After a long wait and persistent prayers from our staff and supporters, this afternoon INF signed a new five-year Project Agreement for our community work with the Nepal government’s Social Welfare Council [SWC].

INF representatives at today’s signing in Kathmandu included: INF/Nepal Executive Director Dr Ganga [Prem] Subedi; INF/Nepal Community Director Dr Buddhi Thapa; Nepal Country Office Acting Country Director Dhan Prasad Gurung; and Nepal Country Office Government Liaison Officer Jay Budhathoki. The SWC was represented by: Member Secretary Mr Dilli Prasad Bhatta; Acting Director Mr Hari Tiwari; and Deputy Director Mr Dipendra Pant. The agreement had previously been approved by the Project Analysis and Facilitation Committee of the Nepali government’s Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare [MoWCSW].

INF would like to thank the Minister of MoWCSW Mr CP Mainali [the Chairman of the SWC], all the officials of both the Ministry and the Social Welfare Council, and INF supporters around the world whose faithful prayers have been crucial in achieving this new agreement.