The second wave of the Covid19 pandemic has devastated Nepal. With an already fragile healthcare system and an overwhelmed government, the nation is on the brink of collapse. Hospitals are operating above capacity, oxygen supplies have run out, and crematoriums have been inundated. With the country in desperate need of whatever resources that can be made available, Nepal Youth Council is stepping up – together with our friends at PeaceForPeople and Dajjuvai, raising funds to shore up the health system and help people now!
Who are we?
Nepal Youth Council is a nationally recognized, legally registered, not-for-profit organization with a network in all 77 districts in Nepal. Focusing more on mobilizing youths at the local level to ensure maximum impact, NYC has been working to help Nepal achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. we do this by organizing events over the issues of awareness, personality development and growth, sustainable society, sustainable entrepreneurship, and more.
The campaign aims to raise one million Nepali Rupees (approx. $8,500) in Nepal and $10,000 from around the world. Within Nepal, NYC will be partnering with various digital wallets to raise donations domestically and using the Go Fund Me platform to raise donations internationally.
How will the funds be used?
Phase 1. Once the campaign raises 33% of the intended funds, the funds will be withdrawn to buy antigen kits and isolation kits. 80% of the funds will be used to purchase antigen kits while 20% will be used to purchase isolation kits.
Phase 2. Once the 66% of the desired funds are raised, the funds will be withdrawn to purchase antigen kits and isolation kits again. The proportion of the kits will depend on the requirement at that stage.
Phase 3. Once all the funds have been raised, the funds will be withdrawn in the third phase to purchase the required essential medical supplies at that stage.
NYC will be collaborating with local governments to assess the necessity of certain medical supplies or any other necessities and purchase them accordingly. NYC assures that a comprehensive due-diligence will be done before the dispatch of any supplies.
Why antigen kits and isolation kits?
Nepal has a shortage of essential medical supplies and testing kits. In much of the country testing rates are dangerously low. As a result, people are losing their lives unaware of being infected. The healthcare system does not have enough beds, ventilators, and medical supplies. To increase the testing rates, in association with local municipalities, NYC is aiming to spend 80% of the raised donations to purchase antigen kits and distribute it to rural and suburban areas. In addition, isolation kits aim to ease the pressure in the hospitals and support people to be able to choose home isolation instead.
It is in these difficult times that we are reaching out to the national and international community. We need your help. Every donation counts and can help save a life. Nepal Youth Council humbly requests you to donate and share this as much as possible to help us reach out to a wider community.
All the updates, the financial statements, the supplies purchased and distributed, the impacts in numbers, and all other details regarding the campaign will be updated time and again in the given website. Please check this website for constant updates and news.