A view from Nagarkot, Nepal

We hope you had a great year and are enjoying the holiday season. As 2017 comes to an end, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting Code for Nepal, seek end of year donations, and share updates on our work over the past year.

In 2017, we undertook the following initiatives:  

Diversity and Women in Tech Scholarship: This year we launched two scholarships programs. One focuses on providing scholarships to young women to learn coding. Meet one of the recipients. Another program provided scholarships to a diverse group of young women and men. Check out a photo of the recipients.

Digital Nepal Conference: Early in 2017, we organized the first-ever digital conference in Janakpur to empower young women and men. Code for Nepal founders used gifts from their wedding to organize the conference. Over 100 participants and speakers spent a day interacting and sharing information. We also supported a digital literacy project in Janakpur.

Honored by Forbes: We are honored and humbled to be named in Forbes 30 Under 30’s list of social entrepreneurs in Asia.

Breathe Freely project: Nepal has one highest levels of air pollution in the world. To start having an evidence-based conversation surrounding air pollution so that action can be taken, we launched a survey and published the results on Nepali Times.

NepalMap: In 2016, we launched https://nepalmap.org, to put Nepal’s data at your fingertips! People have visited NepalMap more than 200,000 times. In 2017, we added many new datasets such as natural disasters, foreign aid, and health indicators. Check it out if you haven’t yet.

Supporting Flood Survivors in Nepal: At least six million people were affected by the floods in the southern plains of Nepal. We raised funds to help more than 600 families with initial relief.

All of this would not have been possible without your help! To help us increase our impact, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to Code for Nepal, supporting our work to increase digital literacy and the use of open data in Nepal. We are an all-volunteer organization and every dollar will go a long way!