Bihani -a social venture from Nepal to help people re-engage, re-explore and re-live

21st Aug 2013
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Bihani is a social venture born out of the need to create a positive outlook to life and living meaningfully. Their focus is on individuals, especially above fifty years of age but not limited to it, who want to re- engage, re – explore and re – live a new beginning or create a rewarding second half of their lives based on their past experiences. The aim is to provide a platform to their clients to share their experiences along with learning from each other, making sure that they are able to bring about a difference in theirs as well as others’ lives.

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According to the National Population and Housing Census 2011 Report published in November 2012 by the Central Bureau of Statistics Kathmandu, the total population of Nepal is 26,494,504. Out of the total population, 3,978,149 or 15% comprises of citizens above fifty years of age. In recent years, there have been changes occurring not only due to age and livelihood but also due to easy global mobility of youths and earning population leaving behind empty homes and ageing parents or elders. In the near future, a huge number of the currently active population may face a similar vacuum or activity-less life. The services that Bihani intends to provide is an investment into the active, productive and happy elderly life. It also provides an opportunity for the children and others to make their parents or elders experience a social and rewarding life where they can continue contributing and living without any barriers.

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Bihani will provide services focusing broadly on Social Activities, Health & Wellbeing and Organisational services which will capitalize the potential of the clients who take it. These services will focus on:

• Social Activities which will get like-minded or maybe not so like-minded people together through interactions, book clubs, movie clubs, performing arts, internet literacy etc.

• Health & Wellbeing Services which will be on demand and might include getting appointments fixed with the doctors, physiotherapist, massage, spa etc. based on the client’s need

• Organisational Services which will include income generation, networking and volunteering activities. Clients can get involved in activities such as delivering workshops, talks, sessions, counseling, selling their products and services etc. depending on their expertise, volunteering if interested and enterprise development.

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