The activities of the Akasha Academy NGO in Nepal include social, environmental and infrastructural aspects. To realize its projects, the Akasha Academy NGO is working closely together with the German partner organization Long Yang e.V.
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After the devastating earthquakes 2015 in Nepal, one of the first projects of the NGO was to support in medical first-aid and reconstructions. This included the re-establishment of water supply and a school building in Suntakhan. During the current Covid-19 crisis, the Akasha Academy NGO is again offering emergency aid with food packages and personal protective equipment.
Since starting to work in the Suntakhan area, the NGO has developed close ties and a trustful relationship with the local schools and supported their students throughout the years with new winter school uniforms.
Environmental projects aim to raise awareness and inspire action. Therefore, events are regularly organized around World Environment Day in Suntakhan. In 2018, this included a river cleanup together with the local schools to beat plastic pollution. On World Environment Day 2019, students, locals, other NGOs and government officials together engaged in improving air quality with a tree planting activity at the Akasha Academy grounds.
To support the empowerment of women, a sewing and tailoring training for a group of 14 women in Kathmandu was enabled by the Akasha Academy NGO. They produced their first yoga bag collection to be sold at a European festival, starting the brand “Akasha Handmade“. The aim is to create a social business which will help them become financially independent.
A vocational training program is intended to improve the general health situation in rural Nepal, while at the same time fostering education possibilities for young women. A one-year training enabling students to become “Basic Health Counsellors” will be held on the premises of Akasha Academy. The secondary school graduates will learn about basics in medicine, hygiene, manual therapy, social mobilization, business, and much more.