In the year 2013
(a) Continuation of 50 page bimonthly magazine “Jyestha Nagarik”.
(b) Developed survey tools for Nepal Ageing Survey, 2013 .
(c) Played vital role in making government to decide to include ageing issues (gerontology) in the curriculum of secondary level.
(d) Organized study tour for senior government official from Bhutan.
(e) Organized study tour for Aberdeen Rotractors.
(f) Got involved in regional study on Health Status of Older People.
(g) Partnership with HelpAge International Nepal in different programs .
(h) Organised 5 days long Memory Training: Enhancing Memory Power in Old Age in collaboration Czech Society for Memory Training and Brain Jogging and EURAG.
(i) Successfully run the ADA for Rights 2013 campaign throughout the month of June with support from HelpAge International Nepal. Following are the achievement of the campaign:
• 45,586 signatures collected in the Petition Form by 28th of June 2013.
• Quotes from 11 well known leaders from different facets of Nepali society were video recorded who spoke in support of ADA campaign for strengthening the rights of older people through UN Convention.
• Written quotes from 9 ADA leaders currently working on ageing issues in Nepal were obtained.
• 100,000 copies of pamphlets were distributed throughout the country. Assuming that at least 50% of the recipients read one of the pamphlets handed out to them, it can be said that at least 50,000 people of Nepal are now aware of the objectives of ADA campaign for rights 2013 and importance of UN convention for strengthening the rights of older people.
• 5,000 copies of ADA sticker were produced and distributed throughout the country. • 50 copies of ADA banners were produced and placed in various public places for public awareness.
• Telecasting of talks shows by 4 different National TV stations, with potential of reaching out to 90% of the total population of Nepal, with the central theme of “Strengthening the Rights of Older Persons through UN Convention”.
• Broadcasting of talk shows by 3 different National FM radios on ADA campaign for Rights 2013.
• 30,000 people were reached twice with the objectives ADA campaign for Rights 2013 through the state print vernacular media, Gorkhapatra daily.
• 15,000 people were reached thrice with the message about importance of ADA campaign for Rights 2013 through state owned English print media, The Rising Nepal daily.
• 12,000 people were reached with the central theme of strengthening the rights of older people through UN convention via Samacharpatra daily, a Nepali language private print media.
• More than 15,000 people were reached with the message ofADA for Rights campaign 2013 through Annapurna Post daily.
• Coordination and collaboration with Rotary International and Scout.
• More than 30 organisations including Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW), and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) were coordination and collaboration.
• 12 academic institutions such as schools and colleges were involved in ADA campaign.
• More than 500 volunteers including students, social workers, OAHs staffs and residents were mobilised.
• 11 districts of Nepal, namely, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavre, Dang, Ramechhap, Baglung, Syangja, Dhading, Gorkha and Chitawan were focused for signature campaign.
• More than 1,000 people were distributed WEAAD ribbons.
(j) Participated in 4th session of Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing as a representative of NGOs working for wellbeing of ageing population in Nepal.
(k) Inclusion of poem regarding older people in 4th grade curriculum.
(l) Coordinated with NTV and Radio Nepal to run a regular program on different concerns of ageing population. (m) Successfully observed World Alzheimer’s Month. Following are the achievements:
• 30,000 people reached with the message of World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) via state print media Gorkhapatra daily,
• 15,000 people were reached with important information regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of Dementia,
• 80% of Nepal’s population were reached with the information on WAM through Radio Nepal,
• 50% of Nepal’s population reached with message of WAM through Sagarmatha TV,
• At least 50% of Nepal’s population reached with important message regarding Alzheimer disease and WAM via Image Channel TV,
• At least 272 young students were oriented on Alzheimer’s disease and WAM,
• At least 357 social worker/community leaders were reached with the message on WAM and Alzheimer’s disease,
• 30 national poets were oriented on Alzheimer’s disease and WAM,
• 457 health workers/nursing students received special training on Alzheimer/Dementia,
• 4,500 individuals/organizations/institutions across the globe reached with the message on Alzheimer and WAM through Voice of Senior Citizens,
• At least 2,000 people were reached with message on Alzheimer’s disease through pamphlets/leaflets/balloons,
• 2,000 individuals/organizations/institutions were reached with valuable information regarding Alzheimer’s disease and WAM through JyesthaNagarik magazine.
(n) Observance of 23rd International Day of Older Persons. Following are the achievements:
• Organized an Inter-Generation Tea Party to mark the International Day of Older Person, 2013, October 1
• A short video on the ongoing struggle of older persons for their Rights was released. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnkSW4FvzEo
• 1st anniversary of JyesthaNagarik magazine
• Released country report on World Alzheimer’s Month,http://www.ageingnepal.org.np/images/alzheimers_report2013.pdf
• Released slide on Status of Older Persons in Nepal, http://www.ageingnepal.org.np/images/oldpeopleinnepal.pdf
• Released memory training manual, http://www.ageingnepal.org.np/images/memory_training_manual.pdf
• TV talks shows in two national televisions, namely, Nepal 1 TV and News 24 TV. It is estimated that about two hundred thousand Nepalese were reached with the message of IDOP 2013 through these TV stations.
• Talk program in four different radio/FM, namely, Sagarmatha Radio, Image News FM, Mero FM and Community Information Network (CIN) radio. It is estimated that at least 50% of Nepal population were reached with the message of IDOP 2013 through these radio/FM stations.
(o) Successfully included issues of ageing population in the manifestoes of major political parties participating in the CA election 2013.
(p) Released a video titled “A City Not For Old People” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSladokBVZA. The video depicts the plight of an elderly in Kathmandu city.
(q) Released a video on the human rights of older people to mark International Human Rights Day December 10, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl5C71lgF2A.
(r) Fustal Tournament as a fund raising event was organized by young Non- Residential Nepali group, Nepcity Ballers in Melbourne, Australia. The collected fund was donated to Ageing Nepal. (s) Inclusion of ageing issues in the curriculums of grade 1, 4 and 5 of the private schools in Nepal.
•Chapter titled, “Respect for Elders” has been included in the curriculum of grade 1.
•Chapters titled, “Senior Citizens”, “Decent People” and “Grandfather’s Tricks” has been included in the curriculum of grade 4.
•Chapter titled, “Respecting Aged” has been included in the curriculum of grade 5.