“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been” – Mark Twain
Wrinkles and Smiles is an impact-based project of Bihani Social Venture, a social enterprise working in the field of ageing. Bihani conducts social engagement activities with the elderly and provides psycho-social care support to positively impact their lives.
Our Social Impact Partners
1) Hope Hermitage Elderly Care
A voluntary social organization, was established in the early 2014 from different expert professional, who sought to redress dishonors behaved against elderly people, and thereby focused on promotion and wellbeing of senior citizens. HHN was formally registered as a non-governmental organization on November 7, 2014, and got affiliation with Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal. We have also registered HHN with NGO Federation Nepal. Since then HHN has started strengthening our already existed networks with senior citizen federation of Nepal and organizations working on the ageing issues aiming to deconstruct the existing perception of society about the concerns of elderly people, including specifically Alzheimer’s Dementia. HHN is an elderly people-centric organization that aims facilitate policy makers for ensuring wellbeing of senior citizens and explore dimensions of social, economic and family problems the elders people are facing, review and assess existing state policies and social security system, formulate focused advocacy for the systemic change about the existing social dishonor against ageing, especially Health related like Alzheimer’s and related Dementia.
2) Matatirtha Old Age Home
Founded in 1997. It was located in Matatirtha Kunda. It has it’s own building. About 22 mother’s are sheltered in the home. Matatirtha Old Age Home Committee provides shelter to any female citizens of Nepal over 60 years of age; of any ethnicity or religion, and those who are needy, without shelter, without guardians and in need of care and attention. It provides shelter to those who have been recommended by the concerned bodies for shelter at the Residence and those who commit to abide by the rules and regulations of the residence committee. Apart from food, shelter, and clothing the residence provide health services and religious and entertainment programs for the residents as well as make arrangements for the cremation of any of the residents upon their demise.” https://www.facebook.com/matatirthaoldagehome/info?tab=page_info
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3) Himalaya Old Age Home Committee
Himalayan Old age home was established in 2061 B.S. with the purpose to provide food, shelter to homeless and old aged people. It was started from Manamaiju with 7000 rent per month but due to rent problem they had to face many issues so had to stay in not a suitable place in Basundhara and one day they were seen by a person i.e. Surendra Raj Shrestha who came for morning walk. He then gave them a house to stay and also paid the rent for year. The total number of resident are 27 people, there 9 board members out of which 3-4 are involved and there are also 2 full time staffs to take care and provide food for the old people.
The home provides services to those who are helpless and homeless. There isn’t any connection with NGOs or specific kind of donations or funds, so mostly they really on donations that come through the people who provide donations on birthdays, anniversaries, death anniversaries. The old people are brought to the old age home through police station i.e. missing case and only after verification the residents are allowed to stay.
4) Prisoner’s Assistance Nepal
Prisoners Assistance (PA) Nepal – a non-profit making charitable organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and socially reintegrating incarcerated children in Nepal, was founded by Indira Rana Magar, widely known as Aama. She first began working with prisoners in 1990 alongside human rights activist Parijat and registered PA Nepal in 2000 AD. Aama, is a social worker and human rights activist dedicated to giving prisoners’ children a better today and brighter future in Nepal. Indira was one of three finalist nominees for the 2014 World’s Children Prize and was awarded the World’s Children’s Honorary Award by Queen Silvia of Sweden for promoting and protecting the rights of incarcerated mothers with children. Various honorary awards that include Ashoka Fellow 2005, Asia 21 Young Leader Public Service Award 2009, BBC 100 Women around the World 2017, Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2017 and many more at national level have been awarded to Aama for her humanitarian work in Nepal.
Who can work as a part of the project through Bihani:
- Volunteers (National and international such as AIESEC Exchange Participants)
- College students posted as field workers