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Sonam Losar - a New Years Holiday in Nepal

Sonam Losar - a New Years Holiday in Nepal

Sonam Losar is a Buddhist New Year celebration (there are multiple in Nepal) celebrated on the first full moon of the month of Magh in the Nepali calendar. Sonam Losar is celebrated by the influential Tamang ethnic group, as well as several smaller or more remote groups: the Yolma, Dura, Thakalis, Dolpalis and Sinsas. The Tamang are native to the hilly region in and around the Kathmandu valley and have close ethnic links to Tibetans, tracing their roots all the way back to the Mongol empire. “Ta” translates into horse and “mang” to warrior or rider, so the Tamang are...

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Gender and Education in Nepal

Gender and Education in Nepal

January 24th marks the International Day of Education, and it has us reflecting on the many challenges that children and youth face in accessing education in Nepal. Although significant progress has been made in the last 20 years, approximately 770,000 children aged 5-12 do not attend school (Unicef). The COVID-19 crisis has hit Nepal’s education sector hard. While students in other countries are able to attend their classes online, network access is inaccessible to many families in Nepal. School closures mean many school-aged children will enter the workforce, and in many cases stay there even after schools open. Even before...

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How does Battiayos "Buy 1 - We Give 2" work?

How does Battiayos "Buy 1 - We Give 2" work?

It is easy! Buy a bracelet and do good! For each bracelet you buy until the 15.02.21, we will donate 2 Euros. The money will be used to support three different initiatives in Nepal: Education programs for women, education programs for children and safe water for children in schools. If you wish your donation to go to a particular cause mentioned, send us a message. You can find all the beads bracelets here.  In addition, your purchase will help support and keep afloat our network of women’s groups, artisans, home-based workers, and our own team of women in Nepal who...

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Good news - Battiayo is Good Market approved

Good news - Battiayo is Good Market approved

Since April 2020, we are approved by Good Market. We are incredibly happy to be part of that community which drives change. The Good Market community is based on the idea that we create the world in which we live. ​We affect the planet and its inhabitants, which include all form of living species, with all decision we make every day. This means we have a great opportunity to make better choices and to help create a better world. Good Market is curated platform that supports and partners with social enterprises, responsible businesses, changemakers and other groups which share values...

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What has been done with the money raised through the 'Buy Now -Receive Later' campaign’?

What has been done with the money raised through the 'Buy Now -Receive Later' campaign’?

First we want to thank everybody who has participated in the Buy Now – Receive Later Campaign from the 1st till 20th of July. We are more then happy to announce that we were able to raise a bit over 300 Euros, which we rounded up to 320 Euros. This corresponds to 44160 Rs, which we rounded up to 45000. We decided to donate the money for learning packages for kids from vulnerable communities, which already suffer from a huge gap of access to good education. The schools have been closed for over 4 months by now and these kids...

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