Continue to the Future.

Established an NGO in Nepal With the Local Residents as Core Members

Local residents lead the succession of the project.

 Even when our support program finishes after five years, that does not mark the end of the projects. In December, 2011, the local residents formed a local NGO, The Association for Nepal Fordays Self-Reliance Support, to succeed our projects. We donated all our assets to the association and started to prepare for the operation by the villagers.
 Local NGO has succeeded the management of Restaurant, occupational trainings and Candy Project. By the end of 2013, all other programs will be transferred. Our role up to that point will be to carefully confirm the fairness and the reliability of the local NGO, and determine the operational directions and how they manage the business. When all is completed, we would like to continue to watch over the self-reliance and development of Sarangkot Village from Japan mainly via monitoring.

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Development of a country with nature and culture

Model initiative for other developmental organizations in Nepal.

 Nepal is a unique and wonderful country with a combination of nature, culture, and adventure. Sarangkot is one of the famous destinations in Nepal where visitors can see and experience a variety of majestic mountains and beautiful scenery. It is one of the ultimate destinations for trekking, as it offers a variety of trekking routes, from the short and easy to the long and difficult that lead to snowy peaks.
 It is my firm belief that the partnership between For Days and Sarangkot Village for community development will be a model initiative for other developmental organizations in Nepal. I wish great success and long-term sustainability of For Days and their effort at this beautiful village.

Dr.ganesh Yonzan Tamang

Providing a new future-oriented form of Support that brings hope for the future.

 I first visited Sarangkot Village in 2008. The mountains were divinely beautiful, which made the poverty of the region stand out all the more. Despite the poverty I witnessed, the children I met in the elementary schools came to greet us bashfully with their eyes sparkling and it was striking. It made me ask myself, “What awaits these children in their future?” In that moment, I heard a rustle in the woods and saw a group of women collecting branches. I learned that this was their only way to earn cash income to raise their children. Seeing their calloused hands and feet, I understood how hard these mothers were working and doing all that they could to support their children.
I knew in that moment it was the mothers that we needed to support, rather than the children. Many of the men, who are also fathers, had to go find work in cities and often were never heard from again. With this in mind, it was all the more important to create an environment where mothers could raise their children without worries. I felt that providing support in a way that builds a cyclical economic system in cooperation with the villagers, where individuals can become independent and proud of themselves, was what we needed to do, instead of providing a one-time charity donation that only brought momentary happiness. My friends in Japan promised their support to make this happen.
 The globalization of the economy caused a global economic slowdown and a sense of entrapment was felt all over the world in 2011. It was at this time that an unprecedented natural disaster struck Japan and through the pain and suffering that was experienced, we were reminded of the power of nature. Despite the disasters that we may experience in our lives, we as humans will continue to seek the beauty of nature.
 The world population will most likely continue to grow. I believe that the awe-inspiring mountains of Nepal brings healing to our hearts and should be preserved for the future. The responsibility to protect this natural resource for future generations rests heavily on the local residents.
 We sincerely hope that our efforts will serve as a starting engine to create a better future.