Janasewa Samaj Nepal
Janasewa Samaj Nepal (Public Welfare Society Nepal or JSSN), is an established ngo whose mission is to alleviate rural poverty, social discrimination and injustice through community development. JSSN is D2N's partner in the construction of the Health Post and Birthing Center in Makpa and is implementing D2N's COVID Response Program in Khotang.
A New Vision
A New Vision (ANV) is a small not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to the mission of eradicating curable blindness among the poor who would otherwise remain blind. Their work takes place primarily in Indonesia, Cambodia and Nepal. D2N partnered with ANV to reconstruct 11 schools after the 2015 earthquake, build the Sapteshwor Health Post and Birthing Center, Baspani Health Post and Birthing Center and the birthing center in Rakha.
The dZi Foundation
The dZi Foundation, a non-profit which has been up and running for about 15 years, does very similar work in Nepal to D2N. Since the inception of D2N, dZi’s Nepal director, Ben Ayers, has served as a mentor to Richard. Ben and his office staff continue to help review project proposals and budgets and give advice on a frequent basis. This has been the most crucial relationship for us; their tutelage has allowed us to maximize our impact and minimize our mistakes.
The dZi Foundation built the school on the land we purchased in Dipsung, partnered with us in the Rakha Hydroelectric Project and was the implementing partner for the rebuilding of 11 schools after the 2015 earthquake.
Nava Jyoti Youth Society
Nava Jyoti is a registered non-government organization (NGO) with the Nepal government and was created in response to D2N working in Khotang. They received mentoring from Creative Porter's Society (see below.) They managed the building of the health post and birthing centers in Dindu, Sapteshwor and Baspani, the Dipsung/Bakachol/Ainshulekharka Library Project and the reconstruction of the Kalika Secondary School in Bakachol.
Creative Porter's Society (CPS)
CPS is also an NGO registered in Nepal. It was created with the help of Ben Ayers, the Nepal Director of dZi Foundation. Their Nepalese staff manages projects at the village level. The staff have been trained to identify priorities in the villages, create proposals and budgets as well as manage every aspect of the projects: from the education and awareness through the construction and maintenance.
They managed the Rakha Hydroelectric Project and Dipsung Toilet Project, our Sungdel and Rakha Toilet Project and the Alex Graham Medical Clinic/Rakha Health Post. CPS oversaw the reconstruction of eleven earthquake-damaged schools.
Nick Simons Institute (NSI)
NSI is a foundation in the Kathmandu Valley dedicated to the continued medical education of mid-level health care workers in rural Nepal, and to MDGP’s (medical doctors with additional training preparing them to work in rural Nepal.) Dr. Mark Zimmerman, director of NSI, has always provided invaluable advice to D2N.
NSI has recently begun working in the Khotang District, and D2N has held recent meetings with their staff. As we continue to build health posts and develop birthing centers, we hope to nurture our relationship with NSI and benefit from their expertise.
Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)
PAHS is a not-for-profit Medical School in the Kathmandu Valley. It is dedicated to training medical students who understand social justice, with an emphasis on rural medicine and serving in under-served areas in rural Nepal. Their Public Health Staff accompanied D2N on one of our early trips to Khotang and helped assess the status quo of public health and health care in Khotang. Richard enjoys a strong relationship with the Founding Vice Chancellor of PAHS, Dr Arjun Karki, and they continue to look toward the future. Richard has also participated in the PAHS International Advisory Board.