Engaged Opportunity Grants

FOR Nepal: Building a Community Center Together

Planning and building a community center in earthquake-ravaged Mhanégang, Nepal

Mhanégang, Nepal – a community that has collaborated with anthropology faculty for more than 40 years – was completely destroyed by two major earthquakes in 2015. This project supports travel for faculty and students assisting on the building of a community center in the city. The idea of the center came out of a two-year collaboration among the Mhanégang community, the Srijana Women’s Agricultural Cooperative Society, the Cornell-Nepal Earthquake Recovery Partnership (CNERP), Cornell For Nepal, FOR Nepal, as well as individual students, scholars and faculty. The new facilities will house income-generating activities, provide space for community-wide events and shelter the community safely in the event of future disasters.

Grant category: Other

The Team

  • Kathryn MarchDepartment of Anthropology
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jack ElliottDepartment of Design and Environmental Analysis
    College of Human Ecology
  • Community partner: Srijana Women’s Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd

Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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