Let’s make a difference

Our mission is to eradicate poverty though empowerment, education, sustainable development and positive change.

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Let’s make a difference

Our mission is to eradicate poverty though empowerment, education, sustainable development and positive change.

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Learning center reconstruction

  Project status: Active The learning center is the first step of our fight against poverty. We are constructing two buildings: 1) a learning center, 2) a volunteer quarter. General principle The learning center will have 3 classrooms. During the day, it will serve as an educational space to improve children’s academic level. The problem […]

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Holistic, practical education

  Project status: Planning Literacy is our second step of our fight against poverty. Our teaching methodology will take on a hybrid of practical and theoretical education. We will also leverage the internationalism of our volunteers to share stories and experiences with our students from a world beyond Bangthali. The goal is to ensure students […]

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Sustainable resource cultivation

  Project status: Research Innovation is our third step of our fight against poverty. Background Bangthali has inherited its knowledge of agriculture and land cultivation through generations of storytelling. Yield has not increased significantly as the bottleneck is human capital. Income has not increased either despite the growing demand and prices of goods from the […]

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Women empowerment

  Project status: Research Inclusion is our fourth step of our fight against poverty. Background It’s common in developing countries that women are overworked with manual labour ranging from farming to childcare. They are limited for time and therefore, do not have the capacity to rethink how to make their work more sustainable, productive and […]

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About us

Yes to Change

We are a multi-disciplinary organization focused on sustainable development. 

Yes to Change (YtC) was conceived with one goal: to end poverty through education, training and change. Until recently, many villages of Nepal have suffered from natural disasters and the aftermath of civil conflict. The villages are left in a cycle of poverty - water and food is scarce, children are dressed in old rags, women are overworked in fields, men are taken advantage of at trade markets. YtC's mission is to restore hope with exciting prospects of a different future. We are working to develop a new generation of local villagers who feel empowered to control their own future. Our work provides the tools and support local villagers need to feel empowered to create positive change.

YtC is a registered non-profit company in Nepal. We have been active since 2015.

We are a collaborative platform for international change makers.

We have hosted over 70 volunteers from 17 countries. Our volunteers represent a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from engineering and construction, to education and teaching, to business and technology. Because of this diversity in culture and skill, our volunteers are crucial in pushing this project forward with their individual knowledge and expertise.

We are a community leader in Nepal.

We believe that we have a duty to work hard then share our success and learning. YtC is actively involved in projects with local clubs in Kathmandu. We are also involved with the local government and do development for communities.

Yes to Change partners with the Spanish Association Sainz de Baranda.

Bangthali

Bangthali, also known as Sanowangthali, is home to more than 500 families from different ethnic backgrounds. Tamang is the native ethnic group, which has lived in Bangthali for over 400 years. 40% of the total population is  under the age of 15.

The village spreads out across the mountains and varies between 1600 - 2300 meters above sea level. It is situated in the Koshipari area of the Kavre district.

Agriculture is the major profession in the village. Corn, wheat, buckwheat, millet, mustard and soy beans are the major crops. However, due to the lack of a proper irrigation system, modern tools and technology the productivity remains low, compelling villagers to import food from elsewhere. Cows, buffaloes, goats and chicken are the major domestic animals.

Bangthali was terribly affected by the 2015 earthquake causing some casualties and the loss of 80% of homes and infrastructure. Even until today many villagers are struggling to rebuild their homes, due to a lack of financial and technical capability.

The vision

a) Quality education (Providing educational assistance: Mathematics, Science & Environmental Studies, Nutrition and Hygiene, Languages: English/Spanish, Basic Computing & Internet)

b) Economic growth (Providing support to develop, design and market local products)

c) Community Construction (Supporting to build most needed infrastructures to execute these programs and projects)

 

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