GlobeMed at Tufts University partners with PHASE Nepal to support health education and student empowerment in Kathmandu, Nepal.
GlobeMed at Tufts University + PHASE Nepal
GlobeMed at Tufts University | Medford, Massachusetts
PHASE Nepal | Kathmandu, Nepal
PHASE supports 21 different areas of Nepal, with over 50,000 individuals benefiting from their programs.
“Partnering with GlobeMed at Tufts gives us an opportunity to expand our international networks. While the students learn about Nepal’s development issues, they bring their skills, connections and enthusiasm to support PHASE’s work and the people in the project village.”- Brihaspati Sunuwar, Programme manager, PHASE Nepal
About the Partnership
PHASE Nepal (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment), was founded in 2006 by a group of development professionals, and operates out of the capital city of Kathmandu. Designed to empower Nepali communities so they can climb out of the cycle of poverty, PHASE’s model aims to simultaneously provide support in livelihood, education, and health work, in various remote Himalayan locations. PHASE provides critical support to already-existing government infrastructure in order to achieve their mission.
GlobeMed at Tufts works specifically in the education component of PHASE’s model, working to establish child clubs with a focus on health education and student empowerment. Child clubs are government recommended extracurricular programs that emphasize student leadership, engagement, child rights, health education, and sports and activities. This year, PHASE is hiring a new Education Development Facilitator, who will be working directly with the development of the child clubs.
GlobeMed at Tufts hopes to raise $10,000 this year for PHASE Nepal’s Education Development Facilitator position. This person will facilitate PHASE’s education goals of developing critical thinking skills, creativity, and health education in their partner schools. This person will be critical in training other educators and organizing child club events.