and peace building, cultural promotion through curriculum development in local language, and capacity building, education response in emergency (earthquake, flood, firing, windstorm, cold wave, heatwave, and COVID pandemic), disaster risk management, and climate change resilient from local government to district and provincial to national level in the partnership with key stakeholder and like-minded organizations and through the mobilization of young and girls champions as well as local, national and international volunteers.
LIFE Nepal has proven experiences in the area of curriculum development, contextualization, validation and capacity building training through providing consultancy services and working as resource organization by mobilizing its committed and competent human resources (having excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English and Nepali). In this period, LIFE contributed in literate Nepal campaign of Nepal by developing curriculum and literacy books (Hamar Jatara, Ijot and Padha Chalu) in Maithili language.
Similarly, it contributed in the Maithili cultural promotion via developing cultural book (Mithila: Sanskriti Lok Geet Sangrah and Mithila Darshan) with Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and developed 260 books (79 decodables and 181 levelled) in Maithili language in BLOOM software regarding early grade readers through the Enabling Writers’ Project. Based on its past experiences of working primarily in the Terai districts, LIFE Nepal is renowned for organizing campaign and advocacy on Child Protection, Save Daughter, Educate Daughter (Beti Padhaun – Beti Bachau), STOP Child Marriage, Child Labor, Mainstreaming Madarsa in Education System, Quality Education and Gender Based Violence through mainstreaming of Gender and Equity Network in local governments and Complaint Response Mechanism at schools.
Likewise, LIFE Nepal implemented Youth and Adolescent Engagement in Ending Child Marriage (YAEECM), awareness campaign for COVID (CfC) in 136 Palikas of Dhanusha, Mahottari, Siraha, Saptari, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Bara and Parsa districts of Province – 2, Nepal. LIFE Nepal facilitated the local governments to establish Child Protection Policy, Code of Conduct, local level planning and complain hearing procedure 2074 at local government as well as in schools. Furthermore, LIFE implemented Humanitarian Program: Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program, flood preparedness and response program. LIFE is implementing Humanitarian Program: Risk Communication and Community Engagement Addressing Exclusion Error of Child Grant and Child Protection Response on COVID 19 in Province No. 2. Similarly, it is implementing the Ending Child Marriage Program in Dhanusha and Humanitarian Program: Psychosocial support to Girls and Boys vulnerable to Child Marriage and Violent Discipline Extended MHPSS Response to COVID -19 in Province No. 2.