Sarangkot Community Building

The Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna has built a community centre for the Shanti Shamjana Mothers Group. The project was supported by Fordays Co Japan. The aim of building this community centre is to create a space where local women can be trained in making handicrafts. The women will then be able to use the community building as a space to produce local handicrafts, which they can sell to gain an income. The total cost of the project was 2,600,000 rupees.

Sarangkot Village Sewing Class Project

A sewing class is currently been held in the Synapse Work Training Centre (the community hall), which we support financially at the request of the community. The handicrafts will be sold at the Sarangkot Synapse Cafe. The income generated by this cafe will be used to develop Sarangkot and other parts of Nepal as a corporate social responsibility.

Association for Nepal Synapse Self-Reliance Support in Japan

The Association for Nepal Synapse Self-Reliance Support in Japan (ANSSSJ) is a non-political, non-governmental, not for profit humanitarian organisation based in Japan. Established in 2008, the ANSSSJ intends to develop opportunities for women in Nepal to generate an income and contribute to their children’s education.

The ANSSSJ aims to provide basic education for marginalised children and to provide work-training programs for parents who are unable to send their children to school due to a lack of income or employment.

The ANSSSJ also plans to establish local sales branches, enabling the selling of the products made by those who receive such work training. In consequence, the ANSSSJ helps the community to attain a more circulatory, income-generating and sustainable state, where the residents make their everyday lives more self-reliant, autonomous and independent, and a thus able to provide education for their children.

On a long-term basis, the ANSSSJ also helps the Nepali people to conserve their cultural and historical traditions through the realisation of autonomy and cultural embodiment in everyday life.