Bihani means ‘morning’ in Nepali – it is the Beginning of a New Day.
Bihani is the first/ only organisation with a social enterprise model in Nepal working in the field of ageing. Following the adage: “Re-engage, Re- explore, Re- live”– the core idea of our work is to change the mindset of others, to realize that we will all age one day and creating a platform which values elders as assets with knowledge and experience that can guide us/ bring change.
Ageing is a natural process but an issue which we find ‘unnatural’ to discuss or invisible. It is a global issue with a huge demographic shift waiting to happen. By 2030, the number of people aged 60 and above will exceed that of young people aged 15 to 24. “Between 2015 and 2030, the number of older persons worldwide is set to increase by 56 per cent – from 901 million to more than 1.4 billion.”
As a social enterprise- we, strongly, believe that an active citizen or member of the community is someone who instead of focusing on problems, looks for solutions. The work we are involved in, deals with the growing issues of ageing and innovative ways to solve it. We believe that we can all contribute in our own way in creating a society that we want to live in by being passionate and determined to bring change, the way we are trying at Bihani.